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Telling our #ProudlyUNB stories

UNBeknownst #36: Tosin Ajibola on blending social good with technology in Canada

UNB Alumni

Posted: February 16, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Podcast, Inspiring Stories, Engineering, UNB Fredericton



Social and technology entrepreneur Tosin Ajibola (MEng’20) moved from Nigeria to Canada to earn a Master of Engineering degree in Technology Management and Entrepreneurship from UNB. Out of that hands-on program, he and other newcomer classmates co-developed Welkom-U, an innovative online platform that puts newcomers, immigrants, and international students in touch with the things they...

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Business is blooming for Sophie Sharp (BA/BEd'22)

UNB alumni

Posted: January 26, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Young Alumni, UNB Saint John, Arts, Education, Inspiring Stories



From Lower Millstream straight to kitchen tables across New Brunswick, life has become a lot more colourful thanks to Sharp Brook Flower Farm. For UNB recent graduate Sophie Sharp (BA/BEd’22), agriculture has always been an important part of her life growing up on a dairy farm. This passion led Sharp and her sister, Ellen Folkins, to open their own space to the community and share their...

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The many ways this nurse practitioner is saving lives in small-town New Brunswick and around the world

UNB Alumni

Posted: January 22, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Nursing, Inspiring Stories



When Kelly Dunfield (MN'03, C-NP'03) graduated from UNB’s inaugural class of the nurse practitioner program in 2003, she was thrilled to be back into clinical practice once again.After years of nursing and health care experience in occupational health, surgery and emergency nursing in Saint John and her hometown of Sussex, she had moved into emergency room management and quality risk...

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Understanding current and future challenges for Canadian forests

UNB Alumni

Posted: January 22, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, FOREM, Inspiring Stories



As Science Director, Forest Health and Biodiversity at the Atlantic Forestry Centre in Fredericton, Christy Arseneau (BScF’97) supports a team that is developing the science and technology to assess and effectively respond to threats to Canada’s forests. As Canadian lead in the development of a North American Blueprint for Wildland Fire Science collaboration, a large portion of her...

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Growing the global SABIAN brand in rural New Brunswick

UNB Alumni

Posted: January 18, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Inspiring Stories, UNB Fredericton, Management



While Meductic might not be a place that’s widely known even within the Province of New Brunswick, let alone internationally, the flagship company that calls this small village home certainly is. SABIAN is world-renowned in the music industry, and the company behind it is considered one of the largest manufacturers of cymbals globally, distributing its products to more than 80...

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UNBeknownst #35: UNB Chancellor Wade MacLauchlan on the role of universities and education in our collective future

UNB Alumni

Posted: January 18, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Podcast, UNB Fredericton, Law



H. Wade MacLauchlan (LLB’81) is a well-known Canadian legal expert, academic, university administrator, politician and community leader. As premier of Prince Edward Island from 2015-19, he led an expansion and diversification of PEI's economy and the growth and rejuvenation of the province's population, while contributing to historic, regional initiatives in immigration, infrastructure...

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