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Pioneering computer science at UNB: the Wasson family bridges technology, business and learning

UNB Alumni

Posted: September 19, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Computer Science, Inspiring Stories, UNB Fredericton, Engineering



Photo (from 2013):  Brad Wasson, Marie-Claire Wasson (Brad & Colettes’s daughter), Colette Gagnon Wasson, Dana Wasson, Jane Wasson, Barbara Wasson, Didrik Wasson Lillehaug (Barbara's son), Svein-Ivar Lillehaug (Barbara's husband)   From her classroom at the University of Bergen, Norway, Professor Barbara Wasson (BScCS’82) tells her students that “data is the new...

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Dawn MacIsaac’s roundabout path to software engineering

Dawn MacIsaac’s roundabout path to software engineering

Posted: September 15, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Inspiring Stories, UNB Fredericton, Computer Science, Engineering



Dawn MacIsaac (MScE’99, PhD’04) has a bit of a unique perspective at UNB. As a professor jointly appointed with the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Computer Science, she teaches in and leads one of the few software engineering programs in Canada that blends computer science learning with engineering. Dawn was the lead in bringing the unique program into fruition at...

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Mike Wahl launches Wellness and Healthy Lifestyle show on NTV

UNB Alumni

Posted: September 14, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Kinesiology, UNB Fredericton, Inspiring Stories



It was 2009 when a tragic accident changed the course of Dr. Mike Wahl’s (BScKin’00) life. A routine flight from St. John’s, Newfoundland was headed offshore to the White Rose oil field carrying workers for the rigs when the helicopter when down. All but one person died on that flight, and the investigation later identified several variables that may have prevented the tragic...

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How you can celebrate UNB on Red and Black Day

UNB Alumni

Posted: September 9, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



September 22, 2022 has officially been declared Red and Black Day at UNB! Red + Black Day is a day to celebrate our proud UNB community. UNB would not be the great institution it is without its people. It is you, our alumni, faculty, staff and students, who make this such a special place. We are proud to be a part of this community and want to share that pride with all UNBers.While we’re...

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UNBeknownst Episode 21: Josh O’Kane on Sidewalk Labs and “the city Google couldn’t buy” 

UNB Alumni

Posted: September 6, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Podcast, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



Josh O'Kane (BSc/BA ‘09) is a reporter with The Globe and Mail who has covered the technology sector for much of the past five years. His coverage focuses on the relationships between tech companies and human beings, governments, economies, and each other. His latest book, Sideways: The City Google Couldn’t Buy, investigates the failed effort by Google sister company Sidewalk Labs...

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