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Carey A. Ryan (BA’70, MEd’79)
Barry Beckett (PhD’70)
Marti-Lou Neill (BA’69)
Kathie Brien (BBA’67)
Executive Member at Large
Gary Lawson (BBA’76-SJ, LLB’79)
Immediate Past President
Richard J. Scott, Q.C. (BBA’74, LLB’76)
Board of Governors Representatives
Sally W. McAllister (BA’72, BEd’73)
Kevin K. Ratcliff (BBA’82)
Richard J. Scott, Q.C. (BBA’74, LLB’76)
Eric Burchill (BBA’92)
Jeff Clark (BSc’97, BBA’98)
Kevin Ferguson (BBA’92, BA’93)
Carol Foley (BBA’83)
Larry Hachey (BBA’87)
Lynn A. Hruczkowski (BA’82)
Jill Jollineau (Class of ’75, MEd’02)
David T. Le Blanc (BBA’82)
Warren D. McKenzie (BScCS’76)
Mary Ellen McKinney (BBA’77, BN’00)
Heather Neilson (BPE’72)
Judy Orr (BA’75, BBA’76)
Cassandra Simmonds (Class of ’05)
Marcia Trail (BN’73, MN’99)
Judy Weeks (BBA’77-SJ)
President of the Associated Alumnae
Margie Gregg (BA’92)
John McLaughlin (BScSE’69, MScSE’71)
Association Executive Director
Mark Hazlett (BPE’87, MPE’89)
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16 Major UNBSJ milestones
Forty years ago this fall the
first classes were held in this
building at UNBSJ. This fall,
the Associated Alumni will
help celebrate this and other
milestones in the UNBSJ
18 Mark these dates
In just more than a year, we’ll
be expecting thousands of
you back in Fredericton for
another all-inclusive reunion!
Book the time NOW!
UNB hosted the CIS men’s national hockey
championships in March for the second year
in a row. It was a tournament made
memorable by our V-Reds’ performance.
6 UNB Digest
18 Association Activities
25 Hither & Yon
Alumnus William S.
Lewis with UNB doctoral
students. See page 12.
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A renewed emphasis on Pride & Loyalty
It’s really too bad there’s no way to convey on these pages
— either through words or images — the intensity and
depth of emotion the CIS national men’s hockey championships
brought to the Fredericton campus in March.
While we’ve tried (see pages 37-38), you really had to be at
the Aitken Centre for the games, particularly the UNB tilts, to
get a true sense of what Association President Carey Ryan is
talking about in her column above — Pride and Loyalty.
You could feel the institutional Pride and Loyalty wafting
through the Aitken Centre rafters every time UNB took to
the ice. I was there, and it wasn’t just my imagination. In
casual conversations with other fans, most of them alumni,
in the concourse between periods, the sense of excitement
was palpable. And during the games themselves, the crowd
was into it with an enthusiasm that hasn’t been witnessed at
UNB in many, many years. All the local media pundits commented
on the fans’ fervor, with The Daily Gleaner’s Dave
Ritchie writing, “Ten years from now, they’ll still be talking
about the night of March 27, 2004 (the gold-medal game).
In the last edition of the UNB Alumni
News, I reported that Alumni Council
has been going through a process of
reviewing and evaluating the
Association’s Strategic Plan.
Much has been accomplished and
much has changed in the last three
years. Interviews were held with various
stakeholders, including alumni,
staff and university administrators, to
receive feedback as to the progress and development of the
plan. These comments, together with extensive discussions
held by Council, have led to Energized & Involved II, which
was to be approved at our April Alumni Council meeting.
Following Council’s approval, the revised strategic plan will
be posted on the Alumni website.
While this new plan is once again intended to be in harmony
with the goals of the university and is written with the
assumption of a continuing strong relationship and partnership
commitment from UNB, we must keep in mind that the
purpose of the plan continues to be to “energize and
involve” alumni in support of UNB.
In summary, the directions or Key Result Areas
(KRAs) have remained very much the same with the
exception of one new KRA, as well as defined “lead” and
“support” roles for each area. The Associated Alumni
will take a “lead” role in Pride & Loyalty, Students &
Young Alumni, and Advice. The Association will provide
a “support” role in Fundraising, Advocacy, and Student
& Faculty Recruitment.
Pride & Loyalty has been defined as our newest KRA and
is by far the most important. The Associated Alumni recognizes
the fundamental importance of creating among alumni
a feeling of pride in being a UNB graduate, and a sense
of loyalty to UNB. None of the other KRAs can be reached
without alumni first having this positive feeling about their
relationships with each other and with UNB. Chapter development,
reunions, social events, student recruitment receptions
and other similar events must engender pride and loyalty
among alumni and must encourage greater participation
from alumni. Watch for opportunities to show your pride . .
. Celebration 2004 on the Saint John campus and
Homecoming 2005 on the Fredericton campus are coming
soon . . . or why not attend a lobster boil in Calgary or a golf
tournament in Halifax . . . or if there is no established event
in your area, why not start one? The alumni office will provide
as much support as possible and I will personally
endeavor to attend as many activities as possible to thank
you for showing your pride.
As a result of our plan, chapters are also going through a
re-designing process and will soon have a different look and
format to encompass more towns, cities, regions, countries
and affiliation groups. As alumni, we are all part of the UNB
community and our plan is committed to creating individual
opportunities to create a larger connection and network system
As I continue to attend Association and University
events, I am overwhelmed by the support, involvement and
commitment of so many alumni who are clearly proud of
their affiliation with UNB.
UNB Associated Alumni
CIS hockey nationals brought out the best in our alumni
And were you there?”
Now that the bar has seen set, we encourage all alumni to
look for opportunities to display their Pride and Loyalty.
Actually, page 21 of this edition offers you all a chance to
participate in an alumni activity from wherever you are in
the world. We’re holding our alumni elections, and it’s your
chance to have a direct say in the affairs of the association.
Please take a moment to review our slate of eight candidates,
and then choose up to four of them. (If you choose
more than four, you’ll spoil your ballot.)
You can vote via the mail-in hard-copy ballot on page 21,
but we’ll also have available our convenient and easy-to-use
electronic ballot. Just go to www.unb.ca/alumni/elections
and send us your choices via the web.
Milt Thomas, Editor
4 • UNB ALUMNI NEWS SPRING 2004
Under Tow: A History
of Tugs and Towing
By Donal M. Baird (BSc’48)
Vanwell Publishing Ltd.
From the early British and Dutch towing
companies to the current Canadian and
global conglomerates, towing has been a
diverse and economically vital part of trade
and commerce. The first tugboats — or
towboats as they are known on the Pacific
coast — were steam-powered paddlewheelers.
Their tasks evolved from carrying passengers
and freight in constricted waters, to
towing sailing ships to safe harbour, moving
great log booms downstream to pulp
and paper mills, the delicate task of assisting
large vessels into and out of their
berths, pushing barges, and handling oil
rigs. The development of tow boats is
described here in terms of their evolving
roles in freight and ship handling with particular
attention to the rise and history of
tug companies around the world, and especially
in Canada. Liberally illustrated from
the author’s extensive collection of photographs,
it will be an important addition
to any tug enthusiast’s library.
By Michael Bankiewicz (PhD’56)
1st Book Library
Three generations ago Teutonic armor
crushed our way of life in Eastern Europe.
Thousands of us were scattered around
the world like autumn leaves by the cruel
winds of war. This book records our peregrinations.
Hence its title — PEREGRINUS
— in Roman times a wanderer. The invading
armies trampled heavily on the heart
of my mother’s town. They chased me and
many others away. Some are still running.
My wanderings, like the wanderings of
many, led me across Germany to France,
Spain and Portugal. In 1943 I reached
Gibraltar and hence the British Isles. Next
it was the army, the invasion of Normandy
and our triumphal march through France,
Belgium and Holland to the crumbling
gates of the Third Reich. Ordered back to
England I endured the Day of Victory — joy
for most, but a day of sorrow for us Poles
sold by the Western Powers to the Soviets.
Then, we all, ex-combatants, scrambled
for a better place in the sun.
Wanting the Day:
By Brian Bartlett (BA’75)
Goose Lane Editions (Canada);
Peterloo Poets (Cornwall, England)
This gathering of poems, published
simultaneously in Canada and Britain,
comes from six collections and chapbooks
of poetry, the earliest published in 1972
when Bartlett was an undergraduate at
UNB. Of Bartlett's most recent collection,
Don Coles has written: “Mostly, what
strikes me about The Afterlife of Trees is the
very distinctive voice that, once opened, it
shows forth. I’d recognize it among many.
The words, the lines, just keep on justifying
one’s eyes being there . . . . If there’s a higher
mode to aim at, I don't know what it is.”
The Wizard’s Ward
By Deborah Hale (MacDonald, BEd’80,
A young enchantress embarks on a
quest to find, waken, and wed the legendary
‘Waiting King,’ who will help her
liberate their country from its cruel conquerors.
