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Fall 2022

Alumni updates

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Here is what some of our alumni have been up to this year


ALEXANDER D. MCNAUGHT (BPE, BA’66, MEd’73) of Wallbridge, Ont., was awarded the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers by the Governor General of Canada for his restoration/preservation of a historic site — the Old Sidney Town Hall Park in Wallbridge, Ont. — and the installation of 11 commemorative plaques and cairns to honour historic people and events, as well as publishing his book, A Place Called Walbridge, a the local history of the home of Ontario’s oldest municipal government, est. 1790. The SMV is the  highest honour for volunteer service that an individual can receive within

The citation said: 'For more than a decade, Alex McNaught has been promoting Wallbridge's rich history through his leadership and contributions to the Old Sidney Town Hall Park Restoration Project. His coordination of this endeavor and his conceptualization of historical plaques has preserved the area's history and made it available to residents and visitors.' 


JOHN BOILEAU (BA) of Bedford, N.S., was awarded the Queen Elizabeth
II Platinum Jubilee Medal by the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia at a ceremony in Government House, Halifax. The award is for his “service to volunteerism,” specifically his time as a member of the No. 2 Construction Battalion National Apology Advisory Committee. This resulted in an apology from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the men and descendants of those who served in No, 2, an all-Black unit, for the racism and discrimination they faced before, during and after their service to Canada in the First World War.


ROBERT QUARTERMAIN (BSc, DLitt’09) is a 2022 inductee of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.

GORDON BROWN (BScEng, BA’93) of Quebec City, Que., retired as academic dean of John Abbott College in Sainte- Anne-de-Bellevue in June 2022, and has returned to Quebec City and nearby St-Laurent on Île d’Orléans. He will continue as a member of Quebec’s Conseil supérieur de l’éducation, an advisory board for the ministers of education and higher education, and is currently chairing its committee on the teaching profession.

P.E.I. CLASS REUNION: a great time was had by all on P.E.I. this past July. Twenty
“girls” from the UNB BN Class of ’85 gathered for their 37th reunion. We are a group
that has stayed connected! Our 10-year reunion was in 1995, our 25th in 2010 and
five more get togethers since then!

We enjoyed a lot of fun activities, Anne the musical, lobster supper, beach time, group BBQ at our cottage’s campground, visiting Dalvay By the Sea, the Dunes Art gallery and anywhere the roads would take us. One thing that never changes is talking nonstop, playing “our” music, dancing and lots of laughs. We had three girls who we had not seen in 37 years and we all picked up as if it were yesterday. As our Facebook group is called, UNB Nursing Grads & Still Rocking

In the photo are: Eileen Larkin, Marion Harris-Barter, Beverly Dunstan-Barkholz, Elaine McGuire, Carmel O’Shea , Jody Ainsworth-Eyer, Marg Milburn, Angela Snyder, Debbie Stewart, Barbara Walls, Terri Drover, Deborah Hawkins, Margaret Coleman-Russell, Karen Ward Cheeseman, Sandra Clouston, Tracy Busson, Kathy Foreman-LeBlanc, Martha Vickers, Judy Wood, and Jeannie Underhill MacWilliams.

DAMIEN HORIGAN (MA) of Okinawa, Japan, had his essay What can a dramedy teach us about America’s longest war?, published in Joel R. Campbell’s Politics Go to the Movies: International Relations and Politics in Genre Films and Television. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2022.


JOHN CLARK (BBA) of Woodstock, N.B., in December 2021, was awarded his fellowship in recognition of his outstanding achievements, knowledge and contribution to the accounting profession in New Brunswick. John completed his two-year term as chair of CPA NB in June 2022 after having served the past six years on the Board with CPA NB.

SEAN MITTON (BBA) of Cary, U.S., co-authored When Canada Shut Down, for the 50th anniversary of the historical ‘72 Summit Hockey Series. It includes 72 unique stories with the foreword written by Paul Henderson. During the 40th anniversary, Mitton co-authored The Goal That United Canada.
JASON SHERWOOD, P. Eng. (BScCE'97) appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Industries Limited (AIL), effective April 4, 2022. He will be working out of AIL’s new Cambridge, Ontario, office.Joining AIL in 1998, Mr. Sherwood has held increasingly senior positions with AIL, including his most recent role as VP Operations, Western Canada and International. He has also been very active in his professional community over the years, serving as President and a Director of The Canadian Steel Pipe Institute (CSPI) and Chair of the Service and Supply Sector for The BC Road Builders & Heavy Construction Association. He is currently an active member with The National Corrugated Steel Pipe Association (NCSPA), ASTM International, The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) and The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC). With a head office in Cambridge, Ontario, and sales/engineering offices and manufacturing plants across Canada, Atlantic Industries Limited is an award-winning innovator of engineered solutions in structural plate bridges and tunnels, prefabricated bridges, pipe and drainage solutions, retaining walls and abutments, sound barrier walls and specialty products. AIL International extends the Company’s global reach and supports licensees in Europe and Australia. AIL has qualified as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for thelast four years.
DAVID MALLESON (BA) of Enfield, Middlesex, England, married Ms. Fernanda Vega Castro in her home district of Tlalpan, Mexico City, in November 2021. The event was preceded by much uncertainty around travel and pandemic restrictions, but thankfully went ahead in warm sunshine. Several UNB friends joined via Zoom. A celebration will follow in England, eventually, and a visit to Fredericton is in the cards too.