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Passion and intensity have fuelled Jody Glidden’s exciting career path in tech startups

UNB Alumni

Posted: April 28, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Management , UNB Fredericton



Jody Glidden (BBA’06) believes that bringing passion and intensity to what he does has been his ticket to winning the tech startup game. He’s got the track record to back that up: Introhive is the fourth company he’s been involved in founding and building, and over the past year, it’s expanded its customer base by 52% and grown to almost 300 employees. Entrepreneurship and “messing around with computers” have been part of Jody’s world since he was a...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Shawn Quinlan

UNB Alumni

Posted: April 20, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Inspiring Stories , Management , UNB Fredericton



Shawn Quinlan (BBA'94, MBA'96) - Fredericton, NB   What is your most memorable moment from a UNB alumni volunteer experience? My most memorable moment was when I realized that a new hire at my office was a student I first met while serving as a table panelist during a Career Talks event at the Wu Centre. What are some of the volunteer roles you have participated in with UNB? I was on the advisory board of the Faculty of Administration for approximately 15 years and more recently I have...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Haley Bungay

UNB Alumni

Posted: April 19, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

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



Haley Bungay (BBA'13) - Fredericton, NB   What is your most memorable moment from a UNB alumni volunteer experience? My most memorable moment from my alumni volunteer experience definitely has to be the first Career Talks I attended! Being able to share a bit of my career experience with students currently attending UNB was incredible. I’ve always enjoyed being able to connect with students attending UNB to support them in their education and their future careers. Meeting with them...

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UNB alumnae #ChooseToChallenge

UNB Alumni

Posted: March 8, 2021 12:00:00 AM AST

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



On International Women's Day, March 8, 2021, we celebrate all women, including these 10 incredible UNB alumnae who are changemakers and disruptors, and who #ChooseToChallenge. While this is just a small sample of the great work being done by alumnae all over the world, we acknowledge the work of these women and celebrate the strides they have recently been making in their fields.   Jenica Atwin (BA'09, MEd'15) Member of Parliament for Fredericton and the first Green Party MP...

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Innovating the restaurant of the future

UNB Alumni

Posted: November 19, 2020 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Inspiring Stories , UNB Fredericton , Management



Everyone knows restaurants are a tough business in the best of times. These are not the best of times. The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the restaurant industry globally, and New Brunswick is no exception. When the lockdown happened in March of 2020, the owners of Pomodori Pizzeria in Saint John worked quickly and innovatively to be able to not only stay afloat but turn out even more of their delicious Neapolitan-style wood-fired pizzas. Being innovative is nothing new for co-founders...

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Returning to New Brunswick to work from home

UNB Alumni

Posted: November 18, 2020 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Inspiring Stories , Management , UNB Fredericton , Kinesiology



There’s an interesting trend happening these days. Real estate in New Brunswick is a hot commodity and there’s a migration of young people into the province instead of out. The COVID-19 work-from-home movement, along with the safe reputation of the Atlantic Bubble and housing prices that are affordable, have created the perfect storm that’s attracting many New Brunswickers back home again. One of those is Nathan White (BBA’05). Nathan grew up in Fredericton as a big...

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A rising star’s journey from Trinidad to Fredericton to Toronto

UNB Alumni

Posted: October 21, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

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



When Cilise (Legendre) Connell (BBA’12) made the move from her home in Trinidad and Tobago to Fredericton in 2009, her goal was to finish her business degree at UNB – (which she began through the UNB-ROYTEC partnership program) then return home to the small Caribbean Islands to find work. Eleven years later, she’s still in Canada. “I had such an amazing experience in Fredericton and at UNB that I didn’t want to go home,” she recounts. “I went back...

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Young alumna brewing a new marketing strategy at Picaroons Brewing Company

UNB Alumni

Posted: September 17, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

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



Experience counts when you’re developing growth and marketing strategies for companies. Kate McPherson (BBA’19) has it – even though she’s only 23. Kate graduated with a business degree from UNB’s Faculty of Management in 2019 with a ton of experience under her belt. First, she opted to take advantage of the exchange program and studied at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore for a year, doing a lot of focused market research directly with Asian-based...

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Management students hitting experiential learning out of the park

UNB Alumni

Posted: June 30, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

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



It may have been one of the strangest and most challenging semesters at UNB because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the winter 2020 term ended with some good news for students in the Master in Quantitative Investment Management (MQIM) program. Just as exams were ending, they learned two of their teams placed high in two global competitions: one team tied with Rutgers for third place out of 58 universities in the MATLAB competition, hosted by the Professional Risk Managers’ International...

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A life in service to vulnerable children

UNB Alumni

Posted: January 16, 2020 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Inspiring Stories , UNB Fredericton , Management



James Gitau (BBA’87,MA'89) has never been one to shy away from a challenge. In 1982, Kenya was embroiled in an attempted coup, which led to the indefinite closure of the sole University of Nairobi. James’ high school advised students who could afford it to seek further studies abroad. He was given a list of potential universities in Canada, the U.K and the U.S:  James and his family chose to apply to Canadian Universities. Based on his ‘A” levels examination...

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UNB Associated Alumni awards the inaugural Alumni Legacy Scholarship

Young Alumni

Posted: July 17, 2019 4:00:00 PM ADT

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



A University of New Brunswick student was announced as the inaugural winner of the Alumni Legacy Scholarship, established and presented by the UNB Associated Alumni. This year’s recipient, Laura Palmer, is an outstanding example of the values outlined through the scholarship – fiercely proud of the institution, dedicated to making a difference on campus and committed to carrying on the UNB alumni legacy for years to come. Valued at two-years of tuition and fees, the scholarship...

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From the V-Reds to the Maple Leafs: Young alumnus makes his mark

Young Alumni

Posted: February 11, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Management , Inspiring Stories , UNB Fredericton


  What began as a marketing project in the BBA program became much more for UNB young alumnus, Andrew Brewer (BBA '08). As Assistant Coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Brewer works on and off the ice in a hockey career he has always dreamed of. From the Aitken Centre, to the Olympic stage and now the NHL, the Fredericton native is making his mark on the sport. Brewer joined the Leafs in June of 2015, alongside Coach Mike Babcock, where he brings an eye for detail to the team. Analyzing...

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Q&A: Nathan Munroe

Young Alumni

Posted: November 9, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Management , Young Alumni , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Whether you're a recent grad or an experienced professional, there's no better time to be thoughtful about your professional life and career. Two-time UNB young alumnus, Nathan Munroe (BBA '12, MBA '14,) shares his experiences since graduating and chimes in with great advice for fellow alumni. Q: Did you come to UNB knowing which degree program and career path you wanted to explore? Like many, I came to UNB pretty unsure of what my future had in store. I finished high-school with grades...

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