This book marks Hale’s debut in
the fantasy genre after 10 award-winning
historical romances. To read an excerpt,
The Last Champion
By Deborah Hale (MacDonald, BEd’80,
When her vassals are threatened by a
robber baron during England’s 12th-century
civil war, Dominie De Montford must
persuade a renowned warrior to take up
his sword one last time in defence of the
lands that were once his.
Total Hockey NHL
By James Duplacey (BA’76)
Total Hockey NHL is the third edition of
the Total Hockey encyclopedia to be issued.
Unlike its predecessors, this volume is
devoted entirely to the National Hockey
League and features in-depth analysis,
essays, commentaries, charts and statistics
for every player, manager and coach who
ever appeared in an NHL game. Mr.
Duplacey is the associate editor and
The Ultimate Prize —
The Stanley Cup
By James Duplacey (BA’76)
The title says it all — a detailed, conclusive
history of professional sports mostprized
trophy. From the days of the Silver
Chalice to the era of the Massive Mug,
every Stanley Cup game and moment are
profiled in detail. Mr. Duplacey is NHL
Publications senior writer and the author
of over 50 books on culture and sport.
Hockey’s Book of Firsts
By James Duplacey (BA’76)
This book is a detailed study of hockey’s
famous firsts — from the first goalie to
wear a mask (a girl), the first defenceman
to record 100 points in a season (not Orr)
to the first player arrested during a game
(pure humour). Most hockey fans think
they know the facts, but this book tells the
true tales of hockey’s famous firsts.
The Only Hand: A Cookbook
By Margaret MacNaughton Glassford
Margie Glassford discovered that being
able to prepare the food she loved was an
essential ingredient in her recovery from an
aneurysm that left her paralyzed on one
side. For others who have suffered a disability
but are keen to get back in the
kitchen, The Only Hand is a helpful guide
and a true inspiration. The Only Hand
includes 72 delicious, nutritious recipes the
author has prepared many times. It also
serves up helpful hints, a list of necessary
equipment and loads of encouragement.
By Ruth I. Howard (BSc’44)
Crabby Crab is the result of reminiscing
about entertaining grandchildren at the
cottage with walks on the beach. The sea
creatures mentioned in the book — the
crab, starfish, mussel and barnacle — all
are common to the seashore and easily
identified. Children can empathise with
shoveling sand, placing the living animals
in a bucket to take home as “pets.” The
illustrations entail a learning component
— tube feet on the starfish, feathery legs
on the barnacle that capture food, threads
that attach mussels to a surface and the
ebb and flow of the tide. The delightful
water colour illustrations by Helen
Downing Hunter (UNB) are enlivened by
the artist’s familiarity and enjoyment of
the beach. The hand printing of the text
adds to the book’s appeal.
Aboriginal Law: Commentary,
Cases and Materials
By Thomas Isaac (LLB’91)
Purich Publishing Ltd.
The third edition of Tom Isaac’s
Aboriginal Law contains more extensive and
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detailed commentary than earlier editions,
and highlights the most important
aspects of Canadian law affecting
Aboriginal people. The author provides
detailed information on and analysis of
current law, referring to relevant court
decisions, statutes and land claims agreements.
While this is a law book, it is written
and designed for use by anyone interested
in Aboriginal legal issues. Reviewers
have described previous editions as “a
welcome guide to the dynamic political
and legal environment of the rapidly
changing field of Aboriginal law in
By Ted Jones (BA’65, MA’69)
Nimbus Publishing Limited
In these colourful stories from
Fredericton’s past, the city’s most exceptional
characters and remarkable events
are retrieved from the annals of history.
Bringing together 50 of the best articles
from Ted Jones’s long-running and popular
Daily Gleaner column (Fredericton
Flashback), this book portrays New
Brunswick’s capital city in the light of its
own fascinating history. From scandal
and tragedy to triumph and success,
these stories are filled with unforgettable
names and events — striking in detail and
surprising in scope.
The Canadian Law of Consent
to Treatment, 3rd Edition
By Lorne E. Rozovsky, QC (BA’63)
This 17th book by the author is a stepby-step
guide to assist health care professionals,
health administrators, risk managers
and lawyers to avoid costly and
time-consuming litigation as a result of
improperly obtained or documented consent
to treatment in health-care settings.
It includes a discussion of the legal and
risk management principles on numerous
subjects from emergencies, reproduction,
the mentally disabled, children, human
research and experimentation, organ
donations, the right to refuse treatment
to documentation of consent. The book is
the standard guide to consent to treatment
across Canada and has been officially
endorsed by the Canadian Health
Information Management Association.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Alumni News Books column
welcomes information about recent publications
by alumni and faculty. If you have been published,
please send us the name of the book, the
author and their connection to UNB, the publisher,
the ISBN number, and a brief précis of the contents.
An artist’s conception of what the campus might look like . . . someday.
Campus plan for Fredericton
envisions a ‘showcase campus’
Visionary. Responsible. Exciting.
The University of New
Brunswick’s Fredericton Campus Plan
is all of these and more. Officially
unveiled on Feb. 4, the plan is a conceptual
tool that will serve as a guide
for managing the development and
revitalization of the campus in the
“UNB in Fredericton has one of the
oldest and most beautiful campuses in
Canada,” said UNB President John
McLaughlin. “We wanted a campus
plan to ensure that we preserve and
enhance the university’s special character.
The plan will guide our decisions
about campus beautification, construction
and facilities enhancement far into
Governed by a series of guiding
principles, the plan is intended to create
an environment that will be an inspiration
to students, faculty, staff and visitors.
“The concept is to create an environment
that is pedestrian friendly, that
has planned and diverse green spaces,
is accessible, ecologically sensitive,
and connected to the surrounding community,”
said Mike Ryan, associate
vice-president (campus services and
planning) and a member of the Campus
Plan steering committee. “I have no
doubt that we will achieve all of those
things in the long-term.
“UNB Fredericton will be a showcase
The planning process, which took
about two years, involved broad consultation
within the university community
and the community at large. The
feedback received from neighbours,
students, city officials and many others
influenced the planning process and is
reflected in the final plan.
The next step will be the development
of an implementation plan.
“Its important to note that the plan is
not time specific,” explains Mr. Ryan.
“The timing of new buildings, for
example, will be determined by the
demand for space and the availability
of funding. However, when we do
decide to build, the plan will serve as a
guide for a building’s location, its
architecture, landscaping, and so on.”
A biennial review will ensure the
plan responds to evolving realities
while maintaining the overall vision of
For more information about the
UNB Fredericton campus plan, visit
6 • UNB ALUMNI NEWS SPRING 2004
Allison McCain (BScEE’72)
of Florenceville, N.B., has
been named chair of Forging Our
Futures, the most ambitious
fund-raising campaign in UNB’s
“We welcome Allison McCain
to Forging Our Futures, a campaign
which is critically important to UNB,” said UNB
President John McLaughlin. “This campaign will move the
whole university forward into the future and Mr. McCain, as
chair, will be helping to plan and lead that process. We’re
very pleased to have someone with his commitment and
vision as part of this campaign.”
A UNB alumnus, Mr. McCain is chair of the board of
McCain Foods Limited.
“I’m honoured to be a part of Forging Our Futures,” said
Mr. McCain. “This is a time for all UNB’s stakeholders and
friends to support the university. As a graduate and someone
who recognizes the powerful impact the university has on
our province, region and country, I am proud to be involved
with this campaign and UNB.”
Mr. McCain brings more than 30 years of national and
international business experience to the campaign. After
graduating from UNB with a degree in electrical engineering,
he worked for three years as an engineer with NBTel.
In 1975 he joined McCain Foods as a project engineer and
held a number of increasingly responsible management
positions before being elected chairman of McCain Foods
“Allison McCain is a leader,” said Dr. McLaughlin. “His
international business experience and support for the community
will be invaluable to the campaign and to this university.
We’re expecting great things from Mr. McCain just as
we are from Forging Our Futures.”
Forging Our Futures will make strategic investments
in students, faculty, facilities and programs. The campaign
will strengthen UNB’s position as a national university
that is fundamentally important to the economic, social
MCCAIN APPOINTED CHAIR
OF FORGING OUR FUTURES
Alumnus on board
to lead ambitious
Allison McCain graduated from UNB in 1972 with a BScEE, and has
served as chair of the board of McCain Foods Limited since 2002.
and cultural well-being of the province, the region and the
The campaign is expected to be formally launched
later this year, although no official date has been set.
Currently, the campaign is in the preparatory stage,
which includes the internal UNB faculty and staff campaign.
“We’re still some time away from the launch of the campaign,
but with this appointment, we’re taking a significant
step forward,” said Dr. McLaughlin. “To our friends, supporters
and stakeholders, I say look to the end of the year for
more news on Forging Our Futures.”
More information on the campaign is available online at
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New scholarships, prizes at UNB
Scholarships, prizes and other
awards are an increasingly-vital
component of the assistance UNB
offers to its student body. In this space
from time to time, Alumni News will
be highlighting recent additions to the
existing list of hundreds of scholarships,
prizes, bursaries and awards
available to qualified students.
A scholarship awarded to a female
international student on the
Fredericton campus who has completed
at least the minimum requirements
for the first year of the bachelor of
business administration degree program.
