2010 Sir Howard Douglas Award Winners

Sir Howard Douglas Award WinnersEach year, the university recognizes a select group of deserving UNB students with the Sir Howard Douglas Award. Students who receive this award must have been a dean’s list student in the previous year and be recognized as having made outstanding contributions to university and community service.  The students are nominated by their faculties and must have completed at least two years of their undergraduate degree.

The direct benefits of this award are the opportunity to connect with a network of outstanding students who have received this award since its creation in 2006, and being able to participant in special university events.

This year, out of the twenty-two recipients selected from fifty nominations, the Faculty of Science, Applied Science & Engineering Faculty at UNB Saint John is proud to announce that three of these exceptional students are from our BSc degree program.

Taryn O’Neill is in the fourth year of her BSc with a major in biology and minor in chemistry at UNB Saint John.  She is the co-president of the campus Biology Society, and the science representative on the Student Representative Council.  Taryn currently holds an NSERC undergraduate scholarship that she uses to help fund her study on the biological activity of certain plants, which further reinforces her propensity for academic achievement.  Within the surrounding community, Taryn contributes considerable time to the Women's Homeless Shelter and the Backyard Book Program.

Leah Richardson, in her final year of her BSc with a major in biology, is the Vice-President of Student Affairs on the Student Representative Council.  Leah is also the president of the Gold Key International Honours Society at UNB Saint John and a coordinator for the Children’s Summer Backyard Book Club. Her efforts in establishing a partnership between Crescent Valley community and schools and UNB Saint John has had a positive impact on the children in this neighborhood. In recognition of her community involvement, she will also receive the 2010 YMCA Red Triangle "Young Leader to Watch" Award.

Saghar Sadeghi, finishing up her third year of a BSc degree with a major in BioPsyc, is an extremely active member of the university community where she is involved with ten different societies and groups.  Her significant involvement in extra-curricular university and community life was also recognized at the 2009/10 Golden Key Society awards ceremony. Saghar even began a new society when she organized the Circle K International Club.  Outside of the university Saghar is an active member of the local Bahá’í community.