Program assistants

If you are interested in working with the SHAD UNB Team as a program assistant, complete an application and email it to

Nathan Cameron

Nathan Cameron, Assistant Director, is a teacher in southern New Brunswick. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Brunswick and his Bachelor of Education from the Memorial University of Newfoundland. He is currently studying adventure based learning at Plymouth State University.

Nathan is working on a project called The Character Classroom. The project focuses on developing high school courses that allow students to develop personal values and make decisions, based on those values, to direct their personal lives and professional/academic careers. The project empowers students to take control of their education and learn 21st century skills through content areas that are self-directed.

Nathan has been working at SHAD UNB since 2011. During the program Nathan works with the SHADs to develop effective group dynamics, leadership skills, and value based decision making.

Katie Skead

Katie Skead, Program Co-Director, is the Outreach and Communications Coordinator with the Faculty of Engineering at the University of New Brunswick. After completing both her BScE and MScE in Civil Engineering at UNB, Katie sought experience internationally working with an engineering consulting firm in New Zealand.

Her love of the community atmosphere at UNB brought her back to the university. Now through a variety of programs delivered on and off campus, Katie strives to provide meaningful experiences for all ages of engineers and scientists-to-be, as well as connect fellow alumni with each other, the school, and our future generations.

Katie’s “free-time” is spent chasing her two children and chairing the hospitality committee for the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival.

Daniel Doiron

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 TrapsterInc. 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 PrexarLLC, 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.

Ian Fogarty

Ian Fogarty, Co-Director, has been involved with SHAD UNB for a number of years, ranging from teacher fellow, to faculty to numerous years as co-Director. SHAD is an integral part of Ian's daily life as an evangelist for 21st Learning Skills and SHAD in Canada and internationally. Ian spends his day growing minds and developing young people.

Ian gave up designing anticancer radiopharmaceuticals and studying the explosive properties of rocket fuel foam at NASA, to teach high school chemistry and physics at Riverview High School. His students have a variety of learning activities that often employ technology to change the way that learning happens and brains grow.

His work around using technology to develop STEM skills in addition to the global competencies, won the Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in Education and the Canadian Association of Physicists' High School Teacher Award.

His innovative practices are recognized globally. It was the first Canadianto win the NSTA STEM award and the first international finalist for the FETC STEM Award. His Xenotransplantation project was a winner at the Partner's in Learning Global Innovative Educators Forum in Cape Town for Collaboration and Communication.

Recently he co-founded Engineering Brightness and founded, which empowers students to use their learning to solve real problems for real people, locally and around the world. This work was awarded a top 10 in the world for Sustainability in Education (’18), top 100 in the world for Innovation in Education (’19) and a top 50 finalist for the Global Teacher Prize (’19).