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UNB alumni among Top 50 CEO award winners

UNB Alumni

Posted: May 30, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Inspiring Stories, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The Atlantic Business Magazine’s 2022 Top 50 CEO Awards recently recognized 11 UNB alumni.   Since 1999, the Top 50 CEO Awards celebrates accomplished business leaders in the Atlantic region. Nominations are submitted by the magazine’s readers and nominees are judged according to corporate, community and industry involvement, as well as company growth and response to...

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UNBeknownst Episode 18: Brandon Mitchell on creating comic books and teaching youth through visually telling Mi’kmaq stories 

UNB Alumni

Posted: May 26, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Podcast



Brandon Mitchell (BIS’16, MEd’18) is a Mi'kmaq graphic artist, published writer and entrepreneur from Listuguj, Quebec, now residing in Fredericton. A two-time graduate of UNB, with a Bachelor in Multimedia and Art Culture and Master in Education, Adult and Continuing Education, he is the founder of Birch Bark Comics and creator of the Sacred Circles comic series. His work includes...

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Cormac Stewart combined degrees to bring ideas to life

UNB Alumni

Posted: May 25, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Computer Science, Young Alumni, UNB Fredericton, Inspiring Stories



It was Spring of 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic had just turned the world upside down and seven friends who met at UNB had plans cancelled. One of them was Cormac Stewart (BCS’21, BPHIL’21), who was supposed to be overseas doing an international internship as part of his studies with Renaissance College. Instead, he was home in New Brunswick, ruminating with friends about where to find...

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Shyla O’Donnell is optimistic about Indigenous rights and culture and a sustainable future for Canadians

UNB Alumni

Posted: May 18, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, Inspiring Stories



Unity. It’s what Shyla O’Donnell (BScF’07) is most proud of. For five years she worked to create and lead The Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick, a non-profit organization formed in 2017 to help coordinate and provide technical support and consultatory advice to the Wolastoqey Communities of New Brunswick on matters that relate to Wolastoqey constitutionally protected...

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Q&A: Edith-Rose Cairns (BN'09)

UNB Alumni

Posted: May 11, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, Inspiring Stories



Edith-Rose Cairns BN, RN, CCHN(C), MPH, CTH™, RYT200 graduated from UNB's Saint John campus in 2009 from the faculty of nursing and over the last number of years has been working in Communicable Disease Control. Here she takes a moment to share why she is passionate about healthcare and her career in nursing. Did you always know you wanted to study nursing? It was not until my...

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