Selection will be based on academic
achievement (minimum 3.0
GPA) and financial need. This award
is funded by the Faculty of
Administration and friends and family
of the late Shaila Bari.
Arun Datta Prize
A prize to be awarded annually on the
recommendation of the Department of
Economics to an outstanding student
on the Fredericton campus who
achieves high standing in ECON 3401
International Economics: Trade. The
prize is funded by colleagues, family and
friends of the late Dr. Arun Datta.
Jennifer A. Douglass
To be awarded annually on the basis
of financial need to a Fredericton campus
student who has graduated from
an N.B. high school. The recipient
should have just completed the
requirements for the first or second
year of his/her degree program and
demonstrated successful academic performance.
Preference will be given to a
student who has demonstrated
humanitarian qualities. The bursary is
funded by family and friends in memory
of Jennifer A. Douglass.
A prize to be awarded annually to
students who have completed at least
90 credit hours in the bachelor of forest
engineering or bachelor of forestry
degree program on the Fredericton
campus. Major consideration will be
given to students who have demonstrated
professionalism, a commitment
to fellow students, academic leadership
and whose judgment is respected
by peers and faculty. Nominations
from students, staff and faculty will be
received by the faculty scholarship
committee. This award is funded by
friends and colleagues of Jason Herron,
forest manager for Georgia-Pacific in
New Brunswick for many years, and a
UNB lecturer, 2000-2003.
Marie La Forest Scholarship
To commemorate the contributions
of D. Marie Warner La Forest to the
Law School community over many
years, a scholarship is awarded to a
New Brunswick resident entering the
first year of law study. Criteria of selection
are academic excellence, financial
need and substantial community and
extra-curricular involvement. The
scholarship is funded by family and
friends of Marie Warner La Forest.
A bursary awarded on the basis of
financial need to a Fredericton campus
student from Westmorland
County who is entering their first year
in business administration. The recipient
must demonstrate successful academic
performance. This bursary is
funded by family and friends of
Arlee Hoyt McGee
Nursing History Scholarship
Open to nursing students at any of
the four UNB sites who are graduates
of an N.B. high school and have completed
at least the minimum requirements
for the first year of a nursing
degree program. Selection will be based
on academic achievement and financial
need. Preference will be given to students
who are registered in the NURS
4274 “Iconography of the Nurse.”
If you would like to contribute to these
newly-created memorial awards, please
contact the Office of Development &
Donor Relations at 1-877-UNB-GIVE
(862-4483) or e-mail the office at email@example.com.
Photo: Joy Cummings
Hockey icon speaks at UNB
Legendary NHL goalie Ken Dryden delivers his
address during the Faculty of Kinesiology’s
“Skating Into The Future” conference held as
part of the CIS National Men’s Hockey
Championships at UNB Fredericton in March.
Mr. Dryden, vice-chairman of Maple Leaf
Sports and Entertainment, the parent company
of the Toronto Maple Leafs, spoke about on-ice
violence in the sport, and said the game of
hockey must be re-examined at its most basic
level before it becomes an “extreme sport.” For
more on the championships, see page 37.
McConnell Hall to get
first facelift in 42 years
cConnell Hall on the Fredericton
campus, where thousands of alumni
got their daily sustenance, is getting a
facelift, the first in its 42-year history.
The McConnell Hall renovations
will be the first of other scheduled
improvements in a multi-phased food
service strategic plan designed to
enhance freshness, variety and value
for on-campus dining facilities.
Along with the enhanced food service
plan and new serving stations,
capacity at McConnell Hall will be
upgraded from its present 300 to
approximately 375 in the first phase.
From a facility primarily serving residential
students, renovations are
expected to expand the client base to
include faculty, staff and off-campus
8 • UNB ALUMNI NEWS SPRING 2004
UNB launches major
public policy initiative
BY LISA HRABLUK
Director, Next NB/Avenir N-B
It is time for New Brunswickers to
talk to each other and UNB wants to
help start the conversation.
Next NB/Avenir N-B is a new initiative,
born out of UNB President John
McLaughlin’s belief that the university
must actively participate in the development
of its province.
The province of New Brunswick
faces some challenges. Its population
isn’t increasing, its access to capital is
limited and it is in danger of falling
behind the rest of the country.
UNB, as the province’s largest university
and Canada’s oldest English
language university, will help guide
that conversation with Next NB/Avenir
N-B, a unique exercise in public participation
that was launched in February.
As a university, UNB has the power of
convocation, the ability to bring people
together who wouldn’t normally seek each
other out, to engage in a non-partisan discussion
about New Brunswick’s future.
Next NB/Avenir N-B is a fully bilingual
project designed to reflect New
Brunswick’s bicultural nature and its
distinction as the only officially bilingual
province in Canada.
“It is important for us to have this conversation,”
said Dr. McLaughlin. “We
must look in the mirror and examine
what we see and then have a deep and
substantive debate about our future.”
Next NB/Avenir N-B will do that by
issuing 10 discussion papers.
The first one, “The Next New
Brunswick, A Story of
Transformation/Notre Avenir, Vers le
Nouveau-Brunswick de demain,” details
some of those challenges and encourages
New Brunswickers to step forward
to write a new story for the province.
The paper was released at the official
project launch at UNB Fredericton on
Feb. 3 and was published in The
Telegraph-Journal on Feb. 7. The
Telegraph-Journal is Next NB/Avenir
N-B’s media sponsor and will publish
each of the discussion papers.
Photo: Mike Hawkins
UNB President John McLaughlin speaks during
the launch of Next NB/Avenir N-B.
The remaining nine topics will be on
specific public policy issues — culture;
immigration and migration; town, country
and coast; education; understanding
poverty; the economy; health care; global
world, small province; and how does
New Brunswick stand on its own.
Eight of those topics will be supported
by public forums held throughout
New Brunswick. The first was held
March 8 at the Wu Conference Centre
on the Fredericton campus, when a
panel of four New Brunswickers led by
Lt.-Gov. Herménégilde Chiasson asked
a crowd of francophones and anglophones,
whites, blacks, Asians, and
aboriginals to help define New
Brunswick’s culture and its people.
The final topic – how does New
Brunswick stand on its own – will lead
into a signature conference to be held
June 21-23, 2005, in Saint John.
“I want Next NB to re-engage young
people in politics and public participation,”
said Dr. McLaughlin. “They are
our future leaders and we need their
voices and their ideas.”
We are looking for suggestions and
comments from everyone. We really
want to know what New Brunswickers
want and what they think we should be
The Next NB/Avenir N-B website is
www.nextnb.ca or www.avenirnb.ca.
Lisa Hrabluk is a special adviser with the UNB
President’s Office, and is based in Saint John. She
is also a columnist with The Telegraph-Journal.
UNBSJ helps improve
NBSJ has signed a memorandum
of understanding (MOU) with
three other key players in health
research and education. The MOU,
which involves the Atlantic Health
Sciences Corp. (AHSC), the National
Research Council Institute for
Information Technology e-Business
(NRC-IIT e-Business), N.B.
Community College (NBCC) and the
university, is intended to encourage
stronger health research collaboration.
By identifying areas of co-operation
and common principles, the parties to
the MOU hope to work more closely in
areas of health research and education.
The MOU points out that the physical
proximity and the established working
relationships that exist among AHSC,
NBCC, NRC and UNB in Saint John
provide a substantial basis for integrated,
broad-based applied research in
health and wellness.
“Innovation is a key factor in the
prosperity of our province, which is why
it is so exciting to see positive initiatives
such as this,” said N.B. Training and
Employment Development Minister
Margaret-Ann Blaney. “The combined
efforts of the four institutions named in
this MOU will help attract and retain
highly skilled individuals in the field of
research and development.”
Dr. Keith De’Bell, dean of science,
applied science and engineering at
UNBSJ, agreed. “Each institution
brings strengths to the table that will
help to meet current health care challenges,”
“For example, the university has
expertise in the area of research
methodologies, health care delivery in
clinical and community settings, determinants
of health, data analysis and
modeling, and electronic commerce.”
The parties to the MOU foresee
involvement in joint projects in e-
health, data analysis, health-care evaluation,
population health and the determinants
of health, and scientific and
technological research in health. They
also expect to work together on
approaches to research funding opportunities
and other matters affecting the
capacity for health research.
SPRING 2004 UNB ALUMNI NEWS • 9
Business legend Harrison McCain passes away
Harrison McCain, CC, (LLD’86),
co-founder and founding chairman
of McCain Foods Limited and a
long-time friend of UNB, passed away
March 18, 2004, at the Lahey Clinic in
Boston. Dr. McCain had been in
declining health for some time. He was
76 years old.
He directed the growth of McCain
Foods for 45 years as it grew from a
small French fry processing operation
in Florenceville, N.B., to the world’s
largest producer of French fries and a
$6.4 billion a year international frozen
He also was a member of the council
of the UNB President’s Associates, and
chairman of the UNB Foundation. In the
mid-1990s, he served as a member of the
cabinet for The Venture Campaign.
