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New UNB grad offers help to Saint John students during pandemic

UNB Alumni

Posted: June 30, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, Inspiring Stories, Young Alumni



Clariza Bergeron (BBA’20), moved to Saint John from the Philippines six years ago to live with her Canadian boyfriend and become a part of the nursing community. With a master’s degree in nursing in hand, she unfortunately found that the process to become qualified to practice in Canada was too long and cumbersome. So, she switched gears to take advantage of having UNB in her...

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Ergonomic considerations for working from home

UNB Alumni

Posted: June 30, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Insights


Wayne Albert is the dean of kinesiology at UNB and specializes in ergonomics and occupational biomechanics. He says that any UNB alumna or alumnus who has further questions about the ergonomics of working from home can reach out to him at walbert@unb.ca. The goal when working from home is to arrange your workspace to avoid neck, wrist and back pain that can result from make-shift...

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Sustainability and Economic Opportunities Post COVID-19

UNB Alumni

Posted: June 30, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Insights



Eric Cook on The Sixth Wave COVID-19 is punishing the economy at a level beyond any crisis in modern times. Shutting down our economy will result in business failures, high unemployment and permanent changes in the economy. It is natural to focus on the negative impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, however, there will be opportunities for those with the foresight, agility and resources to pursue...

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Volunteerism and finding the right opportunities for you

UNB Alumni

Posted: June 30, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Young Alumni, Insights, UNB Saint John



Three-time UNB alumna Katelyn Hunter (BA’10, BEd’12, MEd’16, fourth from the left) is the recipient of the 2020 YMCA of Greater Saint John's Leader to Watch Award. She devotes many hours to being a coach, mentor and advocate for women’s rugby, providing development opportunities for female athletes, coaches and referees with funding from the government of New Brunswick....

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LuminUltra to supply COVID-19 test chemicals across Canada

UNB Alumni

Posted: June 30, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Engineering, UNB Fredericton, Inspiring Stories



New Brunswick’s LuminUltra Technologies, headed by Patrick Whalen (BScChE’03, left), is increasing its production to supply chemicals for essential COVID-19 testing across the country. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on April 15 that LuminUltra is one of the companies that has signed a contract with the Canadian government to provide supplies needed in all provinces. Many...

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Tom Liston: The impact of COVID-19 on your investments

UNB Alumni

Posted: June 30, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Insights



Tom Liston (BBA'96) is one of the most sought-after minds in Canada's tech investment sector and has offered his insights into the current market. Large declines in your investment portfolio often bring an understandably emotional response. Many investors’ first thoughts are to ‘protect’ their portfolios by selling. Others look at these market moves as an opportunity to...

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Tracy Palmer: Five tips for eating well at home

UNB Alumni

Posted: June 30, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Insights



Before becoming a naturopathic doctor, Tracy Palmer (BN’06) was a registered nurse in internal medicine and oncology. Since experiencing her own health challenges and discovering naturopathic medicine, she has been practicing as a Naturopathic Doctor since 2012 and is founder of Roots to Branches Whole Health Clinic. We are all having to adjust to a new normal during COVID-19 and social...

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Tips for supporting your child's learning at home

UNB Alumni

Posted: June 30, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Insights



It can be hard to keep kids motivated and focused on continued learning while at home due to COVID-19. We asked our UNB-educated K-12 teachers to chime in with their top tips to help parents and kids during this time. We received responses from across Canada and around the world. Here’s what they had to say. Patti Melvin–Doyle (BA’98, BEd’00, MEd’09), elementary...

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