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A 20-year tradition for the Saint John campus Alumni Honour Guard

UNB Alumni

Posted: October 27, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Inspiring Stories, UNB Saint John, Young Alumni



A UNB Saint John tradition that spans 20 years has seen hundreds of alumni proudly sporting robes and red sashes, and has become a cherished activity for spring and fall convocation ceremonies.   The Alumni Honour Guard was first established in 2002 at fall convocation when UNB President Emeritus Dr. John McLaughlin was being installed at the Trade and Convention Centre in Saint John. The...

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P.R.O. Kids Saint John supporting children’s recreation for 20 years

UNB Alumni

Posted: October 27, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

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



A charitable program in Saint John is celebrating 20 years of helping children participate in sports and recreation. The P.R.O. Kids (Positive Recreational Opportunities for Kids) Saint John board of directors, which currently includes six UNB alumni volunteers, advocates for children and youth in financial need, with an anticipated goal to support around 2,000 kids in Greater Saint John this...

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Terry Malley rewarded for innovation, lifelong learning and giving back to the community

UNB Alumni

Posted: October 27, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Management, Inspiring Stories, UNB Fredericton



It was a big year for Terry Malley (BA’81) in 1979. Two years into a business degree at UNB, he and his father, A.J. Malley, decided to start a business together by opening a small manufacturing facility in Moncton to build truck caps, campers and van conversions for the recreational market. Two weeks before that, he had met Kathy (BEd’79), his soon-to-be-wife, at a dorm party on...

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Convoy baptism by fire for new Executive Director of Ottawa’s ByWard Market

UNB Alumni

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, Inspiring Stories



When we last caught up with UNB Renaissance College alum Kalin McCluskey (BPhil’07), she was in crisis management mode as Executive Director of the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) in Ottawa drastically shifting the way the organization supported students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cut to January 2022, and Kalin was back in the firepit, this time as the new Executive...

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Scott Mehan (BA'18) stays at UNB to support students on the Saint John campus

UNB Alumni

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

Category: UNB Saint John, Young Alumni, Inspiring Stories



When Scott Mehan (BA'18) completed his studies on UNB’s Saint John campus in the spring of 2018, it was no surprise that he decided to stay and work for the Registrar’s office shortly after. He’d grown to love the tight-knit community of UNB and the city of Saint John, since leaving his hometown of St. Stephen to pursue his studies. Ever since, Scott has played an active role...

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First-year tuition contest winner follows in parents' footsteps

UNB Alumni

Posted: October 21, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, Inspiring Stories



When their son Ethan won UNB’s first-year tuition-free contest, Blair (BPE’97) and Krista (MacFarlane, BA’95, MASRA’99) Tucker weren’t just excited that his first year would be paid for, but that he would be attending the university that means so much to them. Blair and Krista met at UNB. Blair, who hails from Newfoundland and Labrador, played varsity soccer, and...

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UNBeknownst #22: Emilie Chiasson on creating human-centered designs and solving big challenges through collective action and gender equality

UNB Alumni

Posted: October 13, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Inspiring Stories, Podcast, Young Alumni, UNB Fredericton



Emilie Chiasson (BPHIL’15) is a design and innovation expert who’s worked with government and NGO organizations to co-create meaningful solutions to persistent problems in developing countries and regions. After graduating from UNB’s Renaissance College, she completed a Master's in Global Affairs from the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy,...

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A history of UNB’s Alumnae Association and the women who led it

UNB Alumni

Posted: October 3, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Inspiring Stories, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



For 112 years, UNB’s Alumnae Association has been supporting female graduates and undergraduates at the university. In celebration of women’s history month, we are re-telling the story of the Alumnae Association and the women who led it.This story was re-published from UNB’s 225 celebration story series.In 1910, the eight female graduates and 11 undergraduates who met in...

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The women of UNB: More firsts for the women of UNB

UNB Alumni

Posted: October 3, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Inspiring Stories, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



In honour of Women’s History Month, we are continuing our series of firsts for women at UNB, to share the stories of more of the incredible women from UNB’s history. These women are important figures in our long and storied history. From the first female president of the Associated Alumni, Rebecca Watson, to the first woman dean on the Saint John campus, Shelley Rinehart, the women...

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