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Fredericton native making waves in the Canadian film scene

Young Alumni

Posted: December 5, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, Young Alumni, Inspiring Stories


UNB young alumnus, Ryan O'Toole (BA '13), is attracting the attention of the Canadian film industry with his  talent and creativity. O'Toole recently participated in the 16th annual Silver Wave Film Festival with screenings of his short films, Sour World and Brookside Mall, included in the event-filled weekend. This year's festival was held Nov. 3-6 in Fredericton and has grown to...

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UNB alumna named NB Young Humanitarian of the Year

Young Alumni

Posted: December 5, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Young Alumni, Inspiring Stories, UNB Fredericton


Innovator, leader, entrepreneur – just three of the many words that represent New Brunswick’s Young Humanitarian of the Year, Jessica Brennan (BPhil ’15). For her commitment to helping foster leadership and volunteerism in youth, Brennan received the much deserved honour by the Canadian Red Cross on Nov. 9, alongside Humanitarian Award recipient Mahesh Raju. The Canadian...

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Fredericton to Rio: Alumna blogs her volunteer experience at the 2016 Olympics

Young Alumni

Posted: August 22, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


While most of the country spent the past few weeks with eyes glued to the television, this was not the case for UNB young alumna, Olivia Babcock (BScEng '16), who experienced the thrill of the games up close and personal as a volunteer at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. From beach volleyball and men's soccer, to Sugarloaf Mountain and Dois Irmaos, Babcock documented...

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Q&A: Ash Furrow

Young Alumni

Posted: August 22, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, Young Alumni, Computer Science


From Fredericton and Toronto, to Amsterdam and New York, Ash Furrow (BCS ’11) has taken his computer science degree to creative lengths around the globe, publishing computer science books and developing iOS apps. He talks to us about his journey and lends great advice for fellow young alumni. Q: Did you come to UNB knowing which degree program and career path you wanted to explore? Not...

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Supporting the international community

Young Alumni

Posted: August 11, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Inspiring Stories, Young Alumni, UNB Saint John


It takes passionate individuals like UNB young alumna, Li Song (BA, BEd ’08), to drive change in our communities. Since moving from China to Saint John in 2002 as an international student, Song has spent countless hours supporting multiculturalism in Saint John and giving back to the international community at UNB. As the Newcomer Assistant for the Saint John Multicultural &...

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Craig Bell Estabrooks named 2016 YMCA Leader to Watch

Young Alumni

Posted: April 8, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Young Alumni, UNB Fredericton, Inspiring Stories


With a strong sense of pride for his hometown and province, UNB young alumnus Craig Bell Estabrooks (BA '08) was announced the YMCA of Greater Saint John's 2016 Leader to Watch for his commitment and volunteer efforts within the community. He will be honoured alongside John K.F. Irving, the recipient of this year's Red Triangle Award, at an awards gala on May 3 at the city’s...

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Q&A: Josh O'Kane

Young Alumni

Posted: April 8, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Young Alumni, UNB Fredericton


UNB young alumnus Josh O'Kane tells us about his journey from UNB, to working for the Globe and Mail to writing a book on Canadian musician, Joel Plaskett. Released on April 1, O'Kane's book is entitled  Nowhere with You: The East Coast Anthems of Joel Plaskett, The Emergency and Thrush Hermit. Q: Did you come to UNB knowing which degree program and career path you wanted to explore?...

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From the V-Reds to the Maple Leafs: Young alumnus makes his mark

Young Alumni

Posted: February 11, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Management, Inspiring Stories, UNB Fredericton


  What began as a marketing project in the BBA program became much more for UNB young alumnus, Andrew Brewer (BBA '08). As Assistant Coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Brewer works on and off the ice in a hockey career he has always dreamed of. From the Aitken Centre, to the Olympic stage and now the NHL, the Fredericton native is making his mark on the sport. Brewer joined the Leafs in...

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Q&A: Emily Davidson

Young Alumni

Posted: February 11, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, Young Alumni


Q: What is your most memorable moment from UNB? I was involved with a university production of Godspell, which went up at the Phoenix Dinner Theatre. Performing with that troupe was an absolute blast and one of my favourite UNB memories. Q: Did you come to UNB knowing which degree program and career path you wanted to explore? Not in the least. I only knew that I liked to read, and...

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The interview: Expect the unexpected

Young Alumni

Posted: February 11, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Young Alumni


Employers aren't only looking for job candidates who have the ideal skills on paper. They're also looking for personality traits that will fit well into their work environment. Your communication skills, professionalism and attitude all play a role in how well you interview, but if you feel unprepared and can't express yourself clearly, your personality may fade into the...

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Young alumna helping Syrian refugees immigrate to Canada

Young Alumni

Posted: February 11, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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


  Two-time UNB young alumna, navy Lieutenant Sheena Teed (BA ’06, BN ’13), has taken her nursing degree across the globe to Beirut, Lebanon. As a Nursing Officer for the Canadian Armed Forces, navy Lt. Teed oversees the lab section of an immigration medical exam clinic, which processes tests for Syrian refugees immigrating to Canada. Patients entering the clinic...

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