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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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From Colonel Tucker’s to the Whitebone Pizzeria, space is home to many fond memories for UNBSJ alumni

UNB Alumni

Posted: May 18, 2021

Category: UNB Saint John



It's Friday evening and live music bounces off the walls of the Thomas J. Condon Student Centre, as students unwind after a day of classes and take the stage for open mic night. Friends gather over games of bubble hockey, while decks of cards lay across tables from the afternoon's many rounds of 45s. That's what a day in the life of the infamous Colonel Tucker's Bar looked like for many UNB...

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Jennifer Splane (BSc'11, BN'15) creates her path as a nurse practitioner and healthcare researcher

UNB Alumni

Posted: May 17, 2021

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



Jennifer Splane (BSc'11, BN'15) is a current MN.ANP candidate and soon-to-be three time UNB alumna. She recently defended her thesis "Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Healthcare: Exploring the Practices and Needs of Care Providers" and takes a moment to share why she is passionate about healthcare. Did you always know you wanted to study nursing? I actually did not know that I...

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UNB alumni recognized by Atlantic Business Magazine’s 2021 Top 50 CEO Awards

UNB Alumni

Posted: May 14, 2021

Category: Inspiring Stories , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John



The Atlantic Business Magazine’s 2021 Top 50 CEO Awards recently recognized 11 UNB alumni.  Since 1999, the Top 50 CEO Awards celebrates accomplished business leaders in the Atlantic region. Nominations are submitted by the magazine’s readers and nominees are judged according to corporate, community and industry involvement, as well as company growth and response to...

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Nicki MacPherson (BN’14, BScKin'14) chooses to use her skills to provide care and education for students at UNB

UNB Alumni

Posted: May 12, 2021

Category: Inspiring Stories , UNB Fredericton



Nicki MacPherson (BN’14, BScKin'14) is a registered nurse who currently works at the UNB Student Health Centre on the Fredericton campus and has been instrumental in the COVID-19 student-isolation project since the pandemic began. She took a beat to talk to us about her journey to get here and what it means to her to support students. Did you always know you wanted to be a nurse? I knew...

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A non-traditional path for Joan Kingston (BN’78) where nothing is unattainable

Dr. Lorna Butler

Posted: May 7, 2021

Category: Inspiring Stories , UNB Fredericton



Written and submitted by Dr. Lorna Butler, Dean of UNB's Faculty of Nursing. Joan Kingston's (BN’78) career pathway as a Registered Nurse is neither linear nor traditional. Rather it reflects her character and the results of numerous initiatives that not only changed peoples’ lives but altered the landscape of their communities so others could thrive. Her career accentuates the...

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

UNB Alumni

Posted: Apr 28, 2021

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...

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UNB alumnae make shortlist for 6th annual New Brunswick Book Awards

UNB Alumni

Posted: Apr 26, 2021

Category: UNB Saint John , Inspiring Stories



The shortlisted titles for The New Brunswick Book Awards have been announced and members of the UNB alumnae community are recognized in each of the four categories. The 6th annual awards ceremony will take place virtually on Thursday, May 6, at 7 p.m.  All nominated books were published in 2020 (2019 and 2020 for the children’s book category) and penned by New Brunswick authors. The...

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Alumnus hopes to improve immunization rates in seniors

UNB Alumni

Posted: Apr 26, 2021

Category: UNB Fredericton , Inspiring Stories



Older adults living in long-term care homes and retirement residences are increasingly vulnerable to COVID-19, the flu, pneumonia, and other diseases. Proper tracking of immunizations is important for knowing who is protected and when a booster is needed.   This is where Dr. Kumanan Wilson (BSc’92) comes in. In 2011, Dr. Wilson founded ImmunizeON, a digital immunization tracking...

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