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James Stewart protects companies from artificial intelligence hackers as CEO of Saint John startup, TrojAI

UNB Alumni

Posted: October 27, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Inspiring Stories, UNB Saint John, Computer Science



UNB alumnus James Stewart (BScDA’97, MCS’99, PhD’17) is on a mission to protect artificial intelligence from malicious attackers. He’s working toward this as CEO and co-founder of new Saint John startup TrojAI, a company focused on building solutions for robustness and security of AI. The company was first formed in June 2019, alongside co-founder and fellow UNB alumnus...

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Local surgeon reflects on his UNB experience as former two-time recipient of the Alumni Student Leadership Award

UNB Alumni

Posted: October 26, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, Inspiring Stories



Though no day is ever the same for Saint John orthopaedic surgeon Brendan Sheehan (BSc’05), each is driven by his passion for helping to restore a patient’s function back to doing the activities they love. When he’s not at home caring for his two children, Brendan can either be found in his office reviewing referrals, and talking to his patients about their injuries,...

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Saint John developer Percy Wilbur (BA’93) helps bring revitalization and growth to the uptown core

UNB Alumni

Posted: October 26, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, Inspiring Stories



UNB Saint John arts alumnus Percy Wilbur (BA’93) wants the city’s uptown core to be vibrant and to grow with working class people. So he takes some of Saint John’s “eyesores” that have been sitting in disrepair and brings them back to life as developments that fit with the community.  One of his current projects, a building commonly known as the “old...

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A wonderful start for The Wonder-Full Box

UNB Alumni

Posted: October 26, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Inspiring Stories, Young Alumni, UNB Saint John



Meet The Wonder-Full Box! A new product in Saint John, New Brunswick that has everybody snacking. What started as a simple idea to sell charcuterie boards to their friends and family over the Christmas holidays, has transformed into an exciting business venture for a current UNB nursing student and a two-time UNB alumna. Now approaching their first year in business and recently marking their...

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Hazel Cochran: Experiencing mental wellness through her art and business

Hazel Cochran (BAMAC’14)

Posted: October 25, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, Insights



Photo: Hazel Cochran (left) UNB alumna Hazel Cochran (BAMAC'14) opened The Art Warehouse in 2020, a bar, cafe and drop-in art studio located in Saint John, New Brunswick. A lover of supporting local, Cochran has given the community a space to gather for a beverage and experience art - whether that be through some solo painting, or by attending one of the business' art workshops, painting...

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Four UNB alumni named to the Order of New Brunswick

UNB Alumni

Posted: October 25, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

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



Four UNB alumni have been named to the Order of New Brunswick for their outstanding work in the province. The Order of New Brunswick was established in 2000 to recognize individuals who have demonstrated a high level of excellence and achievement in their field. Since 2002, more than 170 accomplished individuals have been invested with the order for their dedication and service to the province,...

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Five ways to make your workplace more sustainable 

UNB Sustainability

Posted: October 25, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, Insights, UNB Fredericton



COVID-19 has impacted our lives in inconceivable ways, but it has also shown us how resilient and open to change we can be. We added masks to our wardrobe. We mastered social distancing. We conquered virtual life. Now let’s keep making changes...  Start making small, sustainable changes to your daily workplace...

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The women of UNB: Recognizing UNB firsts for Women’s History Month 

UNB Alumni

Posted: October 25, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, Inspiring Stories, Law, Engineering, UNB Saint John



In honour of Women’s History Month, we dug into the UNB Archives, with help from Archives & Special Collections staff members and alumnae Patti Auld Johnson (BOM’91) and Leah Grandy (MA’04, PhD’10), to share the stories of some of the women from UNB’s history.  These women are trailblazers and important figures in our long and...

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UNBeknownst Podcast Episode 5: Natalie Weigum on the World Bank and the challenges of working in climate change

UNB Alumni

Posted: October 21, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Podcast



UNBeknownst Episode 5 Natalie Weigum: The World Bank and the challenges of working in climate change  Natalie Weigum (BSc’10) is currently living in Washington, DC working as a Climate Change Specialist at the World Bank, where she helps integrate climate change into the World Bank's development lending. She grew up in Fredericton, where she completed her Bachelor of...

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BBA alum joins forces with current business students to increase recruitment and retention of newcomers

UNB Alumni

Posted: October 19, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Management, UNB Fredericton, Inspiring Stories



Young alum Nicole Andrade (BBA’20) has only just begun her career, but she's already doing exciting and meaningful work as part of FLIP, the Fredericton Local Immigration Partnership. Not only is she using the skills she learned in the sales accelerator program in the Faculty of Management, she’s also drawing on her own experience of being a newcomer to New Brunswick. Nicole moved...

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UNBeknownst Podcast Episode 4: Michaela D’Intino on building a strong local supply chain and leading at a young age

UNB Alumni

Posted: October 6, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Podcast



UNBeknownst Podcast Episode 4 Michaela D’Intino: Building a strong local supply chain and leading at a young age  Michaela D'Intino (BScE’16) is a young alum, having graduated from Civil Engineering at UNB in 2016. But Michaela didn’t go into a typical engineering firm or construction job. She went into supply chain and process improvement work in the food...

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