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2016 Sir Howard Douglas Scholars

2016 Sir Howard Douglas Scholars

Front row, from left: Terry Fitzpatrick, Amanda Eng, Christena Dykstra, Marc Montero Cuizon, Tuan Bui, Lauren Adam. Back, from left: Emily Jackson, Nadia Kashetsky, Charlotte Pyke, Alyson Pickard-Tattrie, Gabrielle Robin, Brittany Rioux, Marija Veljanovska. Not shown (unable to attend): Kelsie Armstrong, Anna Caulfield, Sarah Evans, Geneva McSheffery.

Lauren Adam is from New Maryland and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology on our Fredericton campus. She is on the UNB varsity swim team and strives to be a good role model at all times, volunteering for a number of organizations including the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation.

Kelsie Armstrong hails from Apohaqui is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology-Psychology at our Saint John campus. She sees the value of having a positive impact on the people in her community. She is a research assistant for the Natural Products Research Group, a tutor and mentor for The Promise Partnership and a volunteer with two different care facilities.

Tuan Bui is from Hanoi, Vietnam and is enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration program with an Honours in Accounting and an Honours in Finance at UNB in Fredericton. He is a passionate leader and innovator. He is co-president of the UNB Finance Club, the vice-president finance for the Business Administration Undergraduate Society and UNB’s Bloomberg ambassador.

Anna Caulfield is from Ottawa and graduated in May with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Honours on our Fredericton campus. She is determined to see an end to injustices in health care and education in developing countries. Anna is the proud founder of UNB’s chapter of Medlife and coordinates trips to Ecuador where students volunteer in medical mobile clinics. She was a volunteer with Special Olympics New Brunswick and a peer mentor for the Faculty of Kinesiology and is now pursuing a Master’s Degree in Kingston, Ontario.

Marc Montero Cuizon hails from Manila in the Philippines. He is studying towards a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in Fredericton. He is committed to helping those in need and hopes to inspire others to do the same. Marc practices his leadership as president and co-founder of Health Outreach Program, communications coordinator of UNB’s International Student Association and co-president of the UNB Red Cross Club.

Christena Dykstra came to UNB from Trenton, Nova Scotia to graduate with a Bachelor of Recreation and Sports Studies with Honours in Kinesiology at our Fredericton campus. She is dedicated to teaching children and sport, particularly within the nonprofit sector addressing recreation, sport and physical activity barriers for vulnerable populations. Christena made a positive impact by working with children as an after-school program leader at Chief Harold Sappier Memorial Elementary School; as head coach, North American Indigenous Games, Team Mi’kmaw Nova Scotia; and as aboriginal apprentice coach, Canada Summer Games.

Amanda Eng from Fredericton and is enrolled in our Bachelor of Nursing program in Fredericton. She is an advocate for health and social justice. Amanda is the vice-president of the Nursing Undergraduate Society and volunteers for the Fredericton Community Soup Kitchen. Amanda promotes holistic health as a member of UNB’s Health Outreach program.

Sarah Evans of Grand Falls-Windsor in Newfoundland and Labrador, and graduated with a Juris Doctor at our Fredericton campus. She takes pride in giving back to her community and that passion sparked her chosen career path of law. As co-chair of UNB Law Orientation and UNB Law Speaker’s Hour, and in volunteering with Pro Bono Students Canada, Sarah was able to play an important role by advocating for those who cannot advocate for themselves.

Terry Fitzpatrick is from St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador and is studying towards a Bachelor of Recreation and Sports Studies degree at UNB Fredericton. He is a motivated and enthusiastic individual with a strong sense of achievement and willingness to help others. Terry is a camp peer mentor for the Faculty of Kinesiology, a board member of the 2016 Hockey Conference and a member of the coaching staff for UNB’s men’s basketball team.

Emily Jackson of Montague, Prince Edward Island, is enrolled in our Bachelor of Nursing program in Fredericton, is a passionate student advocate and takes pride in the work she does for nursing students at UNB. Emily is the president of UNB Fredericton’s Nursing Undergraduate Society, the UNB Student Union nursing representative and a nursing peer mentor.

Nadia Kashetsky is from Saint John and is enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in Fredericton. She appreciates the life lessons learned by participating in varsity athletics – teamwork, hard work and commitment. Nadia gives back by volunteering with Special Olympics FUNdamentals and in the pediatric and rehabilitation units at Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital. She is also a volunteer swim coach with the Special Olympics.

Geneva McSheffery is from Riverview and graduated with a Juris Doctor on our Fredericton campus. She is eager to use her legal education to assist her community – as she was a volunteer with the Fredericton Legal Advice Clinic as well as Pro Bono Students Canada. Geneva was also a coordinator for the Student Legal Information Centre.

Alyson Pickard-Tattrie Pickard-Tattrie, from Malagash, Nova Scotia, is enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology program in Fredericton. She is a committed volunteer who empowers youth of all ages. As co-president of Right to Play UNB, Alyson raises funds and awareness for international programs that provide sport and play programs to children. She is a workshop facilitator and peer mentor for the Faculty of Kinesiology and program volunteer for Special Olympics FUNdamentals.

Charlotte Pyke is from Fredericton and has graduated with a Bachelor of Philosophy degree from our Fredericton campus. She is a humanitarian and change maker. Charlotte is committed to helping individuals with disabilities and has made a difference in both Canada and Vietnam by participating in internships at camps and centres. She joined Engineers Without Borders because of her desire to help others through systemic change.

Brittany Rioux is from Grand Falls and has graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Honours in Kinesiology on our Fredericton campus. She believes in the impact we have on others and the importance of volunteerism. Brittany was the vice-president of communications for the UNB Health Science Society and a games night facilitator and physiotherapy assistant at the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation. Brittany was also an athlete representative for Skate New Brunswick.

Gabrielle Robin, of Riverview, has graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, with Honours from our Fredericton campus, knew she wanted to care for others at an early age. Gabrielle volunteered with Moncton oncologist Dr. Abdelsalam by assisting with his research towards effective treatments and increased quality of life for patients with advanced pulmonary carcinoma. In an effort to improve the quality of care for inpatients, Gabrielle worked as a patient survey assistant for Horizon Health. As a proctor for Joy W. Kidd House, she supports students through their transition to university by creating a positive environment of inclusiveness.

Marija Veljanovska from Saint John, Bachelor of Science, Biology-Psychology, UNB Saint John, believes happiness is the key ingredient to well-being and health. Marija volunteers with the Saint John Regional Hospital and aspires to become a doctor and serve the people of Saint John. She continues to make a difference in her community as president of the UNB Green Society and a volunteer with The Promise Partnership.