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

UNB Alumni

Posted: Sep 23, 2021

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...

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

UNB Alumni

Posted: Sep 23, 2021

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...

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

UNB Alumni

Posted: Sep 23, 2021

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...

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UNB nursing student Emma Stephen receives UNB Alumni Legacy Award

UNB Alumni

Posted: Aug 17, 2021

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



A University of New Brunswick nursing student has been selected as the second recipient of the Alumni Legacy Award, established and presented by the UNB Associated Alumni. The 2021-2023 recipient, Emma Stephen, is a shining example of the values outlined by this scholarship. Throughout her two years at UNB, she has shown immense pride for our institution, dedication to her faculty and fellow...

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Nicole Leblanc (BBA’00) is helping build sustainable cities and diverse tech startups one investment at a time

UNB Alumni

Posted: Aug 12, 2021

Category: Inspiring Stories , UNB Saint John


Nicole Leblanc, UNB alumna

Nicole LeBlanc (BBA’00) isn’t just any investment professional working in the venture capital industry. The UNB Saint John business grad is a builder of ecosystems, a proponent of sustainable cities, an advocate for diversity in venture capital, and a voracious supporter of Atlantic Canada. Oh, and she’s currently living in Copenhagen, Denmark. Nicole grew up in the small...

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Shelley Francis challenges us to understand the historical context of Indigenous Peoples in Canada

Shelley Francis

Posted: Jun 15, 2021

Category: Inspiring Stories , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton



This story is part of the Voices of UNB Alumni series and is written by Shelley Francis (BN'91), UNB alumna and current master of nursing student.It is critical for all Canadians to understand the historical context of Indigenous People for there to be true reconciliation, peace, and friendship between Nations.  I have spent my entire nursing career lifting the voices of Indigenous...

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'Learning and Preserving' Indigenous languages through illustrations

Breana Andrews

Posted: Jun 9, 2021

Category: UNB Fredericton



This story is part of the Voices of UNB Alumni series and is written by Breana Andrews (BScKin'21) My name is Breana Andrews, I am from Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador and I recently graduated from UNB in May 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. While the human body has always been a passion of mine, art and storytelling have also always been there. Since I was a...

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“Teaching true and detailed Indigenous history is the first step to changing the perception of our people”

Trey Lewis

Posted: Jun 9, 2021

Category: Young Alumni , Management



This story is part of the Voices of UNB Alumni series and written by Trey Lewis (BBA'18, BEd'20).  My name is Trey Lewis. I grew up in a small village named Aldouane, New Brunswick. This small town is right outside of Elsipogtog First Nation, which I am a proud member of, and also where my mother has lived the majority of her life. Like a lot of kids from rural Canada, I’ve been...

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Professional backcountry snowboarder Geoff Brown (BSc'02) takes on his next big adventure

UNB Alumni

Posted: May 20, 2021

Category: Inspiring Stories , UNB Saint John



Photo (left): Vanessa Chan | Photo (right):  Luke McDowall   New Brunswick may not be surrounded by the towering mountains and snow-packed slopes that are home to our western provinces, but it was exactly here that professional backcountry snowboarder Geoff Brown (BSc’02) first caught a glimpse of the sport that has since fueled his dreams and passion. “We were a...

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Vice-President Saint John, Dr. Petra Hauf, shares UNB's ambitious vision for the new Integrated Health Initiative

Dr. Petra Hauf, Vice-President Saint John

Posted: May 18, 2021

Category: UNB Saint John , Inspiring Stories , UNB Fredericton



The Integrated Health Initiative by Dr. Petra Hauf, Vice-President Saint John Growing up in a small town and being raised by a village, a sense of belonging and deep commitment to community is part of my DNA. The shared value of community is exactly what drew me to UNB and the opportunity to serve as the campus vice-president in Saint John.  There is much to like and admire about UNB...

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