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Associated Alumni

Alumni News Direct

February 2018

Reflections on 2017

Alumni President's Message | Last year was a busy one for the Associated Alumni, filled with gatherings, celebrations and ceremonies that allowed me to meet many of you and hear wonderful stories of where life has taken you since your days at UNB. It has been an honour to represent the alumni family, which has grown to more than 87,000 worldwide." - Jill Jollineau (MEd'02) Read more

Small town. Global reach.

Inspire | With more than 25 per cent of its adult population infected with AIDS, Swaziland, Africa has the highest instances of infection in the world and the lowest life expectancy. Compelled to act, Mark Bettle (BBA'82) started the Hampton-Piggs Peak Partnership, connecting his hometown of Hampton, NB, with Piggs Peak. Since 2005, the partnership has brought much needed support to the small community. Read more

Saluting our academics, researchers and innovators

University Highlights | Every day, our faculty are making a difference in the classroom and our researchers and innovators are finding solutions to problems, filling gaps in knowledge and informing decisions, and changing the way people live their lives. In this issue, we recognize a few of them. Read more

Governor General visits Institute of Biomedical Engineering

University Highlights | “We were pleased to show Her Excellency the innovative work we are doing and discuss ways to enhance collaboration amongst scientists in academia, government and industry,” says UNB President Eddy Campbell. Read more

UNB researchers part of $3-million project addressing domestic violence

University Highlights | Co-led by the faculty of nursing's Kelly Scott-Storey (BN'99, MN'07, PhD'13), the researchers are tasked with examining the effectiveness of iHEAL, an emerging model of care for those who have suffered domestic abuse. Read more

New research chairs expand UNB’s commitment to research and innovation

University Highlights | The UNB CAST Atlantic Salmon Research Chair will conduct research aimed at curbing the alarming decline of Atlantic salmon stocks. The UNB Health Research Chair in Cannabis will focus on the study of the biochemistry, medicinal and pharmacology of cannabis. Read more

Looking back. Moving forward.

University Highlights | In his address, Building a Brighter Future, President Eddy Campbell shared an update on current and future projects. He highlighted many of the research and teaching successes of the past year, including the university’s work to help make New Brunswick Canada’s top destination for experiential education. Read more

UNB innovators win top Atlantic Startup Canada awards

University Highlights | Ali Ghorbani (PhD'96) received the Senior Entrepreneur Award, Dhirendra Shukla received the Entrepreneur Promotion Award and Jordan Kennie (BScEng'16, D-TME'16, MEng'17) was saluted with the Young Entrepreneur Award. Read more

Bringing energy technology developed for Africa to Canada

Alumni Stories | Caleb Grove (BScEng'15, D-TME'15, MEng'17) spent six months building a microhome powered by renewable energy. Located in his hometown of Douglas, NB, the eight-by-12 foot house uses 100 per cent solar and wind energy. Read more

Combining love of food and blogging

Alumni Stories | Through their food blog and YouTube channel, Chopstick Travel, Luke Martin (BSc’16) and Sabrina Davidson (BSc’16) take viewers along the streets of Taiwan as they sample local delicacies. Read more

The accidental doctor

Alumni Stories | Roxanne Reeves (BA'06, MA'09, PhD'14) never thought that she would finish university, let alone achieve her PhD. For the fourth time, and in her 30s, Reeves was set to drop out of university; that is until an accidental meeting forever changed her life and set her on her path as a tireless crusader for the transformational benefits of mentorship. Read more

Honouring a lifetime of achievement

Alumni Awards and Achievements | Gerry Pond (BA'66, DLitt'04), one of Atlantic Canada's great businessmen, has received the 2017 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award for his "contribution to Canadian business, philanthropic endeavors and outstanding leadership within the community and across Canada." Read more

Achievement. Dedication. Service.

Alumni Awards and Achievements | Four alumni have received top honours: Sally Armstrong (DLitt'16) was promoted to officer of the Order of Canada and Allan Andrews (BPE'69) was appointed member of the Order. Receiving their province's highest recognition, Elaine Carty (BN'66) and Jennifer Wade (BA'58) were appointed to the Order of British Columbia. Read more

Recognizing distinguished alumni

Alumni Awards and Achievements | At their annual awards dinners held last fall, the faculties of business administration and computer science on the Fredericton campus, honoured Julien Albert (BBA'74), Tom Liston (BBA'96), and Mary Goggin (BScCS'82), respectively, with distinguished alumni awards. Read more

Upcoming events

  • U Cup Hockey: March 15-18
  • Proudly UNB: April 6
  • Homecoming: Sept. 27-30
  • Law 125 Gala: April 21
  • Alumni and Friends Gatherings

2017 Eaton Lecture

Past Events | Retaking the Ground: War, Memory, and National History in Canadian Schools  | Allan Sears, professor of social studies education UNB and a fellow of the Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society, delivered the 2017 Eaton Lecture. Check out the video. Read more

Fall Convocation

Past Events | More than 580 students graduated from UNB during fall convocation ceremonies and two New Brunswick leaders received honorary degrees. Check out the photos. Read more

Cherrington family creates scholarships

Impact of Giving | Alan Cherrington (BSc'67), one of the top diabetes researchers in North America and a recipient of the UNB Alumni Award of Distinction, credits UNB with igniting his passion. Cherrington and his family have created an endowment to provide science and nursing students with four-year renewable scholarships. Read more