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UNB celebrates award recipients at spring graduation ceremonies

Author: Kathleen McLaughlin

Posted on May 15, 2023

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton

This week marks the culmination of years of work by so many, as the University of New Brunswick (UNB) gathers to celebrate the 2023 spring graduation May 17, 18 and 19.

UNB congratulates the 1,655 graduates who have worked incredibly hard to achieve this milestone. This year, 1,322 students will receive bachelor’s degrees, 335 students will receive master’s degrees, and 20 students 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. This year it will go to Erica Stoddard, who will graduate with a bachelor of business administration with distinction. She will also receive the City of Saint John Award and a Lieutenant Governor Silver Medal.

The Douglas Gold Medal recipient is Julianne Richard, a bachelor of arts graduate in English with first class honours. 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 Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick Silver Medals at the Encaenia and Spring Convocation ceremonies.

“Congratulations to the recipients of the Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick Silver Medal Award, who are being honoured for their exceptional efforts and high achievement,” said The Honourable Brenda Murphy, ONB, Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick.

“Throughout your studies at UNB, you have developed the skills required to solve the complex challenges we face as a society. As role models, I encourage you to lead by example and to continue striving for excellence – you have the ability to be changemakers in your communities.”

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

  • Mark Browne, Juris Doctor
  • Katelyn Chapman, Bachelor of Science in Forestry
  • Benjamin Cookson, Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Paige Grenier, Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
  • Katherine Hache, Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • Callum Hunter, Bachelor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Leadership in Leadership
  • Indhu Iyengar, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • Justine MacPherson, Bachelor of Nursing
  • Anna Postill, Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Chemical Engineering
  • Megan White, Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

The recipients from UNB’s Saint John campus are:

  • Andrew O'Connor, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Qingqing Song, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Erica Stoddard, Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing

The UNB community offers heartful congratulations and well wishes to all successful 2023 graduates.