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Fall Convocation

Class of 2016

UNB conferred degrees to its newest graduates at Convocation ceremonies on the Fredericton and Saint John campuses in October. More than 400 grads joined the Class of 2016.

Professors Emeriti

Retired professors Tony Diamond (biology and forestry and environmental management) and Gail Storr (nursing) received professors emeriti designations.

Appointed as a research professor in 1994, Dr. Tony Diamond has had a significant impact at UNB and on the international stage over his two decades of service. A dedicated educator, Dr. Diamond routinely taught a course overload to ensure that students in our wildlife programs had the necessary courses for timely graduation.

Dr. Gail Storr has distinguished herself through teaching, research and service. While serving as director of graduate studies in nursing, she initiated the nurse educator stream in the master’s program. Dr. Storr has been recognized as one of Canada’s most renowned advocates for breast feeding.

Excellence in Teaching Awards

Saint John faculty members Dongmin Kim (business) and Barb Dowding (science, applied science and engineering) were recognized with Dr. Allan P. Stuart Memorial Excellence in Teaching Awards. 

While at UNB Saint John, Dr. Dongmin Kim has anchored the faculty of business’s Management Information Systems courses for 10 years, introducing hundreds of students to these subjects at the undergraduate level, and offering advanced training in the field at the graduate level.

Ms. Dowding’s students say she is enthusiastic and passionate about her field, making her an exceptional lecturer. Her delivery of the material is thorough and engaging. She is available to students, kind and approachable.

Honorary Degree Recipients

Alumnus, business leader and community volunteer Daryl Branscombe received an honorary doctor of letters degree. Dr. Branscombe graduated from UNB with a teaching degree, and before embarking on the world of business, taught for 10 years. He joined Greenarm Corporation Ltd. in 1985, and later established a brokerage division of the company, which he still operates today. In 1997, he launched his own development initiative under a holding company known as Dad’s Enterprise (NB) Ltd.

Alumnus, researcher and scientist Siauw Ng received an honorary doctor of science degree. Dr. Ng pursued his higher education in Taiwan, and although his studies were temporarily interrupted due to political unrest, he was able to complete his bachelor of science degree and work as a teaching assistant before moving to Canada for graduate studies.

Entrepreneur, social change agent, active community leader and champion of education Geoff Flood recveived an honorary doctor of letters degree. Dr. Flood is the founder and guiding force behind T4G Limited (originally known as Technologies for Growth), a national technology services firm; providing leadership, vision and strategic directions since the company’s inception.

Bestselling author, mentor, and social business innovator Barbara Stegemann will receive an honorary doctor of letters degree. Born with a hereditary hearing impairment and raised in humble roots in rural Nova Scotia, Ms. Stegemann is a champion of education as a way to break the cycle of poverty. She founded her Social Enterprise, The 7 Virtues Beauty Inc. after her best friend was severely wounded serving in the Canadian Forces.

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