A native of Florenceville, Dr.
McCain was born Nov. 3, 1927, the son
of Andrew D. McCain, a pioneer seed
potato exporter, and Laura (Perley)
McCain, CM. He graduated from
Florenceville High School and attended
Acadia University, where he
received a BA in economics in 1949.
After several years in sales with
Irving Oil Ltd., Mr. McCain left at the
age of 29 to pursue an independent
career. On May 24, 1956, the four
McCain brothers — Andrew, Robert,
Harrison and Wallace — founded
McCain Foods Limited. Harrison and
Wallace assumed active management
roles in the new company while older
Harrison McCain was a strong supporter
of UNB during his lifetime.
brothers Andrew and Robert became
In addition to directorships within
the McCain Group and his role as
Chairman of McCain Foods Limited,
during his career Mr. McCain sat on
many boards of directors including the
Bank of Nova Scotia, Petro-Canada,
the Canada Development Corp.,
Council for Canadian Unity, Canadian
Council of Christians and Jews, Izaak
Walton Killam Children’s Hospital,
N.B. Research and Productivity
Council, the N.B. Development Corp.,
Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Junior
Achievement of Canada, the Japan
Society and the Lahey Clinic Canadian
In more than 45 years in the food
industry, Dr. McCain received many
honors for his achievements, for his
societal leadership and philanthropic
activities. In 1984, he was inducted as
an Officer of the Order of Canada. In
1986, he was the recipient of an
Honorary Doctor of Laws from UNB
and named an Honorary Life Member
of the Agriculture Institute of Canada.
He was named a Companion of the
Order of Canada, an Honorary Life
Member of the Potato Association of
America, and earned the Gary Wright
Humanitarian Award from Friends of
We Care Inc. in 1992. In 1993 he was
inducted into the Canadian Business
Hall of Fame.
In 2002, Dr. McCain was honored
with the Order of New Brunswick
award in its inaugural year.
Dr. McCain is survived by a son,
Mark McCain (BA’77), Toronto; three
daughters, Ann Evans, Toronto; Laura
McCain-Jensen, Niagara-on-the Lake,
Ont., and Gillian McCain, New York; a
brother, Wallace McCain (Class of
’51, DLitt’02), Toronto; a sister, Marie
Sutherland, Woodstock, N.B.; three
grandsons; and several nieces and
nephews. He was predeceased by his
wife Marion (McNair), son Peter and
brothers Robert and Andrew, and sister
UNB’s biomedical expertise making a difference in Cuba
Canadians are making a difference
in Cuba by sharing their expertise
in the highly technical field of biomedical
The world-renowned Institute of
Biomedical Engineering at UNB in
Fredericton and the Hospital for Sick
Children in Toronto have partnered with
three Cuban universities — Universidad
Central Marta Arbreu de Las Villas
(UCLV) in Santa Clara, Instituto
Superior Politecnico José A. Echeverra
(ISPJAE) in Havana, and Universidad
de Oriente (UO) in Santiago de Cuba —
on a six-year, $750,000 project funded
by the Canadian International
Development Agency (CIDA).
“One of the goals of this project is to
transfer the skills and knowledge of
Canadian experts in biomedical and clinical
engineering,” says UNB’s Ed Biden,
principal investigator for the project. “To
this end, we’re providing a series of training
opportunities for Cuban professors.”
Over the winter, The Institute of
Biomedical Engineering had two professors,
one from Santiago and one
from Santa Clara, on four-month placements.
A third, from Havana, trained
with the Hospital for Sick Children.
At the conclusion of their placements,
they were to take what they
have learned back to their students and
colleagues at their respective universities.
Their ultimate goal is to offer
graduate programs that will satisfy
Cuba’s demand for highly skilled professionals
in biomedical engineering.
The project will equip advanced labs
in each of the three partner universities
in Cuba, and, through research and
development, contribute to the country’s
growing medical equipment industry.
“This project builds on an earlier one,
also funded by CIDA, which saw UNB
partner with UCLV,” said Dr. Biden.
“Our first project saw a number of students
come to UNBF for doctorates.”
10 • UNB ALUMNI NEWS SPRING 2004
Canadian Rivers Institute
receives nearly $1.8 million
from innovation fund
The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has awarded
UNB $1,794,202 for infrastructure in support of
research at the Canadian Rivers Institute.
“The infrastructure will include new facilities for understanding
the ecological health of rivers and estuaries,”
explained Kelly Munkittrick, the designated project leader
at UNB Saint John. “The facilities will support unique
Canadian state-of-the-science research in aquatic sciences.”
Dr. Munkittrick holds a Canada Research Chair in
Ecosystem Health Assessment at UNB Saint John and is the
associate director of UNB’s Canadian Rivers Institute.
The UNB funding was part of a total of $585.9 million in
CIF funding for 126 projects at 57 Canadian universities,
colleges, hospitals and other non-profit research institutions.
The Canadian Rivers Institute was founded in December
2000 as a collaboration by researchers at UNB Saint John
and UNB Fredericton. It has expanded to include additional
partners, such as the Watershed Research Group at UPEI
and Environment Canada’s Atlantic Region and National
Water Research Institute. This multi-university, multi-sector
institute is focused on protecting the ecological health of
Canadian rivers, including their estuaries.
“The funding from CFI will enable the institute to add
facilities for research on the environmental impacts of
industrial, municipal and agricultural wastes,” explained Dr.
Munkittrick. “It will also support research on the environmental
impacts of pesticides and pharmaceuticals.”
UNBSJ researchers awarded funding
Two UNBSJ researchers have been awarded a total of
$205,122 by the N.B. Innovation Foundation.
Dr. Thierry Chopin, a professor of marine biology, has been
awarded $175,122 to support his research into combining the
production of farmed salmon with seaweed and mussels so that
the nutrients from the salmon farms are converted into other
crops that also have value. Dr. Jeff Houlahan, a conservation
biologist, has been awarded $30,000 to study the effects of landuse
on wetland water quality and biodiversity and to study innovative,
science-based ways to control mosquito populations.
“These are important and valuable research projects,” said
Greg Kealey, UNB vice-president, research. “Dr. Chopin’s
project could help guide the sustainable development of New
Brunswick’s aquaculture industry. Dr. Houlahan’s project
could help protect New Brunswickers’ health from diseases
like the West Nile virus and provide valuable information on
the economic consequences of alternate land use scenarios.”
In December 2002, Premier Bernard Lord established a $20-
million innovation fund as one of the cornerstones of the
province’s 10-year prosperity plan. The N.B. Innovation
Foundation is an independent corporation, established to
administer the fund with the objective of supporting innovation
projects and building the innovation capacity of the province.
Photo: Gina Wilkins
New athletics floor in Saint John
UNBSJ’s G. Forbes Elliot Athletics Centre is now the proud home of a
new 30,000-square-foot gym floor that officially opened in February.
The floor, which replaced a rubber surface, is a combination of a stateof-the-art
hardwood centre court surrounded by synthetic rubber outer
courts. UNBSJ’s varsity athletes are raving about the difference. “It’s
awesome,” said Jackie Kennedy, a Seawolves women’s basketball player.
“It’s really made a difference in terms of the fatigue factor and the
strain one feels when playing on a harder surface, not to mention the
fact that it’s wonderful to be playing in our home gym once again.”
Since construction of the floor took place over the late fall, the
Seawolves had been forced to play their games in high school gymnasiums
in the Saint John area. Shown at centre court on the new floor are,
from left, Ms. Kennedy; Richard Johnson, AC equipment manager;
Ning Na Liao, Seawolves badminton player; Leah Smith, Seawolves
women’s soccer player; and Dave Munro, acting director of athletics.
■ www.unb.ca/bruns — Still going strong, The Brunswickan,
Canada’s oldest official student publication, has an online
presence that includes the latest news and also archives of
■ www.unb.ca/chsr — Also still going strong, CHSR (College
Hill Student Radio) has available live programming
through its ShoutCast Stream.
■ groups.msn.com/ocsaalumni — A brief history of Chinese
students at UNB from 1955 to 1970, compiled by Prof.
Anthony Lister. The site covers the period from the arrival
of the first four Chinese students in 1955 through to the
establishment of the Overseas Chinese Students
Association in 1964 and the increase in the number of
Chinese students through the late 1960s.
SPRING 2004 UNB ALUMNI NEWS • 11
MAKING A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE
For William S. (Bill) Lewis (BScEE’62, DLitt’01), it all came
down to a question of fulfilling the greatest need.
That need, as the Halifax businessman saw it, was the training
of the educators and researchers of tomorrow, and
that’s why he’s given UNB $2.5 million to establish
the Dr. William S. Lewis Doctoral Fellowships.
It’s the largest gift the university has ever
received from a living alumnus.
The fellowships will be awarded to UNB doctoral
students who have the potential to be
regional, national, and international leaders in
research and the dissemination of knowledge.
Selection will be based on academic excellence
and on the candidate’s contribution to
their field of study. At full implementation,
the fellowship will normally be $25,000 per
year per student, with a maximum of four
students per year.
