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Organized by and for students

The Arts Matters undergraduate academic conference is a student-led initiative co-organized with Dean of Arts Office staff. Each year, a team of dedicated and engaged Arts students work collaboratively to organize our conference programming. This year we are thrilled to also be partnering with members of UNB's International Student Advisor's Office.

Student team members

BA, Psychology

Arti Prajapati

My name is Arti Prajapati (she/her), and I am in my 4th year of a BA with an honors in Psychology. I was born and raised in Qatar. I am currently working as an EDI evaluation assistant for the department of psychology at UNB, which is what initially introduced me to the EDI issues at post-secondary institutions.

By being involved in the Arts Matters conference, I want to raise awareness around EDI to a wider audience because it is an important topic that all of us should be talking about. In my spare time I enjoy reading books, listening to music, and binge-watching Netflix shows! Fun fact, I can name all Taylor Swift songs within the first 5 seconds of it playing!


BAS, Political Science and Environmental Management

Faith Mambo

My name is Faith Mambo (she/her). I am in my third year of a BA with honours in Political Science and a minor in environmental studies. I was born and raised in Zambia. I am currently working at UNB’s equipment pool also known as classroom support. This is my first time working with the Arts Matters conference, and I'm really looking forward to contributing what I can while also learning as much as I can.

Traveling, writing, and deep philosophical discussions about life are some of my favorite pastimes. Fun Fact, I’ve rewatched all 8 seasons of Vampire Diaries at least 6 times – it gets better every time!


BA, Psychology

Gabrielle Levasseur

My name is Gabrielle (she/her) and I am in my senior year of a BA with a major in Psychology. I’m originally from Clair, NB. I am currently working as a research assistant at a few different locations and as a teaching assistant for an undergrad psychology course at UNB. On my free time, I like to get involved in committees such as the Arts Matters organizing team as well as the Peer Mentor group in the Arts department.

I enjoy reading, writing, and spending time with friends and family. Last year, I was able to attend the Arts Matters Conference and enjoyed it so much that I wanted to become a part of it. Fun fact, I can spend hours window shopping online and end up buying absolutely nothing.


BABSc, Biology and Philosophy

Indhu Iyengar

My name is Indhu Iyengar (she/her), I am in my 4th year of a Ba/BSc with an honours in Biology and Philosophy. I was born and raised right here in Fredericton. Outside of my degrees, I am an Arts Peer Mentor, I do voice lessons, I volunteer with UNB S.P.R.I.NG, I am the president of the VVS, I volunteer with Let’s Talk Science, and figure skate a little.

I’m excited to be a part of Arts Matters to elevate the voices of my peers and provide a platform to those who want to present their work in the Arts. Fun fact, I like to listen to my favourite songs/albums on repeat until I get sick of them.


BN

Ridhi Sharma

Hi! My name is Ridhi Sharma (She/Her). I am in my third year of the BN program. I was born in India, but I have been globetrotting ever since. I am currently the Vice President Internal for the UNBSU. I got involved with the Arts Matter Conference through my position as the International Student Advisor, and I am ecstatic to see it come to fruition. I am also grateful to work with such an amazing and supportive team!

In my spare time, I like volunteering/engaging in activities and clubs around the campus; I recommend Zumba at the URec! I am the International Student Representative for the NUS and a 3rd Year Peer Mentor. I volunteer with the SPRING and spend my Sunday mornings with the kids! I am also one of the hosts for the TOTH podcast. Fun fact: I love meeting new people, so if you see me around campus, be sure to say hi!


Staff

  • Tabatha Armstrong (Arts staff member; Student Engagement, Communications, and Research Support Officer & Coordinator of Arts Internship Program)
  • Hillary Nguyen (International Student Advisor with ISAO)

Photo credit for our team photos to the very talented Hillary Nguyen.