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502 Students receive degrees at UNB s Fall Graduation Ceremony in Fredericton

Author: Communications

Posted on Oct 21, 2010

Category: UNB Fredericton

The University of New Brunswick celebrated the accomplishments of 502 graduates from across Canada and around the globe at its 56th Convocation in Fredericton on Oct. 21, 2010.

The fall graduation ceremony at the Aitken University Centre saw 340 students receive bachelor’s degrees, 133 earn master’s degrees and 29 achieve the highest level of academic achievement, the PhD.

Donald Bruce Nerbas of Winnipeg, Man., who graduated with a PhD in history, was awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal for outstanding achievement in graduate studies.  Lucas Charles Madill of Montreal, Que., received the Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick’s Silver Medal in Education as the top student graduating from the faculty of education.

Dr. Allan P. Stuart Memorial Awards for Excellence in Teaching were presented to education professor Mary Blatherwick and biology professor Dion Durnford, while Margaret Conrad and Roger Ploude were named professors emeritus in history and English, respectively.

An honorary degree was conferred upon UNB engineering alumnus and entrepreneur Dawn Sharpe.  Mr. Sharpe, who is president and owner of Ramier Resources Ltd. in Alberta, delivered the Convocation address to the graduates.

For a complete list of graduates, details on the honourees, and a video of the ceremony, visit the Convocation website at //www.unb.ca/graduation/convocation .