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WeAreUNB: Q&A with alumnus Reg Woods (BSF'03)

UNB Alumni

Posted: February 23, 2022 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, Inspiring Stories



Why did you decide to study forestry? It was an easy decision because I grew up with it. My father was a forester from UNB, and we spent every waking hour we could in the woods, whether it was tagging along with him at work or working on the weekend in our private woodlots. It was a natural extension of what I loved to do from a very young age. That really drove home where I wanted to end up. I...

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Chris Ryan (BPhil’05, MEd’18) is working on integrating a model of community centered education in the NB public school system

UNB Alumni

Posted: February 22, 2022 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, Inspiring Stories



Two-time alumnus and current UNB PhD student Chris Ryan (BPhil’05, MEd’18) spent thirteen years of his career inside the classroom as a New Brunswick teacher. So there is no better fit for this educational leader to help explore change in the province than through his recent appointment as research associate with the Mount Allison University Research Partnerships for Education and...

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Emily Scott: Five ways to include your children in your exercise

Emily Scott (BsKin’12, BBA'21)

Posted: February 22, 2022 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Insights



Photo: Tori Claire Photography   Emily Scott (BsKin’12, BBA'21) is a two-time UNB graduate, a kinesiologist, holistic nutritionist and Certified Personal Trainer through the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology. She's also a mom of two, a runner, weight-lifter, and health advocate. In 2014, as a woman who had been athletic my entire life, I approached my postpartum...

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Renaissance College alumni spotlights

UNB Alumni

Posted: February 22, 2022 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Inspiring Stories, UNB Fredericton, Young Alumni



Over the past couple of years, UNB’s Renaissance College has posted a collection of alumni spotlights on their Instagram page, celebrating some of their incredible grads. Renaissance College is a program at UNB developing leaders that inspire positive change in their communities and beyond. These alumni are just a few of the inspiring grads, making their mark on the world. All stories...

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UNBeknownst Episode 13: James Gitau on the dangers and rewards of leading humanitarian work with UNICEF around the globe 

UNB Alumni

Posted: February 17, 2022 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, Management, Podcast



James Gitau (BBA'87,MA'89) came from Kenya to Canada in the 1980s to study at UNB and later returned to Africa to cultivate an esteemed career with UNICEF across the globe. He’s part of UNICEF’s senior leadership and operations group, and over the years has developed cross-cultural team leadership skills and has gained international experience within the humanitarian and development...

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Driving road safety in Costa Rica

UNB Alumni

Posted: February 11, 2022 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Inspiring Stories, UNB Fredericton, Engineering



Javier Zamora-Rojas (MScE’11) came to the University of New Brunswick from Costa Rica in 2009 to complete a master’s degree in the globally recognized transportation engineering program. He came for the program, but loved the whole experience. “It was a thrill to come from the tropics to the snow. I loved it, and I loved the city and the university and the people. It was...

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Deep learning at Amazon

Deep learning at Amazon

Posted: February 9, 2022 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Inspiring Stories, Computer Science, UNB Fredericton



You probably don’t always think about all the work that goes on behind the scenes when you’re searching for that must-have book, latest gadget or feel-good movie on Amazon. Weiqi Zhang (MCS’13) does. Since 2015, Weiqi’s been one of the software developers and managers behind the fancy technologies that bring the right products in front of your eyes at the right time. He...

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UNBeknownst Podcast Episode 12: Olive Ozoemena on promoting diversity and inclusion through employment initiatives and economic development

UNB Alumni

Posted: February 3, 2022 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Podcast, UNB Saint John



Olive Ozoemena (MBA'16), Director of Programs and Operations for the New Brunswick Multicultural Council, is from Nigeria and came to New Brunswick in 2015 to study in the MBA program at UNB Saint John. She stayed in the community and has been an integral part of helping to build a multicultural society that is welcoming and inclusive for newcomers and people from all backgrounds. She is also a...

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