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Shelley Francis challenges us to understand the historical context of Indigenous Peoples in Canada

Shelley Francis

Posted: Jun 15, 2021

Category: Inspiring Stories , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton



This story is part of the Voices of UNB Alumni series and is written by Shelley Francis (BN'91), UNB alumna and current master of nursing student.It is critical for all Canadians to understand the historical context of Indigenous People for there to be true reconciliation, peace, and friendship between Nations.  I have spent my entire nursing career lifting the voices of Indigenous...

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'Learning and Preserving' Indigenous languages through illustrations

Breana Andrews

Posted: Jun 9, 2021

Category: UNB Fredericton



This story is part of the Voices of UNB Alumni series and is written by Breana Andrews (BScKin'21) My name is Breana Andrews, I am from Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador and I recently graduated from UNB in May 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. While the human body has always been a passion of mine, art and storytelling have also always been there. Since I was a...

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“Teaching true and detailed Indigenous history is the first step to changing the perception of our people”

Trey Lewis

Posted: Jun 9, 2021

Category: Young Alumni , Management



This story is part of the Voices of UNB Alumni series and written by Trey Lewis (BBA'18, BEd'20).  My name is Trey Lewis. I grew up in a small village named Aldouane, New Brunswick. This small town is right outside of Elsipogtog First Nation, which I am a proud member of, and also where my mother has lived the majority of her life. Like a lot of kids from rural Canada, I’ve been...

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Professional backcountry snowboarder Geoff Brown (BSc'02) takes on his next big adventure

UNB Alumni

Posted: May 20, 2021

Category: Inspiring Stories , UNB Saint John



Photo (left): Vanessa Chan | Photo (right):  Luke McDowall   New Brunswick may not be surrounded by the towering mountains and snow-packed slopes that are home to our western provinces, but it was exactly here that professional backcountry snowboarder Geoff Brown (BSc’02) first caught a glimpse of the sport that has since fueled his dreams and passion. “We were a...

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Vice-President Saint John, Dr. Petra Hauf, shares UNB's ambitious vision for the new Integrated Health Initiative

Dr. Petra Hauf, Vice-President Saint John

Posted: May 18, 2021

Category: UNB Saint John , Inspiring Stories , UNB Fredericton



The Integrated Health Initiative by Dr. Petra Hauf, Vice-President Saint John Growing up in a small town and being raised by a village, a sense of belonging and deep commitment to community is part of my DNA. The shared value of community is exactly what drew me to UNB and the opportunity to serve as the campus vice-president in Saint John.  There is much to like and admire about UNB...

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From Colonel Tucker’s to the Whitebone Pizzeria, space is home to many fond memories for UNBSJ alumni

UNB Alumni

Posted: May 18, 2021

Category: UNB Saint John



It's Friday evening and live music bounces off the walls of the Thomas J. Condon Student Centre, as students unwind after a day of classes and take the stage for open mic night. Friends gather over games of bubble hockey, while decks of cards lay across tables from the afternoon's many rounds of 45s. That's what a day in the life of the infamous Colonel Tucker's Bar looked like for many UNB...

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Jennifer Splane (BSc'11, BN'15) creates her path as a nurse practitioner and healthcare researcher

UNB Alumni

Posted: May 17, 2021

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , Young Alumni , Inspiring Stories



Jennifer Splane (BSc'11, BN'15) is a current MN.ANP candidate and soon-to-be three time UNB alumna. She recently defended her thesis "Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Healthcare: Exploring the Practices and Needs of Care Providers" and takes a moment to share why she is passionate about healthcare. Did you always know you wanted to study nursing? I actually did not know that I...

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UNB alumni recognized by Atlantic Business Magazine’s 2021 Top 50 CEO Awards

UNB Alumni

Posted: May 14, 2021

Category: Inspiring Stories , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John



The Atlantic Business Magazine’s 2021 Top 50 CEO Awards recently recognized 11 UNB alumni.  Since 1999, the Top 50 CEO Awards celebrates accomplished business leaders in the Atlantic region. Nominations are submitted by the magazine’s readers and nominees are judged according to corporate, community and industry involvement, as well as company growth and response to...

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Nicki MacPherson (BN’14, BScKin'14) chooses to use her skills to provide care and education for students at UNB

UNB Alumni

Posted: May 12, 2021

Category: Inspiring Stories , UNB Fredericton



Nicki MacPherson (BN’14, BScKin'14) is a registered nurse who currently works at the UNB Student Health Centre on the Fredericton campus and has been instrumental in the COVID-19 student-isolation project since the pandemic began. She took a beat to talk to us about her journey to get here and what it means to her to support students. Did you always know you wanted to be a nurse? I knew...

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A non-traditional path for Joan Kingston (BN’78) where nothing is unattainable

Dr. Lorna Butler

Posted: May 7, 2021

Category: Inspiring Stories , UNB Fredericton



Written and submitted by Dr. Lorna Butler, Dean of UNB's Faculty of Nursing. Joan Kingston's (BN’78) career pathway as a Registered Nurse is neither linear nor traditional. Rather it reflects her character and the results of numerous initiatives that not only changed peoples’ lives but altered the landscape of their communities so others could thrive. Her career accentuates the...

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