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Alumni

Graduate study in sociology prepares you for a variety of careers and our graduates have gone on to advanced positions in academic, public, private and non-profit settings.

Among our many distinguished alumni:

  • Dr. Hassan Arif (PhD 2016), currently researcher for Public Prosecutions at the Office of the Attorney General, Government of New Brunswick
  • Dr. Lesley Frank (PhD 2013), currently associate professor of sociology at Acadia University
  • Dr. Catherine Holtman (PhD 2013), currently associate professor of sociology at UNB and Director of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research
  • Hon. Cathy Rogers (MA 2001, PhD 2009), New Brunswick Minister of Finance since 2016 (first woman to hold this post)
  • Dr. Roanne Thomas (PhD 2001), currently full professor at the University of Ottawa and Canada Research Chair in Qualitative Health Research with Marginalized Populations
  • Dr. Darrell McLaughlin (MA 1993, PhD 2000), currently associate dean at St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan
  • Dr. Lori Beaman (MA 1992, PhD 1996), currently full professor of classics and religious studies at the University of Ottawa and Canada Research Chair in Religious Diversity and Social Change
  • Chief Leanne Fitch (MA 1995), chief of Fredericton Police Force since 2013 (first woman to reach this rank in a municipal police agency in Atlantic Canada).

New graduates

Congratulations to the following new graduates:

  • Kathryn Asher successfully defended her doctoral dissertation in 2017 on the topic, “Is the perfect the enemy of the good? The role of dietary choices, perceptions and experiences in meat consumption patterns in the U.S.”
  • Brandi Riddoch successfully defended her master's thesis in 2017 on the topic, “‘It's not easy to ask for food’ - Stigmatizing attitudes and the community food centre: A New Brunswick case study.”
  • Kyle Zelmer successfully defended his doctoral dissertation in 2017 on the topic, “Green foods: Consumer culture, risk and marketing.”

Join us each year as we welcome hundreds of alumni back to the UNB Fredericton campus for a homecoming weekend of celebration with alumni and friends.

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