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2023 Alumni Student Leadership Awards


The Alumni Student Leadership Award is presented each year to undergraduate students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership through involvement in extracurricular activities on campus and in their community.

Julianne MacCallum (BSc)

Julianne MacCallum

A tremendous volunteer both on the Saint John campus and in the local community, Julianne has continuously been a part of activities where her actions can impact and enact substantial, long-term change. Julianne is a volunteer with the Promise Partnership Program; served as social media coordinator on the Student Athletic Advisory Committee; and is a member of the Golden Key Honour Society.

Julianne represents UNB proudly on the women’s varsity soccer team, having received 1st team allconference for the ACAA and volunteering as a coach with the Fundy Soccer Club where she mentors young athletes. Julianne is also the president of the UNBSJ Global Medical Brigades, a student-led group that she decided to bring back after it had been discontinued due to COVID-19. She established it as an official club through the SRC, has recruited more than 20 volunteers to travel on the brigade to Honduras, and has led the group in fundraising close to $45,000.

Julia MacPherson (BScME)

Julia MacPherson

Julia is a member of the UNB Reds field hockey club and plays a leadership role as club vice-president, extending her leadership in sport to serve on the board of directors for Field Hockey New Brunswick. In addition to her commitment to athletics, Julia is deeply engaged in the faculty of engineering where she is a mechanical engineering student. She serves on the Engineering Endowment Fund Committee, is a peer mentor, and is vice-president of communications with the Engineering Undergraduate Society. Julia has also served as the bilingualism and marketing director and the vice-president sponsorship for the Canadian Engineering Competition. Beyond engineering, Julia is a member of the UNB Menstrual Health Society and serves the broader community as a member of the Vimy Foundation Alumni Council, a fundraiser and awareness volunteer with the Sweet Caroline Foundation, and a maintenance volunteer at St. David’s United Church.