Valedictorians, 188th Fredericton Encaenia

We are pleased to announce the Valedictorians for the 188th Fredericton Encaenia.

Ceremony A - Wednesday, May 17, at 10 a.m.

Adam Chubbs-Payne, from Corner Brook, NL, will address students in faculties of science, kinesiology and nursing. Adam will graduate with a bachelor of science in kinesiology degree. While studying at UNB, Adam served as the co-president of the kinesiology society, a peer mentor and an alternate residence proctor. As part of his undergraduate degree, he worked towards an honours in biomechanics, a term studying abroad, and both a practicum and a work study with UNB’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Atlantic Clinic for Upper Limb Deficiencies. He volunteered as a leader for Kin Kids NB, the Good Night Program/Pedicatric Division at the Dr. Everett Chalmer’s Hospital in Fredericton, and with Opal Family Services. Adam’s interest is in sport science and medicine and he hopes to further his studies with medical school after graduation.

Ceremony B - Thursday, May 18 at 10 a.m.

Kendra Wasson, from Saint John, NB, will address students in the faculties of arts, law, business administration, education and Renaissance College; and in interdisciplinary studies. Kendra will graduate with a bachelor of arts degree with an honours in psychology. During her time at UNB, Kendra was a tireless advocate for mental health services and resources for students on the Fredericton campus. She was a member of UNB’s mental health working group, the Student Union’s mental health coordinator, and developed a peer support centre for students with mental health issues. She also founded and co-organized the annual World Suicide Prevention Day Candlelight Vigil on the Fredericton campus and collaborated on many other events with UNB’s Counselling Services in her role as a residence proctor for four years. She was also a teaching assistant, student mentor, and tutor. Kendra will continue to work full time with the Canadian Mental Health Association of New Brunswick before returning to university to pursue graduate studies in clinical psychology.

Ceremony C - Thursday, May 18, at 2:30 p.m.
Tayler Hunt from Woodstock, New Brunswick, will address students in the faculties of engineering, forestry & environmental management and computer science. Tayler will graduate with a bachelor of science in chemical engineering degree with a concentration in energy conversion and a major in environmental studies. She will also receive a diploma in technology management and entrepreneurship. Tayler was actively involved in the faculty of engineering community, taking leadership roles in the chemical engineering undergraduate society and the engineering undergraduate society. As part of her degree, Tayler completed a co-op work term in Germany and a student academic exchange in Singapore. She was also a regular volunteer at the UNB open house and was a residence leader and teaching assistant. Tayler will join the Global Management Training program with Labatt Breweries in July.