“Dr. Lewis’s generosity is well known
to this university,” said UNB President
John McLaughlin. “This landmark gift
will help us attract some of the best
graduate students. And since UNB is
the centre of graduate studies and
research for New Brunswick, this fellowship
will have a major impact on the
province and the region.”
Graduate studies is a critical part of
UNB’s role in the province. The university’s
percentage increase in graduate
student enrolment this year is the largest
in the country. The almost 1,300 graduate
students on both UNB campuses contribute
to more than half of all the
province’s research and development
activity. Graduate students are tomorrow’s
inventors, writers, thinkers and professors.
“It is my hope that through this commitment
and the creation of these fellowships,
UNB will be positioned as a leader in
Canada,” said Dr. Lewis. “It is also my
hope that this is just the beginning. My
commitment must be seen as a catalyst and
incentive to others.”
Dr. McLaughlin concurs. “This is great
‘It is my hope that this
is just the beginning.
must be seen as a
incentive to others.’
— Dr. William Lewis
12 • UNB ALUMNI NEWS SPRING 2004
Photo: Joy Cummings
At the announcement of the gift in February were, from left, Allison
McCain, chair of Forging Our Futures, William S. Lewis, Gwen Davies,
dean of graduate studies, and UNB President John McLaughlin.
news, not only for our graduate studies
program, but also for the upcoming
campaign. We’re not even out of the
starting gate yet on Forging Our
Futures, and here we have an ‘early
bird gift’ of $2.5 million. This is what
we hope will be one of many multi-million-dollar gifts to
Forging Our Futures.”
The evolution of Dr. Lewis’ gift actually began during the
tenure of UNB President Elizabeth Parr-Johnston in the late
1990s. While she was serving as president of Mount Saint
Vincent University in Halifax, it was announced she was to
become UNB’s next president. Dr. Lewis then invited Liz
and her husband Archie to his home for dinner, and the Parr-
Johnstons reciprocated after their move to Fredericton.
“It was basically a re-connecting process,” Dr. Lewis said.
He had earlier made a significant contribution to the musician-in-residence
program at UNB during the tenure of
President Robin Armstrong, and later he was asked by Dr.
Parr-Johnston to “set up an endowment of some sort and she
offered me several alternatives.”
“One of my brokers had invited me to a futuristic lecture,”
Dr. Lewis said. “He was taking us on a trip through the
future, and he talked about the horrendous shortage of not
only university professors, but doctors, engineers, dentists,
lawyers — basically all the professions — that’s going to
occur as the baby boomers retire.
“So, out of all the alternatives that Liz presented to me, it
seemed the most sensible one, and the most urgent from the university’s
point of view, was to encourage doctoral students. You
have to have somebody teaching, so you have to train them.
That seemed to me to be the logical place to put the money.”
And the Lewis Doctoral Fellowships were born.
Dr. Lewis was born in Moncton, N.B., and graduated from
high school in Millerton, N.B. He joined the RCAF, flying
for six years. At that time, opportunities for advancement in
the forces were few and far between, Dr. Lewis said, so he
chucked his military career and enrolled at UNB in 1957.
Why electrical engineering?
“Well, I’ve always had a tremendous curiosity about how
Photo: Joy Cummings
A student’s perspective . . .
NAME: Lee Ellen Pottie, President, Graduate Student
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES: BA’99 (Hons), English
and creative writing, UPEI; MA’00, English and creative
writing, University of Windsor
CURRENT STUDIES: PhD candidate, English. “My area
of research is orality, folklore, and 20th-century
ON THE FINANCIAL DEMANDS: “I don’t even like to
think about what my education is costing. I started as a
mature student and as a single parent in 1995. At that
time, two of my three children were attending university
also, with the third one starting community college about
one year later. I worked 30-35 hours a week with a full
course load, but still needed student loans. I applied to
two schools to do doctoral study, saying that if I was
offered money, I would go; otherwise, I would work. UNB
came through, so I moved to Fredericton. It was central
enough to P.E.I., where my children live, and to Halifax,
where my mother lives. Unfortunately, the GRA/GTA
funding was not enough, so I resorted to student loans . .
. again. The life of a single graduate student is difficult. If
you calculate the $12,000 he/she receives for one year,
less tuition of, say, $5,000, that leaves $7,000. From that
comes rent, food, utilities, phone, transportation . . . . I
won’t go on because the student is already at least $4,000
in the hole, and I haven’t even added the study-related
costs, such as books, photocopying, research trips, etc.
Dr. Lewis’ fellowship for doctoral candidates is a gift of
extraordinary generosity. With all of the challenges a graduate
student has to face, the Lewis Fellowship will enable
the student chosen to focus on his/her research and studies
without financial worries.”
SPRING 2004 UNB ALUMNI NEWS • 13
A student’s perspective . . .
Photo: Joy Cummings
NAME: Paul Wilson, Vice-President Administration,
Graduate Student Association
HOMETOWN: Sheffield, England
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES: BSc’99 (Hons) geology,
University of St. Andrews, Scotland
CURRENT STUDIES: PhD candidate, geology. “I’m
working on the structural geology of Carboniferous rocks
in southern New Brunswick, something that is poorly
understood despite the presence of economic natural gas
and potash/rock salt deposits.”
ON THE FINANCIAL DEMANDS: “I’m an international
student, so adequate funding is particularly important.
The international student differential fee for grad students
is currently $4,240 on top of the fees paid by other
graduate students. In general, supervisors pay international
graduate students extra to cover this additional
fee, but not always. Even then, the money comes out of
the supervisor’s research budget, leading to less money
for analysis, microscope time, fieldwork, conferences and
so on. This is why scholarship funding is so important. It
allows graduate students to worry less about where the
next rent payment is coming from, and it frees up money
to spend on research. This can’t help but improve the
quality of research that gets done.”
things work,” Dr. Lewis said. “Unfortunately, once I discovered
how things worked, I was no longer interested in making
them work.” It was a contradiction that would lead Dr.
Lewis to a career in finance rather than engineering.
Still, he had a terrific experience at UNB.
“I spent five glorious years here,” he said. “We had a ball.
I was a resident of Jones House, and we had quite a collection
of bodies over there — Joe Mulder and his brother Nick
were here, John Champ was here, Fred Eaton was here . . . .
Our social life was busy.”
After graduation and with a waning interest in engineering,
Dr. Lewis went off to MIT (on the recommendation of
long-time UNB computer science Prof. Dana Wasson) and
did a masters in finance. He then spent a few years working
with the Canada Development Bank (“It was good experience
— you’d go from chicken farming in the morning to
digital processing in the afternoon.”), and by the early 1970s
was teaching at Sir George Williams, now Concordia, in
Montreal and completing his PhD at Carleton University.
In 1974, Dr. Lewis accepted a teaching position at
Dalhousie University, and moved to Halifax.
“I’ve never regretted it because I fell in love with Halifax.
It’s a marvellous place to live. It has all the amenities of a big
city without the traffic congestion.”
As it turned out, Halifax also had a lot of opportunities.
While teaching at both Dal and St. Mary’s University over
the next four years, Dr. Lewis began dabbling in the residential
real estate market, buying properties, fixing them up and
then selling them. By 1978, he’d come to a fork in the road.
“I was teaching and working in real estate at the same
time,” Dr. Lewis said. “The problem was there are only 24
hours in a day, and there were times when I was at the university
and I knew I should be involved in the real estate
business, and vice versa. I had to make a decision. It didn’t
take me long to realize that real estate had a far greater financial
potential than the university did.”
He went into real estate full-time in 1978, and never
looked back. Last year, he sold off his holdings, and now
considers himself “not retired, but unemployed.”
His busy years in business didn’t leave Dr. Lewis much
time for reflection, even about his days at UNB. He said he
hadn’t really maintained close ties with UNB until he attended
his 25th reunion in 1987.
“That was the first I’d been back to UNB since I’d left. Of
course, everyone I knew was there. It was a great reunion
and we had a lot of fun. While you’re out earning a living
and building a career and so on, contact with a lot of those
people just wasn’t a priority.”
After that reunion, Dr. Lewis began traveling to places
such as Greece on UNB’s Study Abroad program with Prof.
Michael Mills and others. He also became a dedicated participant
in the alumni travel programs and his ties with the university
and Drs. Armstrong and Parr-Johnston strengthened.
And while he’s now made his $2.5-million commitment to
the future of UNB, the rest, he said, is up to the university.
“I’m prepared to fund the fellowships, but I do not want to
be involved with the choice of the students or what fields
they’re going into. This is an unrestricted gift to the university.
“Besides,” he said with a throaty chuckle, “I’m not going
to be here forever, fortunately or unfortunately. The university’s
just going to have to carry on.” ◗
14 • UNB ALUMNI NEWS SPRING 2004
A student’s perspective . . .
NAME: Erin Budd
HOMETOWN: Moncton, N.B.
