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Alumni News Direct

February 2020

UNB Alumni President’s Message

Thank you to everyone who participated in our recent alumni engagement survey. The importance of hearing directly from you, our alumni, cannot be overstated. Your feedback is invaluable, as our council continues its work toward a revised strategic plan designed to better serve our members. Full story

Grad students conducting research on climate change

Grad students Joshua Evans (BSc’15) and Kelsey Koerner (BSc’18) spent their summer in the Arctic, conducting research on climate change and oceanography. They are working in the PAst Primary Production and Environmental Reconstructions lab under the supervision of Audrey Limoges. The goal of their research is to develop a better understanding of climate-driven change in the physical and biological systems of the Arctic Ocean. Full story

UNB alumnus gets Kraken on robots

Greg Reid (BBA’94) is COO of Kraken Robotics Inc., a Newfoundland and Labrador-based marine technology company that specializes in the development of unmanned underwater robotics. Last month, the company was awarded a contract with the Government of Canada for its SeaVision 3D laser scanner. Parks Canada and Kraken will test the technology at some archaeologically significant sites.Full story

UNB breaks ground on new residence

A new 40,000-square-foot residence will open its doors on the UNB Saint John campus next fall. It will be the first geothermal heated and cooled residence at UNB. “This is just the start of the great things happening on our campus,” says Petra Hauf, vice-president Saint John. Full story

News from the UNB President’s Office

Paul Mazerolle (BA’89) was installed as UNB’s 19th president and vice-chancellor during last fall’s Convocation; UNB is in the final stage of the strategic planning process, and the President’s Annual Report for 2018-19 was shared with the UNB community. Full story

Giving more, getting more

Alan Rivers-Bowerman (BBA’09) is living proof of the adage that true happiness stems not from getting more, but from giving more. In his case it’s the gift of time, most of it volunteered to his alma mater. There are many things he treasures from his four years as a student at UNB, but the main ones are the business program and the varsity basketball team, the Seawolves. Full story

Proudly UNB

On April 3, the UNB Associated Alumni will honour seven distinguished alumni with Proudly UNB Awards. The recipients have made significant contributions in their field of work and/or humanity, have been recognized by their peers or others, and have made extraordinary contributions either through their work, their volunteer efforts or their financial support to UNB. Full story

Honouring their own

The faculties of engineering, computer science, and management have paid tribute to some of their distinguished alumni. Anne-Marie Gammon (BBA'83), Michael Tsamaz (BBA'84), Bill Cooper (BScCE’62) and Mike LeBlanc (BScCS’92, MCS’97) were honoured for their achievements in their fields of work and their contributions to their faculties. Full story

Schulich leader finds greater opportunities

Thanks to the Schulich Leader Scholarship, Wesley Finck has had many opportunities to develop leadership and networking skills while honing his engineering knowledge. Now, even more exciting things are happening as he approaches graduation. Full story