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A non-tradition 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 (BN’78)’s 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...

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Passion and intensity have fuelled Jody Glidden’s exciting career path in tech startups

UNB Alumni

Posted: Apr 28, 2021

Category: Management , UNB Fredericton



Jody Glidden (BBA’06) believes that bringing passion and intensity to what he does has been his ticket to winning the tech startup game. He’s got the track record to back that up: Introhive is the fourth company he’s been involved in founding and building, and over the past year, it’s expanded its customer base by 52% and grown to almost 300 employees. Entrepreneurship...

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UNB alumnae make shortlist for 6th annual New Brunswick Book Awards

UNB Alumni

Posted: Apr 26, 2021

Category: UNB Saint John , Inspiring Stories



The shortlisted titles for The New Brunswick Book Awards have been announced and members of the UNB alumnae community are recognized in each of the four categories. The 6th annual awards ceremony will take place virtually on Thursday, May 6, at 7 p.m.  All nominated books were published in 2020 (2019 and 2020 for the children’s book category) and penned by New Brunswick authors. The...

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Alumnus hopes to improve immunization rates in seniors

UNB Alumni

Posted: Apr 26, 2021

Category: UNB Fredericton , Inspiring Stories



Older adults living in long-term care homes and retirement residences are increasingly vulnerable to COVID-19, the flu, pneumonia, and other diseases. Proper tracking of immunizations is important for knowing who is protected and when a booster is needed.   This is where Dr. Kumanan Wilson (BSc’92) comes in. In 2011, Dr. Wilson founded ImmunizeON, a digital immunization tracking...

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Overcoming illness to shine in the fitness and sport industry

UNB Alumni

Posted: Apr 21, 2021

Category: UNB Fredericton , Kinesiology


Jane and Brian McKeown

Jane McKeown's (BPE’99) life ever since she was young revolved around sport and fitness. She came by it honestly, coming from a family of athletes that included her parents as well as her brother Mark Jeffrey (BBA’86), who played for and coached UNB hockey, and her sister, who coached Saint Mary’s University basketball. So, when she graduated from Fredericton High School, Jane...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Camila Ugarte

UNB Alumni

Posted: Apr 20, 2021

Category: Young Alumni , Inspiring Stories , UNB Fredericton



Camila Ugarte (BPhil'08) - Saint John, NB   What is your most memorable moment from your UNB alumni volunteer experience? I loved how supportive and encouraging the experience was in addition to how well organized everything was. I felt comfortable going into the experience and passionate about the subject matter. Why did you decide to become a first-time volunteer?  The opportunity...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Shawn Quinlan

UNB Alumni

Posted: Apr 20, 2021

Category: Inspiring Stories , Management , UNB Fredericton



Shawn Quinlan (BBA'94, MBA'96) - Fredericton, NB   What is your most memorable moment from a UNB alumni volunteer experience? My most memorable moment was when I realized that a new hire at my office was a student I first met while serving as a table panelist during a Career Talks event at the Wu Centre. What are some of the volunteer roles you have participated in with UNB? I was on the...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Chris Weir

UNB Alumni

Posted: Apr 19, 2021

Category: UNB Saint John , Inspiring Stories



Chris Weir (BA'93, BEd'95) - Saint John, NB   What is your most memorable moment from a UNB alumni volunteer experience? My most memorable moment from a UNB alumni volunteer experience is the time I was asked to give a talk on effective communication and that moment led (eventually) to the creation of the Business Development and Professional Sales Stream in the MBA Program. You never know...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Haley Bungay

UNB Alumni

Posted: Apr 19, 2021

Category: Inspiring Stories , Management , Young Alumni , UNB Fredericton



Haley Bungay (BBA'13) - Fredericton, NB   What is your most memorable moment from a UNB alumni volunteer experience? My most memorable moment from my alumni volunteer experience definitely has to be the first Career Talks I attended! Being able to share a bit of my career experience with students currently attending UNB was incredible. I’ve always enjoyed being able to connect with...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Hansika Gunaratne

UNB Alumni

Posted: Apr 19, 2021

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



Hansika Gunaratne (BSc'12, BA'13) - Toronto, ON   What is your most memorable moment from a UNB alumni volunteer experience? My most memorable moment from a UNB alumni volunteer experience was presenting to a group of prospective students at the Transition to UNB event held in Toronto in 2016. It was great to reminisce and share details of my wonderful...

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