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES: BScEE’97, UNB;
CURRENT STUDIES: PhD candidate, electrical and
computer engineering. “My interests are in the field of
signal processing, with a focus on pattern recognition
ON THE FINANCIAL DEMANDS: “I have been in the
doctoral program for 26 months. I estimate that I will
need an additional 24 months or so of full-time study
to complete my degree. I was fortunate to be awarded
Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of
Canada (NSERC) scholarships for the 24 months of
my master’s degree and the first 24 months of my
PhD program. I am currently receiving funding from
my thesis supervisor. After finishing my BScEE I
worked as an engineer for two years. I would not have
been able to leave my full-time job to attend graduate
school had it not been for the promise of two years’
worth of funding. Furthermore, without secured funding
I would not have started work on my PhD. I am
extremely grateful for the funding that I’ve received to
date and the choices that it’s allowed me to make. I
spent five years in my undergraduate program, two
years in my masterss program, and I estimate a total
of four years to complete my PhD. I estimate that my
tuition costs alone have already totalled roughly
$28,000, and that another two years will cost approximately
Photo: Joy Cummings
A student’s perspective . . .
Photo: Joy Cummings
NAME: Kirk Niergarth
HOMETOWN: Peterborough, Ont.
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES: BA’00 (Hons), Queen’s
University; MA’01 (history), Memorial University of
Newfoundland; BEd’02, University of Ottawa
CURRENT STUDIES: PhD candidate, history. “I am
researching Canadian cultural history of the mid-twentieth
ON THE FINANCIAL DEMANDS: “I have been very fortunate
to have been granted funding by the Social
Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
(SSHRC), which permits me a four-year window in which
to complete my research and dissertation. Without this
support, it would be impossible to engage in full-time
research — to put this more bluntly, if I had not received
adequate funding I would have postponed my graduate
work until I was certain that I would not accrue further
student debt by continuing. Most of my colleagues need
to spend a significant portion of their time working to
finance their studies, which inevitably slows an alreadylong
EDITOR’S NOTE: While none of the four doctoral students
profiled on these pages will benefit directly from Dr. Lewis’
gift, all agreed to speak with Alumni News about the overall
financial challenges of pursuing a PhD.
SPRING 2004 UNB ALUMNI NEWS • 15
In the beginning . . .
. . . there was Beaverbrook house
From humble beginnings come great institutions,
and the University of New Brunswick Saint John
is the very personification of that.
Forty years ago, in September 1964, UNBSJ was
born when 96 students (some sources also say 95 or
97 students) enrolled at what was then referred to as
the UNB “branch” in Saint John. They began their
studies in hastily-assembled facilities and under the
tutelage of faculty who were quickly gathered that
year by G. Forbes Elliot, who had been named “principal”
by UNB President Colin B. Mackay.
This 40th anniversary of the campus’s founding is
just one of three significant anniversaries being
marked this year. It’s also the 35th anniversary of the
opening of the Tucker Park campus in 1969, and the
30th anniversary of the graduation in 1974 of the first
class to complete their degrees entirely at UNBSJ.
In recognition of these auspicious events in the life of
UNBSJ, the UNB Associated Alumni and the Saint John
Alumni Action Committee will be hosting Celebration
2004 in September. (See box on facing page for details,
and information on how to get involved.)
UNBSJ’s evolution really began in 1959, when both
civic organizations and prominent individuals in the city
began lobbying for a university in Saint John. In 1962,
the Royal Commission on Higher Education in New
Brunswick, headed by John Deutsch (LLD’75), handed
down its report, which recommended among other
things that Saint John should have a campus of UNB.
By September 1964, Dr. Elliot had everything —
well, almost everything — in place and classes
began. Things were a little makeshift. Beaverbrook
House, the home of the UNB Law School from 1953-
59, in downtown Saint John was the school’s only
building, housing the principal’s office, reading
rooms, four classrooms and a lounge. A barn at the
back of the building was converted to a classroom.
Elsewhere in the downtown area, classes, labs and
study areas were held in such diverse locations as
Saint John High School, the Old Provincial
Building, the YMCA, a former liquor store and the
Saint John Library. For a time, UNBSJ was referred
to as the “sidewalk university.”
Still, the university grew quickly. Second-year students
were admitted in 1965-66, and by 1967, plans
were in place for a full campus to be located on 101
hectares at Tucker Park, a site with a spectacular
view of the confluence of the St. John and
Kennebecasis rivers about six kilometres from downtown.
The campus opened in the fall of 1969.
At the time, students could only attend two years at
UNBSJ and were required to finish their degrees on the
Grube, one of
at UNBSJ in
1964, teaches a
class in what
used to be a
barn at the back
House. Left, a
who later served
as the institution’s
work in a lab.
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The Tucker Park campus takes shape in 1969 with its outstanding view of the Kennebecasis River.
In 1964, the science lab was in Saint John High School.
Fredericton campus. But that changed in 1974 when the
first class of students to complete their full four-year
degree program at UNBSJ graduated. The campus was
also offering more courses and changes in its administration
gave it more autonomy from Fredericton.
Among these changes, many of which came as the
result of a second report by Dr. Deutsch early in the
1970s, abolished Dr. Elliot’s title of “principal” and
replaced it with “vice-president,” a better reflection
of the scope and responsibility the position carried.
Today, UNBSJ has come a long way. Its growth
continued through the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s under the
stewardship of Dr. Thomas Condon, who succeeded
Dr. Elliot in 1977, Dr. Doris Ryan, who replaced Dr.
Condon in 1987, and Dr. Rick Miner, who succeeded
Dr. Ryan in 1994. The campus’ future is today guided
by Dr. Kathryn Hamer, who was named VP in 2003.
Over that time frame, student residences, an athletics
and student centre, and additional buildings for
classrooms and labs have been added, as have a multitude
of educational programs. The student body
now stands at slightly more than 3,100.
That’s a long way from the 96 bodies who stepped
through the doors of UNBSJ for the first time 40
years ago this fall. ◗
Celebration ’04 — Sept. 10-12
The Sep. 10-12 weekend will get under way with a Friday
afternoon golf tournament followed by a pub. On Saturday
evening the schedule offers a dinner theatre, and Sunday will be
focused on a family-oriented come-back-to-campus day.
Friday, September 10
Annual Alumni Golf Tourney — Rockwood Park Golf Course
Steak & Stein / Golf Banquet
Alumni Pub with The Hill Brothers Band
Saturday, September 11
Dinner Theatre — Re-live 40 Years Of UNBSJ History
Sunday, September 12
Back To Campus Day — family activities, campus tours,
Saturday’s dinner theatre is being billed as a highlight of the
weekend as alumni will be treated to a humourous and sentimental
journey, in song and skit, through UNBSJ’s 40-year history.
The production will be staged and performed by an assortment
of alumni — both student and faculty — from the campus.
Get your group together
In addition to all that is planned for the weekend, the steering
committee is also promoting Celebration ’04 as a great opportunity
to get class, club or team groups together for private gatherings.
To encourage these small group reunions, a package of
resources is being assembled that will make organizing a group
relatively easy. Everything from on-campus catering and facilities
packages for private functions to local accommodations and car
rental info is included. As well assistance is available with tracking
down and communicating with the alumni in your group.
Event schedules, program updates, reunion resources, ticket
prices and registration details will be available on a special
Celebration ’04 website at www.unb.ca/alumni/celebration2004.
For further information, visit the website or contact Mary
Duffley, alumni program manager, at (506) 648-5906 or
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plans now . . .
The Big Tent is already reserved and
in just more than a year it’ll be
going up again on the Fredericton campus
for our next all-inclusive alumni
reunion — Homecoming 2005.
Scheduled for July 28-31, 2005, the
event will be modelled on our highlysuccessful
Homecoming 2000, which
drew more than 3,000 of you back to
campus for lobster, music, entertainment
and socializing — much of it
under the aforementioned Big Tent we
set up on Chapman Field, right beside
the Aitken Centre.
The Homecoming 2005 organizing
committee has been hard at work over
the winter putting in motion the wheels
for the reunion.
The committee is being chaired by
Mary Ellen McKinney (Burke,
BBA’77, BN’00), an operating room
nurse at the Dr. Everett Chalmers
Hospital in Fredericton, and a member
of Alumni Council.
Other committee members include:
Calling all volunteers
The Homecoming 2005 committee
will be in constant need of volunteers
up to and including the event itself.
If you are in the Fredericton area
and willing and able to offer your
services in any capacity whatsoever,
we’d love to hear from you. We can
make use of talents you may not
even realize you have!
For further information, please
contact us at Tel: (506) 453-4847;
Fax: (506) 453-4616; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Kathy Mac Farlane
The Homecoming 2005 organizing committee. Front, from left, Barb MacMullin (Lewis, BPE’74),
Mary Ellen McKinney (Burke, BBA’77, BN’00), and Margot Russell (Ritchie, BA’69). Back,
from left, Larry Guitard (BA’75, LLB’77), Milt Thomas (BA’73), Margie Gregg (BA’92), and
Wolfgang Faig (MScSE’65).
