UNB Alumni
Telling our #ProudlyUNB stories

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 focus is directed towards fire science projects and initiatives. Back when she was a UNB...

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UNB Alumni Holiday Gift Guide 2023

UNB Alumni

Posted: November 24, 2023 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Insights , Law , UNB Saint John , Kinesiology , Computer Science , Inspiring Stories , Science , Education , Management , UNB Fredericton , FOREM , Engineering , Renaissance College , Arts , Nursing , Young Alumni



Share your UNB pride this holiday season! 'Tis the season for supporting ‘local.’ The 2023 Alumni Holiday Gift Guide highlights products and businesses by our very own #ProudlyUNB alumni around the world. UNB alumni are creating and contributing exciting things to their communities and beyond. Get your seasonal shopping done from the comfort of your home, while discovering the unique items created, written, owned or run by talented UNB graduates, like you. Scotiabank Giller...

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Women in Wood co-founder Lacey Rose (BSF’06) connects women in forestry across Canada and around the world

UNB Alumni

Posted: May 29, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: FOREM , UNB Fredericton , Inspiring Stories



It’s a Thursday afternoon and so far this week Ontario forester Lacey Rose (BSF’06) has planted trees, dealt with a boundary dispute, collected data and caught up on paperwork. And when she’s not in her dynamic role as the Renfrew County forester, or hosting the international web series Mighty Jobs, Lacey is helping to connect women foresters as the co-founder of Women in Wood. Launched in 2015, Lacey and co-founder Jess Kaknevicius invited about 20 women from the...

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A community forest of the past and future

UNB Alumni

Posted: January 23, 2023 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: FOREM , Inspiring Stories , UNB Fredericton



Chris Gruenwald (BSF’04) grew up in the forest. Now, he gets to work in one and manage it every day. Chris is the director of forestry for Mission Municipal Forest, a community-managed forest that was the first of its kind in Canada. Since 1958, the City of Mission, British Columbia – about an hour east of Vancouver - has managed its forest resources for the benefit of the community through a municipally held Tree Farm Licence. The area is approximately 10,900 hectares (about 26...

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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: FOREM , 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 Aboriginal and Treaty Rights. “The organization was formed to bring unity to the six Wolastoqey...

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Maria Sharpe (BScF'07) is helping to improve the culture of wildland fire in Canada as fire science manager

UNB Alumni

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

Category: Inspiring Stories , UNB Fredericton , FOREM



Maria Sharpe (BScF’07) didn’t fall far from the tree when she followed in her father’s footsteps to study in UNB’s faculty of forestry and environmental management. Now working as the Fire Science Manager with the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC) in Alberta, Sharpe is helping to improve the culture of wildland fire in Canada. In her role with CIFFC, Sharpe provides leadership to a diverse group of committee members representing the provinces,...

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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: FOREM , 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 guess you could say it was in the genes. If you could give incoming students one piece of advice,...

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