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Alumni News Direct

September 2017

Meet Jill Jollineau

Alumni President's Message | On July 1, Jill Jollineau (MEd'02) began her two-year term as president of UNB's Associated Alumni.

"UNB has been an integral part of my life since the early 70s, when my family moved to New Brunswick. Giving back to a life-enriching institution is more than an obligation, it's a privilege." -- Jill Jollineau. Read more

Changemaker: Anita Naidu

Inspire | Anita Naidu (BScEng'05, MScEng'08) is part of three-member, Vancouver-based, nonprofit PeaceGeeks, an organization that leverages technology to promote human rights and peace. PeaceGeeks won Canada's first ever Google Impact Challenge for its innovative app, Services Advisor, a web based platform that gives refugees and immigrants direct access to services. Read more

Varsity Reds hockey player named top Canadian university athlete

University Highlights | Varsity Reds hockey player Philippe Maillet is the recipient of one of two 2017 BLG awards, which recognize the top male and female university athletes in Canada. The awards are based on athletic accomplishments, outstanding sportsmanship and leadership. Read more

Professors secure funding for first feature film

University Highlights | Robert Gray and Matt Rogers (BEd'07, MEd'10, PhD'14), along with filmmaker Jon Dewar (BA'11, BEd'13) have secured $127,500 in funding from Telefilm Canada and The Talent Fund, and Bell Media and Corus Entertainment, to produce Entropic, an adaptation of an award-winning short story and book of the same name written by Gray. Read more

New chiropractic health research chair to help unlock the mystery behind musculoskeletal disorders

University Highlights | Jeff Hebert, who joined UNB’s faculty of kinesiology from Murdoch University in Western Australia in July, has had an impressive career, spending the past 18 years in faculty, clinical and administrative positions in the United States and Australia. Read more

Saint John campus hosts annual programming competitions

University Highlights | Middle and high school students from across New Brunswick put their computer programming skills to the test at two annual competitions hosted by the Saint John campus this summer.

"Computer programming skills are vital in our rapidly changing economy and the skills these young students are developing now will continue to serve them throughout their educational and professional careers.” -- Ruth Shaw (BDA'80, MScCS'86, PhD'94), professor of computer science at UNB Saint John. Read more

Helping to build sustainable agriculture

Alumni Stories | Kimberley Clarke (PhD'15) is working on finding a solution to one of the world's pressing challenges -- building a sustainable agriculture industry while not harming the environment.

"It’s exciting to develop solutions that give farmers new ways to produce more without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.” -- Kimberley Clarke . Read more

Tracy Stewart is vice-principal of the year

Alumni Stories | Tracy Stewart (BScKin'00, BEd'05, MEd'14), former vice-principal at Park Street Elementary school in Fredericton, NB, is the 2016-17 recipient of the Distinguished Vice-Principal of the Year award. The award goes to educators who demonstrate leadership in school administration. Only one vice-principal across Canada receives the honour each year. Read more

Chancellor emeritus, UNB alumni named to Order of New Brunswick

Alumni Stories | Richard J. Currie (LLD'87), UNB’s chancellor emeritus, has been named to the Order of New Brunswick. He and nine other New Brunswickers  including soprano Measha Brueggergosman (DLitt’11), Atlantic Ballet’s Susan Chalmers-Gauvin (BA’96, DLitt‘12), retired senator Erminie Cohen (LLD’01), family physician Michael Perley (BSc’78), and journalist Jackie Webster (BA’52)  will be formally inducted into the order in a ceremony at Government House this fall. Read more

Paul Santerre receives Governor General's Innovation Award

Alumni Stories | Paul Santerre (MScEng'86) is one of six trailblazing Canadians to receive the 2017 Governor General’s Innovation Award. The award recognizes and celebrates outstanding Canadian individuals, teams and organizations who strengthen the country, help shape the future and inspire the next generation. Read more

Homecoming 2017

Homecoming 2017 | Homecoming is less than two weeks away. Have you registered?

Come back to the Fredericton campus for a fun-filled weekend reconnecting and reminiscing, and celebrating the history and traditions of your alma mater. Homecoming is a wonderful opportunity to share your UNB experience with friends and family, while meeting current students and new alumni.

We can’t wait to see you again!

Bliss family creates scholarships

Impact of Giving | Siblings Bob, Tim, John and Iris Bliss were all active students when they attended the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus in the 1950s. Together, they have created a $300,000 scholarship endowment to help ensure that more students can come 'up the hill' to receive a life-changing education at UNB. Read more