Margot Russell (Ritchie, BA’69),
retired, responsible for programs and
events; Wolfgang Faig (MScSE’65),
retired UNB dean of engineering, heading
up the operations side; Barb
MacMullin (Lewis, BPE’74), the association’s
reunions and special events coordinator,
who will handle the ‘smallgroups’
reunions (see box below); Larry
Guitard, (BA’75, LLB’77), UNB’s
comptroller and director of financial services,
will again guide Homecoming’s
administration and finances; Margie
Gregg (BA’92), executive director of the
Why not become a ‘small-group’ leader?
The Homecoming 2005 committee is
again emphasizing the concept of ‘smallgroups’
to encourage UNB graduates to
return to Fredericton in July 2005.
The ‘small groups’ we’re talking about
can be just about anyone. There are the
more traditional associations through
small groups — defined by your classes,
faculties, residences, sports teams, etc.
But there are others. Maybe your small
group worked on The Bruns during a particular
period. Maybe it was a group of
guys who played a little pick-up hockey.
Chalmers Hospital Foundation, recruitment
and co-ordination of volunteers;
and Milt Thomas (BA’73), the association’s
who will head up promotions.
Over the spring and summer the committee
will be putting together the program
for Homecoming 2005. Watch for
details in the fall Alumni News. For further
information or to get on our guest
list early, contact the Alumni Office at
Tel: (506) 453-4847; Fax: (506) 453-
4616; E-mail: email@example.com, or visit
our website at www.unb.ca/alumni.
Maybe it was just an ‘Arms’ crowd.
We need people to step forward, contact
the other members of their ‘small
group,’ and get them together in
Fredericton in July 2005. Just think of it .
. . wouldn’t it be great to get all the people
you hung around with so many years
ago back together again!
So take the initiative. Become a ‘smallgroup’
leader. The Alumni Office is more
than willing to help. For further information,
contact Barb MacMullin, (506) 447-
3371 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
18 • UNB ALUMNI NEWS SPRING 2004
WE ARE PROUDLY UNB...
For us, believing in New Brunswick means
believing in our university. We are Proudly UNB,
a group of alumni from the University of
New Brunswick that devote time to building
awareness and support for our alma mater. Our goal is simple…
get the message out that the university is vitally important
to our province… to our industries and communities, and
for our future.
PROUD AND PROACTIVE…
UNB is as old as the province itself. It has a long, proud history
of graduating those who have built New Brunswick. It continues
that tradition today. Those of us involved with Proudly UNB are
extremely proud to have graduated from the University of
New Brunswick and we want to actively inform, motivate and
involve those who feel the same way. Because when it comes down
to it, UNB generates the energy as to where our province can go by
the graduates who will take it there.
UNB Graduate –
Faculty of Forestry
Management, BScF ‘79
J.D. Irving Limited
Saint John, N.B.
Proudly UNB wants to create a dialogue for, and
between, our alumni here and around the
globe. This dialogue will speak our
message to companies and governments,
students enrolled and those yet to
come, that UNB is crucial to the future
of our province. Together, we will be
UNB’s voice and speak loudly as to its
importance and the necessity of our
Gary Hoadley, P. Eng.
UNB Graduate –
Faculty of Engineering
Consulting Mechanical Engineer
Hoadley Engineering Inc.
Atreyi Mukherji, M.D.
UNB Graduate –
Faculty of Science, Applied Science
BSc, Biology '88
Medical Doctor and Researcher
Atlantic Health Sciences Corporation
Saint John, N.B.
GET ACTIVE AND GET INVOLVED…
Speak up. Join in. Your university needs you. As alumni, find out about what
you can do to make a difference… a significant difference on behalf of your
university. Show how proud you are of UNB by being a part of Proudly UNB!
Visit us online at:
UNB’s Making a Significant Difference program has been funded through the generosity
of alumni and friends to encourage a better understanding of Our University.
Photo: Alumni News
Association President Carey A. Ryan, right, is shown with first-year students who were awarded
alumni entrance scholarships for the 2003-2004 academic year.
Alumni, Alumnae distribute
$103,000 to 134 students
The UNB Associated Alumni and
the UNB Associated Alumnae have
distributed $103,000 to 134 UNB students
under their 2003-04 scholarships
and awards program.
The Associated Alumni and
Associated Alumnae have been helping
students through scholarships and
awards for decades, but the need has
become even more pressing in recent
years. For the 2003-04 academic year,
tuition plus student, health and other
fees for a full-time undergraduate
Canadian student totalled $4,943. Add
in residence fees and other costs such
as books, travel and miscellaneous
costs, and a year’s undergraduate study
at UNB can total anywhere between
$14,500 and $15,300.
Associated Alumni scholarship committee
chair Heather Neilson said the
association is acutely aware of the everincreasing
financial pressures on students
and parents alike.
“We hope we’ve been of some assistance
to these students,” Ms Neilson said.
The Associated Alumni scholarships
and awards program has three main
components. This year, the breakdown
was as follows:
• Alumni Entrance Scholarships:
$23,500 divided among 39 students at
UNBF and five at UNBSJ;
• Alumni Undergraduate Scholarships:
$25,200 divided among 29 students at
UNBF and four at UNBSJ;
• Alumni Merit Awards: $22,000 to
35 students, 31 of whom attend UNBF.
As well, the Associated Alumni also
presented its Alumni Council
Leadership Awards, which go to students
who demonstrate leadership at
the university and in the community.
This year’s leadership awards, valued
at $2,300 each, or roughly half a year’s
tuition, were awarded to Stewart
MacLennen, a fourth-year nursing student
in UNB’s nursing program in
Miramichi, and Brendan Sheehan, a
third-year science student at UNBSJ.
Two students also were awarded
John Gilchrist Associated Alumni
Engineering Scholarships, valued at
$500 each, and a third student was
awarded the Anne Murray Alumni
Scholarship, valued at $500.
On the side of the Associated
Alumnae, which represents female
graduates of UNB, undergraduate
scholarships were presented to 13 students,
and four others received special
scholarships and awards. The total
awarded by the Alumnae was $26,200.
While both associations, through
their revenue-generating activities, provide
the money for the awards, the
actual selection of the recipients is handled
through the Undergraduate
Awards Office under the direction of
Assistant Registrar Kathy Waugh.
The UNB Associated Alumni is
excited to announce the launch of
our new UNB Associated Alumni
MasterCard® credit card program with
MBNA Canada Bank®.
Our previous credit card affinity
partner sold its contracts to MBNA. We
have now completed the transfer of our
current card holders from our former
affinity partner to MBNA, and have
established a new partnership with
MBNA through which we will offer an
MBNA affinity card to new participants.
We hope that many of our members
select the Alumni MasterCard® credit
card as a way to show their support and
pride for UNB and the association. If
you are someone who supports the
goals of the UNB Associated Alumni,
then you have several reasons to carry
the Preferred MasterCard.
Not only will you be supporting the
association, you will also be carrying a
credit card with exceptional benefits,
and customer service, all with a low
introductory annual interest rate of 1.9
per cent on cash advance cheques and
What’s more, cardholders generate
income for the association at no additional
cost to themselves. MBNA
Canada®, the card’s issuing bank, has
committed to provide a contribution to
the Associated Alumni for each new
account that is opened and used to
make a purchase. The UNB Associated
Alumni MasterCard credit card program
is a great benefit to cardholders
and the association.
If you have any questions or concerns,
contact the Associated Alumni
office at (506) 453-4847 or
Keep an eye out for this great new
offer, coming soon!
* There are certain costs associated with the
use of this credit card. You may contact the
issuer and administrator of this program,
MBNA Canada, to request specific information
about the costs by calling 1-888-876-6262 or
writing to P.O. Box 9614, Ottawa, ON K1G
20 • UNB ALUMNI NEWS SPRING 2004
Jeff Clark (BSc’97,
BBA’98) of Montreal is marketing
director at Webstorm
Media, a cutting-edge
Montreal-based online marketing
attending UNB, Jeff was VP
finance of the Student Union
and was heavily involved with
the orientation committee,
served as a student representative on the Board
of Governors and was president of his graduating
class. Jeff has been a proud and active participant
over the past two years during his term on
Alumni Council and wishes to continue to make
his voice heard on behalf of his fellow alumni.
Your Candidates for Alumni Council 2004-2006
Your signature and the Alumni ID
number from the mailing label of your
Alumni News must be inserted below
to validate your ballot. All ballots
MUST be signed.
(Choose up to four of the candidates listed below)
David Le Blanc (BBA’82)
of Ottawa works for Statistics
Canada. He has been a member
of the Alumni Council for
eight years, and is currently
chair of the member services
committee. He believes the
Associated Alumni has an
important role to play with its
members and with the university
through the Key Results Areas outlined in the
association’s strategic plan, Energized and
Involved. With this year’s renewal of the strategic
plan — Energized and Involved II — he would welcome
the opportunity to continue the association’s
Alumni ID Number
— OR —
If you do not know your Alumni ID
number, you must include your
name, degree/year, address and
work and home telephone below to
confirm your eligibility to vote:
Tel: (H) _______________________
Tel: (W) _______________________
Four to be elected
Choose up to four of the
❑ Jeff Clark
❑ Teresa (Laskey) d’Entremont
❑ Matthew Hanrahan
❑ Jill Jollineau
❑ David Le Blanc
❑ Aaron McIntosh
❑ Heather (Whyte) Neilson
❑ Brian Seaman
Ballots must be returned by 4 p.m.
