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Eight students join list of UNB Sir Howard Douglas Scholars

Author: UNB Newsroom

Posted on Mar 28, 2023

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John

The University of New Brunswick (UNB) inducted eight students as Sir Howard Douglas Scholars in recognition of their outstanding involvement, not only at UNB but also in their local and international communities.

“Sir Howard Douglas Scholars go on to achieve continued success both in academic endeavours and in contributing to the success of others,” said Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle, president and vice-chancellor at UNB. “These impressive individuals become part of a network of outstanding students who truly exemplify the motto of the Sir Howard Douglas Society, Non Nobis Solum: Not for Ourselves Alone.”

Faculties nominate each year’s scholars, who have completed at least two years of their undergraduate degree program. They must also have achieved academic excellence and actively participated in co-curricular or extracurricular activities.

The university inducted the 2023 scholars at an event at the Fredericton campus on March 27. This year’s inductees included:

  • Hirbod Abootalebi from Fredericton, New Brunswick, pursuing a Bachelor of Science, honours in Biology-Chemistry
  • Sheridan Hamilton from Fredericton, New Brunswick, enrolled in a Bachelor of Science, honours in Biology with a minor in Anthropology
  • Rose He from Fredericton, New Brunswick, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Molly Kennedy from Ottawa, Ontario, pursuing a Bachelor of Recreation and Sport Studies with a minor in Management
  • Lauren McGrath from Saint John, New Brunswick, will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Biology-Chemistry, honours in Biology
  • Dustin McKee from Willow Grove, New Brunswick, enrolled in the Bachelor of Science, honours in Biology-Chemistry
  • Kate Palmer from Rothesay, New Brunswick, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a specialization in Neuroscience
  • Bhaanvi Rai from Mangalore, India, enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration program with honours in Human Resource Management

Sir Howard Douglas was a founder and the first chancellor of King’s College in Fredericton, the predecessor to UNB. He served as lieutenant-governor of New Brunswick from 1823 to 1831. He spent his term encouraging development, seeking support for Indigenous Peoples, improving communications and promoting education.

Established in 2006, the Sir Howard Douglas Society of Scholars has 278 members.