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The University of New Brunswick celebrates 2021 graduate award recipients

Author: UNB Newsroom

Posted on Jun 4, 2021

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton

On Saturday, June 5, the University of New Brunswick will virtually celebrate the achievements of its 2021 graduates.

UNB is honoured to congratulate the 1,635 graduates who have worked incredibly hard through these unique times to achieve this milestone. This year, 1,345 students will receive bachelor’s degrees, 269 will receive master’s degrees, and 21 will achieve the highest level of academic achievement, the PhD.

The Governor General’s Silver Medal is the most prestigious award students attending a Canadian educational institution can achieve and this year it will go to Jasmine Eng. Jasmine is a dean’s list student and will be graduating with a bachelor of science in biology-chemistry, with first class honours and the highest academic standing in an undergraduate bachelor’s degree program at UNB.

The Douglas Gold Medal recipient is Kathleen Peacock. Kathleen is a bachelor of arts graduate in English, with first class honours and is a dean’s list student. This award was founded by the late Sir Howard Douglas, Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of New Brunswick and first Chancellor of King's College in 1833. Recipients of this medal are awarded for having the best prose or verse in the Greek, Latin or English languages, on any subject within the regular course of study pursued in the university.

Thirteen students will receive the Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick Silver Medals at the Encaenia and Spring Convocation ceremonies. These medals are given to full-time or part-time students in each faculty who demonstrate outstanding work in the last half of their program. A 14th medal will be awarded to a student graduating from the faculty of education in the fall.

“I wish to congratulate the recipients of the Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick Silver Medal Award, whose perseverance and hard work are being recognized,” said The Honourable Brenda Murphy, ONB, Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick. “You have excelled in the face of adversity over the past two years to achieve this distinction, and I encourage you to continue to strive for excellence as you pursue your next objectives. The skills you have developed throughout your undergraduate degree form a solid foundation from which you can grow to become tomorrow’s leaders. I hope you will celebrate your accomplishments with pride and look back fondly on your time at the University of New Brunswick. Once again, congratulations.”

The Lieutenant Governor Silver Medal recipients from UNB’s Fredericton campus include:

  • Erik Arsenault, Juris Doctor
  • Hayley AuCoin, Bachelor of Philosophy in Leadership
  • Stephen Downward, Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Hayley Hartlen, Bachelor of Nursing
  • Madison Hogan, Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
  • Kayli McGarrigle, Bachelor of Science in Forestry
  • Kathleen Peacock, Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Matthew Smith, Bachelor of Recreation and Sports Studies in Kinesiology Management
  • Lesley Trask, Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
  • Jackson Weir, Bachelor of Science in Biology and Cell and Molecular Biology

The recipients from UNB’s Saint John campus are:

  • Hanna Grossman, Bachelor of Science in Biology-Psychology
  • Jacob Powning, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
  • Lauren Purdy, Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing

On behalf of UNB, we extend our heartful congratulations and well wishes to all successful 2021 graduates.

Media contact: Kathleen McLaughlin