UNB receives $5M from former premier McKenna

September 9, 2021
The University of New Brunswick has received a $5M investment from former Government of New Brunswick Premier Frank McKenna. The funds will be used to establish the McKenna Institute, which aims to support economic growth and social progress while making NB and Canada “digital trailblazers.” McKenna will also lead a campaign to raise $50M to support the institute’s mission. “In 2021, more than ever, digital technologies offer a path to global relevance, prosperity and growth,” said UNB President Dr Paul J Mazerolle. “UNB will be a crucial player in feeding the emerging technology ecosystem. There is significant opportunity in front of us and, through the McKenna Institute, we can achieve this transformation.” UNB (NB)