UNB chancellor pledges $20 million to university's Currie Centre

July 12, 2010

University of New Brunswick chancellor Richard J. Currie has revealed that he has donated over $20 million in support of the construction of the university's new multi-purpose facility that bears his name, making it the largest private gift UNB has ever received. Based at the Fredericton campus, the Richard J. Currie Centre will be a 5-storey structure with state-of-the-art gyms, research facilities, and fitness and conference centres. The building will also be the venue for convocations once it opens next spring. What drives his generosity, Currie says, is his belief that higher education in a strong institution such as UNB is the key to New Brunswick's future success. Times & Transcript