Staff @ SHAD UNB

If you are interested in working with the SHAD UNB Team as a Program Assistant, please download and complete this application and email it to Melissa Dawe.

Staff involved in the SHAD UNB Program

Melissa Dawe, Program Director, is the Director of Strategic Projects in the President’s Office at the University of New Brunswick.

Melissa holds a BScE and MScE in Civil Engineering from the University of New Brunswick.  After graduating, she worked as a hydrogeologist for four years where she was part of a team responsible for locating and installing hydro-test wells and cleaning up contaminated sites across the Atlantic Provinces.

Melissa joined the UNB team in 2009 as project manager for the UNB strategic planning initiative. Her responsibilities included the development of techniques to engage students, faculty, and staff in the overall university planning process. In this capacity, relationship building was used to strengthen and energize communication and bonding between the two distinct campus cultures and their interrelationship with the student community. The process involved forming a steering committee, developing questionnaires, organizing internal conferences and external stakeholder sessions, and analysis and compilation of all data collected.

Currently, Melissa is responsible for overseeing and motivating towards implementation of the strategic plan on the Saint John and Fredericton campuses.  She has also actively contributed to the development of the UNB Pond-Deshpande Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship which focuses on fostering economic and social innovation.

Melissa lives in Fredericton with her husband and children. In her spare time, she enjoys running, bicycling, hiking, cross-country skiing, reading novels, and spending quality time with her family.

Ian Fogarty, Associate Director of Risk Management, Co-Director, attended Mount Allison University for a BSc and BEd where he studied the antioxidant activity of Vitamin C and E derivatives. Ian’s MSc work at New Mexico State University in Organometallic Chemistry developed novel anticancer rhenium based radiopharmaceuticals. He continued to teach at the prestigious New Mexico Military Institute and do research at NASA’s White Sands Test Facility.

Ian spent the last 16 years teaching public high school chemistry and physics at his childhood school where he is the recipient of over 40 provincial and national grants to implement technology in the classroom. He is the recipient of multiple national awards for teaching, including the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Education, the Canadian Association of Physicists High School teacher award and the MindShare Learning 21st Century Video Challenge, and a bronze at the Microsoft Partner’s in Learning Global Innovative Educator Forum.

He created the very first Collaborative Classroom in the world that uses multiple interactive whiteboards in a k-12 school. As a result, he is a SMART Exemplary educator and a Discovery Channel DEN Star. Ian speaks about teaching and education around the world in places like the UK, the Netherlands, Jordan, Mauritius, South Africa, China and all over North America.

Ian has been involved with SHAD since 2006 and is very excited for another fantastic summer.

Ian is a better person because of his wife, Trish, and twin sons.

Daniel Doiron, Faculty Member, is a professor with the Faculty of Business at University of New Brunswick Saint John, where he teaches courses in Managing Innovation, Small Business Management and Competitive Strategy.  Daniel is also a founding partner of Trapster Inc. a marine electronics company focused on building and delivering GIS solutions for the in-shore fishing industry.  Prior to joining UNB, Daniel was involved in founding two technology companies for a large corporate investor.  The first, NBI, a software company, founded in 1992, grew to become a key provider of real time billing and prepaid calling solutions to the cellular telephone industry.  In 1999, Daniel founded Prexar LLC, a northern New England based internet and broadband services provider.

Daniel began his 19 year career in the telecommunications and internet industries when he joined NBTel in 1984 following his graduation from the University of New Brunswick where he received a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering.  In 1991, Daniel received a Masters Degree in the Management of Technology from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Daniel resides in Saint John with his wife Jackie and their three boys.

Nathan Cameron, Recreation Director, has been part of the SHAD UNB team since 2011 and is a teacher and youth mentor in Quispamsis, New Brunswick. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Brunswick and his Bachelor of Education from Memorial University in Newfoundland. He is currently studying adventure based learning at Plymouth State University. Nathan is a passionate, vision oriented team player who uses his skills and experiences to mentor young leaders. In his spare time Nathan enjoys maintaining a leadership blog, developing local leadership teams, fly fishing, hiking, and coaching football.