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2019 Proudly UNB award recipients


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Honorary Alumni

In loving memory of Diane Campbell, we honour the remarkable and long lasting impact both she and Dr. Eddy Campbell have had on the university, its alumni and students.

Alumni Award of Distinction

Robert Fowler

Dr. Robert Fowler is a critical care physician at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Research Institute and is a senior scientist in the Trauma, Emergency & Critical Care Research Program. While volunteering with the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2014, Fowler played an important role as part of an international team of health care workers treating patients in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia on the threshold of the Ebola Virus outbreak. Fowler helped pioneer a new model of patient care in West Africa, one that is commonly used in North America but had not previously been championed in an Ebola-setting, and helped significantly reduce the virus’ mortality rate. Fowler has been extensively recognized for his work and research, including being named to the Order of Ontario, and receiving the Meritorious Service Cross and the Teasdale-Corti Humanitarian Award.


Young Alumni Achievement Award

Kenneth Fox

A Fredericton native, Kenneth Fox participated in the Student Investment Fund (SIF) while studying at UNB and remains a strong supporter of the program. Throughout his ten year career with TD Securities, most recently as former Director of Investment Banking, Fox has been an advocate for UNB. In 2016 he helped drive the firm’s attendance at the Futures Atlantic Symposium. Fox continues to maintain ties with UNB’s Centre for Financial Studies by providing advice and guidance to current students. He also participated in the planning committee for the first UNB SIF alumni reunion in Toronto bringing together graduates from Canada, the U.S. and Europe.

Alumni Award of Distinction

Carl Fraser

Carl Fraser is an Investment Advisor and one of four founding partners at Aligned Capital Partners. A true community leader, Fraser has devoted countless volunteer hours supporting a number of initiatives in his community, such as the St. Joseph’s Villa Foundation and the Dennis Brown Memorial Golf Tournament for seven years. The Beverly Charity Classic started in 1998 and has raised in excess of one million dollars for charities. In 2007 he was recognized for his outstanding service as Dundas, Ontario’s Citizen of the Year. A longtime volunteer with his local Rotary organizations, Fraser was the driving force behind the establishment of an outdoor skating rink at the Dundas Driving Park. Fraser has also been an unwavering supporter of the university and its students, since graduating as a member of UNB Saint John’s very first class. Funding ten $1000 bursaries annually for students who contribute to the campus community, Fraser has made a significant impact on the lives of future alumni.

Alumni Award of Distinction

Francis McHugh

Fran McHugh is nationally and internationally rated as a baseball and basketball official and clinician. Throughout his 60 year career as an official, he has served in several executive positions within the NBAABO and has made a lasting impact on the provincial sports community. McHugh is the only sports official to represent Canada internationally in both basketball and baseball, and belongs to a small group who played, coached and officiated at Canada Games. With a number of athletic achievements to his name and a true dedication to sports, he has been recognized in the Saint John Sports Hall of Fame, the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame and the New Brunswick Baseball Hall of Fame. In 2016, he was also chosen as Honorary Chairman for the East Coast Games. A longtime teacher and volunteer in Saint John, McHugh supports numerous community organizations.

Alumni Award of Distinction

Susan Porter

Dr. Susan Porter is nationally and internationally regarded for her contributions to graduate education, and in particular for her innovative and extensive work on rethinking the PhD. Currently Dean and Vice Provost of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Porter engaged North American Leaders along with the UBC community to discuss the future of doctoral education in relation to evolving climates in academia and the workplace. In 2015, she launched the ground-breaking Public Scholars Initiative (PSI), a program which now supports doctoral students to include collaborations with public and private sector groups on issues of mutual benefit in their dissertation work. Porter also led an initiative to provide full transparency on graduate program outcomes and to date both this and the PSI have been adopted by universities across Canada. In 2017, Porter was chosen by her peers to serve as President of the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies and has been described as a ‘thought leader’ in Canada.

Young Alumni Achievement Award

Krystle Steeves

As a physical therapist, Krystle Steeves takes a child and family-centered approach to caring for her patients. Through extensive research and training on the Ponseti Method for clubfoot treatment, she established a clubfoot clinic at the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. Along with her therapy team, Steeves completes casting and bracing treatments for children. The clinic is one of only two therapist led clinics in Canada and helps to reduce the previously long surgery wait times. Recognized for her contributions and expertise in pediatric rehab, she was invited on three volunteer trips to Ecuador with the Canadian Association of Medical Teams Abroad (CAMTA) to perform orthopedic surgeries for those in need. Passionate about her career, she has raised $9,000 for CAMTA volunteer trips and has organized an annual picnic in celebration of International Clubfoot Day in Edmonton for affected families.

Group of the Year

Class of '67

The Class of 1967 has truly raised the bar for reunion organizing committees. Proud to maintain connections with their UNB classmates, they were dedicated to creating a memorable reunion experience for their 50th anniversary. The committee established itself early on and included representatives from numerous faculties, ensuring the celebrations would have a broad reach and appeal. Throughout the 2017 Homecoming weekend, 148 guests of the ‘67 class gathered to enjoy an incredibly successful weekend of events led by the committee, including faculty luncheons and a reception at the Government House. The committee went above and beyond by including many personal touchpoints throughout the weekend, such as displays of class memorabilia, a video of yearbook photos and much more. They were the first class to support the Alumni Legacy Scholarship by encouraging classmates to make a gift to the fund. Today, the ’67 committee continues to challenge subsequent 50th anniversary groups to give back to the scholarship as well.

View highlights from our 2019 Proudly UNB Award celebration, held in Saint John, NB.


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