UNB Alumni
Telling our #ProudlyUNB stories

UNBeknownst #25: John Leroux on what it means to love a place and why architecture and art are so important in attracting and inspiring people

UNB Alumni

Posted: Jan 10, 2023

Category: Podcast , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John



John Leroux (PhD’20) is an architect, art historian and currently Manager of Collections and Exhibitions at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton, New Brunswick. John has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the fields of art history, architecture, visual art, curation, and education. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from McGill University, an M.A. in Art History from Concordia...

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Building the Alumni Office from the ground up. Decades of leading, strengthening and engaging the alumni community.  

UNB Alumni

Posted: Dec 8, 2022

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



On Dec. 30, 2022, Mary Duffley will retire from her role as Assistant Director of the UNB Associated Alumni after a nearly 30-year career at UNB. The profound impact she has had on the alumni family, the Saint John community and her fellow UNBers across the province lends to the remarkable legacy she will leave at UNB.  Following the proud footsteps of her late mother, who also retired...

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UNBeknownst #24: Krista Jones on the future of work, the intersection of people with digital transformation, and how Canada can be competitive globally

UNB Alumni

Posted: Dec 8, 2022

Category: Engineering , Inspiring Stories , UNB Fredericton



Krista Jones (BScEE'88) has been a passionate innovator and builder of technology-based businesses for over 30 years. She leverages her deep entrepreneurial and leadership experience to advise founders, inspire teams and create programs to scale Canada’s most innovative companies. Currently Senior VP of Ventures Services at MaRS Discovery District, she recently founded MaRS Momentum, an...

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Q&A: Kate Palmer, UNB Alumni Student Leadership recipient

UNB Alumni

Posted: Dec 1, 2022

Category: Young Alumni , UNB Fredericton , Inspiring Stories



Recipient of a 2022-23 Alumni Student Leadership Award, Kate Palmer is a science student on the UNB Fredericton campus, who is not afraid to tackle uncomfortable topics to improve student life. Kate’s involvement on campus includes advocating for mental and menstrual health. Her community volunteer work includes Liberty Lane, a shelter for women and children who are victims of...

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New grad Niomi Monteiro (BBA'22) finds employment at JDI after co-op experiential learning

UNB Alumni

Posted: Nov 29, 2022

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



For fall 2022 grad Niomi Monteiro (BBA’22), volunteer opportunities, experiential learning and co-op education were the highlights of her student experience - and they landed her a job with J.D. Irving Ltd. before even crossing the graduation stage. On top of her already-busy schedule of six to seven courses per semester, Monteiro took three co-op work terms throughout her UNB degree. Two...

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Sweat Club founder Laura Clendenning (BScKin'12) helps people fall in love with their health and fitness

UNB Alumni

Posted: Nov 25, 2022

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



What began as a love for leading a healthy lifestyle and working one-on-one with clients in her apartment complex, has transformed into opening a boutique-style gym in the heart of downtown Fredericton. Sweat Club founder and head coach Laura Clendenning (BScKin'12) says that being a woman in business and a woman in the fitness industry is empowering, but it took her a few career changes...

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Lynette DuJohn brings digital twin project to life at Vancouver International Airport

UNB Alumni

Posted: Nov 23, 2022

Category: Engineering , UNB Fredericton , Inspiring Stories



The COVID-19 pandemic hit airports around the world hard. But instead of standing still, Lynette DuJohn (BScCE’87) took the opportunity to innovate. Lynette is the Vice President of Innovation and Chief Information Officer at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) a role she’s held since 2016. During the peak of the pandemic slowdown, her team began a project of creating a virtual...

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UNB Alumni Holiday Gift Guide 2022

UNB Alumni

Posted: Nov 22, 2022

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton



Share your UNB alumni pride this holiday season! In the spirit of the upcoming holidays and supporting ‘local,’ we’ve created a gift guide to help you find unique gifts for the special people in your life. This list highlights exciting products and businesses by our very own #ProudlyUNB alumni. Around the world, UNB alumni are creating, innovating and contributing exciting...

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Media Arts and Cultures alumni share their success

UNB Alumni

Posted: Nov 21, 2022

Category: UNB Fredericton , Inspiring Stories , Young Alumni



One of the first programs of its kind in Canada, Media Arts & Cultures (MAAC) at UNB has offered students a dynamic mix of critical media studies and hands-on creative coursework since 1996. As a MAAC major, students learn about media by making media. They are taught to consider, critique, and engage intellectually with media and also learn the tools and techniques used today to create...

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Building an outstanding IT career right here in New Brunswick

UNB Alumni

Posted: Nov 18, 2022

Category: Inspiring Stories , Computer Science , UNB Fredericton



Mary Goggin (BScCS’82) is very modest about her success in the IT field, but her track record speaks for itself. Mary’s been instrumental in the growth and development of several IT consulting companies, including CGI and the company she co-founded, Accreon Inc. She’s been a sought-after project manager, technology expert and business strategist, having made a significant...

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