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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: Jan 20, 2022

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...

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Fine tuning resilience beyond neurosurgery

Cynthia Percival

Posted: Jan 13, 2022

Category: Kinesiology , UNB Fredericton , Inspiring Stories



Written by Cynthia Percival (BPE'78) After graduating from UNB with a Physical Education degree in 1978, I coached downhill skiing for 40 years.  Living in rural Ontario I participated in ongoing outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain biking, kayaking and both XC and downhill skiing in winter. My lifestyle was (and is) about making healthy choices and enjoying vigorous social...

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Kinesiology alumnus part of recovery crew for returning astronauts

UNB

Posted: Jan 13, 2022

Category: Inspiring Stories , UNB Fredericton



When a student graduates from UNB, the world is truly in the palm of their hands. Where a UNB grad may end up can stretch far across the globe and out of this world.  This is the case for kinesiology alumnus, Mike Harrison (BScKin'02, MSESS'05), who had the opportunity to be part of the SpaceX recovery team monitoring the physical health of four astronauts once they landed back on earth...

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Four UNBers appointed to the Order of Canada

UNB Alumni

Posted: Jan 13, 2022

Category: Inspiring Stories , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John



Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, announced 135 appointments to the Order of Canada. The new appointees include two Companions (C.C.), 39 Officers (O.C.), one honorary Member and 93 Members (C.M.).  The Order of Canada is one of our country’s highest civilian honours. Its Companions, Officers and Members take to heart the motto of the Order:...

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

UNB Alumni

Posted: Jan 6, 2022

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...

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

UNB Alumni

Posted: Dec 16, 2021

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...

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

UNB Alumni

Posted: Dec 2, 2021

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...

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From China to British Columbia, Brandon Zhan (BBA'06) paves his way to becoming retail franchisee

UNB Alumni

Posted: Nov 22, 2021

Category: Inspiring Stories , UNB Saint John



For UNB alumnus Brandon Zhan (BBA'06), the most challenging aspect of being a store franchisee also happens to be the most rewarding part of his career. “It’s the people," he says. Zhan is the owner of a No Frills supermarket in Vancouver, BC, where his employees cross over four generations. He says learning how to connect, communicate and support his employees differently,...

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Jess Neary: Top five Feng Shui tips to design your home for productivity and well-being

Jess Neary (BBA'09)

Posted: Nov 22, 2021

Category: Insights , Young Alumni , UNB Saint John



Photo: Greg Knudson A proud New Brunswicker, Jess Neary (BBA'09) graduated from the faculty of business at UNB Saint John in 2009 before later furthering her studies with interior design. While studying and obtaining an Interior Design Diploma, she was also studying and practicing various energy healing modalities. Reiki, yoga, meditation, and qi gong were practices which put her into...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Nathan Munroe

UNB Alumni

Posted: Nov 22, 2021

Category: Inspiring Stories , UNB Saint John , Young Alumni



When two-time alumnus Nathan Munroe (BBA’12, MBA’14) reflects back on his time at UNB, he says it was the volunteers who made the student experience even more special. From coaches to guest lecturers in the classroom, Munroe was inspired to give back his time to current UNB students, just as others did for him. Throughout his short time as a graduate of UNB, Munroe has stepped up in...

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