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UNBeknownst Podcast Episode 11: Asif Hasan on the entrepreneurship ecosystem, and the role of businesses and individuals in building a diverse, flourishing community

UNB Alumni

Posted: January 20, 2022 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , Podcast



UNBeknownst Episode 11 Asif Hasan on the entrepreneurship ecosystem, and the role of businesses and individuals in building a diverse, flourishing community  Asif Hasan is an alum from UNB’s Electrical and Computer Engineering and TME programs, and the CEO and co-founder of SimpTek Technologies, a Fredericton startup company that helps residential homeowners and electric utility companies to better understand, engage and predict energy usage. He’s a world citizen - born...

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UNBeknownst Podcast Episode 10: Jason Stephen on the hot real estate market and working through uncertainty

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Posted: January 6, 2022 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Podcast , UNB Saint John



UNBeknownst Episode 10  Jason Stephen on the hot real estate market and working through uncertainty  Jason Stephen graduated from UNB Saint John in 1998 with a degree in history and political science, and is now a realtor and real estate expert. Jason is a REALTOR® with Royal LePage Atlantic, has been involved in organized real estate for more than 20 years and just recently concluded his time as president of the Canadian Real Estate...

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UNBeknownst Podcast Episode 9: Matt Anderson and Chris Simpson on leading healthcare in a pandemic and adapting to change

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Posted: December 16, 2021 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Podcast , UNB Fredericton



UNBeknownst Podcast Episode 9 Matt Anderson and Chris Simpson: Leading healthcare in a pandemic and adapting to change Matt Anderson (BA’92) and Chris Simpson (BSc’90) took very different routes to get to top executive positions in healthcare in Canada. Matt graduated with an arts degree and began his career in data analytics and IT. He went on to earn a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration and Management from the University of...

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UNBeknownst Podcast Episode 8: Samantha Stewart on competition, mental fitness and developing a growth mindset

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Posted: December 2, 2021 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Podcast



UNBeknownst Podcast Episode 8 Samantha Stewart: Competition, mental fitness and developing a growth mindset Samantha Stewart (BRSS'13, BA'14, MEd'19) moved to Fredericton in 2009 to study Recreation and Sport Studies, and during that time, began competing internationally as a member of Team Canada’s wrestling team. Since then, she’s become a ten-time national medallist, been named Most Outstanding Female Wrestler in Canada twice, was the Rio 2016 Olympic alternate,...

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UNBeknownst Podcast Episode 7: Eric Cook on Industry 4.0 and automation

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Posted: November 17, 2021 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , Podcast



UNBeknownst Podcast Episode 7 Eric Cook: Industry 4.0 and automation  Eric Cook is executive director and CEO of RPC, New Brunswick’s provincial research organization that provides science and engineering services to over 1100 clients annually. Eric’s career spans leadership in the application of science and technology in sectors including advanced manufacturing, space science, aerospace, and wireless communications. He’s served as the project engineer for...

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UNBeknownst Podcast Episode 6: Cayman Grant on storytelling in Hollywood and why failing is important 

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Posted: November 4, 2021 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Podcast , UNB Saint John



UNBeknownst Episode 6 Cayman Grant: Storytelling in Hollywood and why failing is important   Cayman Grant (BBA’01) graduated from UNB Saint John with a BBA in 2001, and has since become an Emmy award-winning writer and director making films and TV that have been screened in over 100 film festivals worldwide. She’s written and directed several projects, including Playing for the Mob, which earned her an Emmy for the feature-length...

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UNBeknownst Podcast Episode 5: Natalie Weigum on the World Bank and the challenges of working in climate change

UNB Alumni

Posted: October 21, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Podcast



UNBeknownst Episode 5 Natalie Weigum: The World Bank and the challenges of working in climate change  Natalie Weigum (BSc’10) is currently living in Washington, DC working as a Climate Change Specialist at the World Bank, where she helps integrate climate change into the World Bank's development lending. She grew up in Fredericton, where she completed her Bachelor of Science with a double major in Physics and Chemistry at the University of New Brunswick. Prior to moving...

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UNBeknownst Podcast Episode 4: Michaela D’Intino on building a strong local supply chain and leading at a young age

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Posted: October 6, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Podcast



UNBeknownst Podcast Episode 4 Michaela D’Intino: Building a strong local supply chain and leading at a young age  Michaela D'Intino (BScE’16) is a young alum, having graduated from Civil Engineering at UNB in 2016. But Michaela didn’t go into a typical engineering firm or construction job. She went into supply chain and process improvement work in the food and beverage sector. After working for a number of years with food and beverage giant...

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UNBeknownst Podcast Episode 3: Pam Palmater - Activism, decolonization and how to make an impact on Indigenous reconciliation 

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Posted: September 23, 2021 8:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Podcast



UNBeknownst Podcast Episode 3 Pam Palmater: Activism, Decolonization and How to Make an Impact on Indigenous Reconciliation  Pam Palmater (LLB'97) is an award-winning public speaker, author and social justice activist. She was one of the spokespeople and public educators for the Idle No More movement and continues to advocate alongside other social movements focusing on Indigenous rights, social justice and climate action. She is also a well-known media...

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UNBeknownst Podcast Episode 2: Jason Goldlist - Wealthsimple, Venue and an unusual path to tech entrepreneurship

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Posted: September 23, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Podcast



UNBeknownst Podcast Episode 2Jason Goldlist - Wealthsimple, Venue and an unusual path to tech entrepreneurship  Jason Goldlist (BPHIL’06), graduated from UNB with a Bachelor of Philosophy in Leadership from Renaissance College and is currently CEO and co-founder of Venue, an online platform for virtual special events that inspire and engage. He’s also co-founder of TechTO and has an impressive resume, including as Head of Marketing and General Manager...

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UNBeknownst Podcast Episode 1: Pilot - Get to know the hosts of UNBeknownst

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Posted: September 23, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Podcast



UNBeknownst Podcast Episode 1Pilot: Get to know the alumni hosts of UNBeknownst Welcome to UNBeknownst, a podcast for alumni, by alumni.In the pilot episode, University of New Brunswick Associated Alumni Executive Director Michelle McNeil gets to know our volunteer alumni hosts of Season 1 of this new podcast. UNBeknownst explores unexpected career paths, insights of alumni learned from experience outside the classroom, and hot takes on current issues. In our pilot episode, learn more about...

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