(ADT) May 31, 2004, to: Associated
Alumni, P.O. Box 4400, Fredericton, N.B.,
E3B 5A3 OR Fax to: (506) 453-4616.
Or Vote Online at
(Laskey, BA’00) is a job
developer with West Nova
Persons with Disabilities in
Yarmouth, N.S. She is an inschool
mentor with Big
Brothers Big Sisters, and is
secretary of the Shelburne
County Learning Network.
Teresa is hoping to be able
to join other proud UNB alumni to ensure that
UNB remains a well-respected university in the
future. She realizes the important role alumni
have in promoting UNB to prospective students,
and would like the opportunity to be part of this
process as a member of Alumni Council.
(BBA’98) of Calgary, Alta.,
is a district sales manager
with General Motors of
Canada. While attending
UNB, Matthew was a
Student Union Business
served as an elected student
member of the UNB Senate,
worked as a proctor, and was chair of Student
Union beverage services. Matthew volunteered
with SPARC and is a member of the Calgary
Alumni Chapter. Matthew is looking forward to
the opportunity to continue to strengthen the
support and involvement of UNB Alumni.
Jill Jollineau (Class of ’75,
MEd’02) of Saint John,
N.B., is a high school math
teacher and the supervisor
of math, science and enrichment
for School District 8.
She completed two years of
her science degree at UNBSJ
in 1973 before completing
her BSc at Concordia. Jill is
co-chair for Celebration 2004, a salute to
UNBSJ’s 40th anniversary. Jill is a community
volunteer in Saint John and looks forward to
continuing to be part of a council that will
instill the love of UNB in alumni, current students
and future students.
(BBA’97, BA’00) of Toronto
is manager, economic development,
in Bell Canada’s
Team. While attending UNB,
Aaron served as president of
the Business Society. He is a
recipient of the Student
Union’s merit and silver
activity awards. Aaron is heavily involved with
Ontario’s economic development community,
sitting on the steering committees of a number of
provincial programs and panels. Aaron looks forward
to the opportunity to continue his involvement
with UNB on the Alumni Council.
Heather Neilson (Whyte,
BPE’72) of Fredericton is an
elementary physical education
mentor. Heather has
been active in the community
by promoting active living
among school children, and
as a volunteer at the YMCA.
She recently finished her
term as president of the Y
operating board. She is the proud recipient of a
City of Fredericton Unsung Hero Award, 2001.
For the last two years as a council member,
Heather has enjoyed her work on the scholarship
committee. She looks forward to the next
two years as Homecoming 2005 approaches.
Brian Seaman (LLB’92)
grew up on the East Coast but
has called Calgary, Alta.,
home since 2000. Since graduation,
he has worked in a
variety of capacities — as a
lawyer running his own practice
and on contracts for the
Halifax Regional Municipality,
Province of Nova Scotia and
City of Calgary. He is currently employed by an
internet service provider called Cybersurf. His
recreational interests include singing, running and
creative writing. He is pleased to stand as a candidate
for Alumni Council and welcomes the opportunity
to give back to the UNB community.
SPRING 2004 UNB ALUMNI NEWS • 21
Alumni take to the ice — twice
The Associated Alumni Fredericton Chapter took to the ice of the
Aitken Centre twice over the winter. Most recently, the association
offered a chance for its members to skate with the Varsity Reds hockey
team the weekend before the CIS national championships. Above,
some of the alumni attending and the V-Reds gather at centre ice. At
right, Alysha Elliott, daughter of Paul (BA’89, LLB’97) and Jennifer
Elliott (MacFarlane, BSc’87, BA’89) was the winner of a family ticket
package to the hockey championships. In January, the association held
its “Capture the Magic of Winter” skating/dinner party in the Aitken
Centre. About 150 alumni turned out for an evening of skating, dining,
dancing and socializing. Below left, association President Carey
Ryan presents Pat O’Brien (BBA’79, BEd’79) with the grand door
prize, two tickets to Boston, courtesy the Greater Fredericton Airport
Authority and Delta Airlines, and two nights accommodation, courtesy
McGinn Travel. Below right, Herb (BScME’64) and Helen Walsh,
Dr. Dorothy McDade (BSc’57) and John Bliss (BScCE’55) take a
turn around the rink. Proceeds from both events went to the creation
of a Fredericton Chapter scholarship fund.
Photo: Kim Bishop
Photo: Kathy Mac Farlane
22 • UNB ALUMNI NEWS SPRING 2004
NEED MORE INFORMATION?
Updates and additions to our Upcoming Events are also listed
on the UNB Alumni Web Page: www.unb.ca/alumni/events
Lobster Boil and Silent Auction,
Fredericton, June 4
UNB alumni, faculty, staff and friends are invited to
attend the Associated Alumni Lobster Boil and Silent
Auction in the cafeteria of the Student Union Building. Cash
bar reception at 5:30 p.m.; dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are
$35 for lobster and $25 for chicken, and will be available at the
alumni office: (506) 453-4847. Deadline to purchase tickets is May 31.
Special guests will include the Classes of ’34 and ’44 and the ’64
Engineers. The very successful Silent Auction will be held again this year.
All funds raised through bids on unique and interesting items will go to
the UNB Alumni Scholarship Fund. For further information, contact
Class of ’34
Several members of the Class of ’34 will celebrate their 70th reunion June
4-5 on the Fredericton campus. Members of this class have been invited
to join the Class of ’44 activities. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Class of ’44
The Class of ’44 will celebrate its 60th reunion June 4-5 on the
Fredericton campus. The planning committee, with chair R.S. (Bob)
Forbes, invites ’44 alumni to contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to join
the group. For complete information, please visit the UNB website.
Class of ’64 Engineers
The engineers of ’64 will celebrate their 40th reunion June 3-5 on the
Fredericton campus. Harvey Semple heads a committee putting together
an exciting package of events. If you did not receive information, but wish
to attend, please contact email@example.com ASAP.
Class of ’74 Nursing
Nurses of the Class of ’74 will also be in the Fredericton area on June 4-5,
having a spa weekend. If you did not receive information, but wish to
attend, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP.
Calgary, May 28, 2004
The UNB Alumni Calgary Chapter Maritime Lobster Dinner will be held
Friday, May 28, at 6:30 p.m. at Gunn’s Dairy Barn, Heritage Park. Social
hour 6:30 p.m.; dinner 7:30 p.m. Special guests will include UNB President
John McLaughlin, UNB Associated Alumni President Carey Ryan and UNB
Associated Alumni Executive Director Mark Hazlett. Look forward to a
delicious meal, meeting old and new acquaintances, and trying your luck
at winning terrific raffle items. For ticket information or raffle item donations,
please contact Christine Coldwell at email@example.com or at 403-
249-4638. Don’t miss out on a great evening.
Edmonton, May 29
The UNB Alumni Edmonton Chapter is to hold its annual Lobster Boil on
May 29, at 6 p.m. at Egge’s Barn, Fort Edmonton Park, Edmonton. E-
mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping out with the event.
Ottawa, June 12
The 15th Annual UNB Club of Ottawa golf tournament will be held June 12
at the Canadian Golf and Country Club (West/Gold course), Hwy. 7, Ashton,
Ont. All UNB alumni, friends and guests are welcome to participate in this fun
filled best-ball scramble. Skill and fun prizes will be awarded. For more information:
MikeVandeerver at (613) 560-5987or email email@example.com.
Photo: Alumni News
This enthusiastic squad of alumni turned out in Halifax in March to
cheer on the Varsity Reds men’s basketball team during their first
appearance in the CIS national championship tournament since 1967.
The eighth-ranked Reds won their first game against ninth-ranked
Brandon University 94-71 before moving on to play the top-ranked
Carleton Ravens in the quarter-finals. The Reds lost to the Ravens, the
eventual national champions, 77-75 in a game that was a thriller.
Photo: Kathy Mac Farlane
Associated Alumni President Carey Ryan, centre, is shown with some
of the graduating varsity UNB athletes to whom the association presented
UNB watches. The association presents graduating varsity athletes
on both campuses with the watches to thank them for their contributions
to the pride and spirit of the university.
Annual general meetings,
Associated Alumni, Alumnae
The Annual General Meeting of the UNB Associated
Alumni will be held on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at 1:30 p.m.
in Room 206 of Philip W. Oland Hall on the Saint John campus.
All UNB alumni are invited and encouraged to attend this
meeting to learn of the latest developments with their UNB
The UNB Associated Alumnae Annual General Meeting will
take place on Saturday, May 29, 2004, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
in the President’s Room of the Alumni Memorial Building on
the Fredericton Campus. All women graduates of UNB are welcome
to attend. Lunch will be provided. To help with planning,
register your attendance with the UNB Alumni Office (506)
SPRING 2004 UNB ALUMNI NEWS • 23
OF THE ALUMNI NEWS
The Alumni News has a goal with you in mind — to
keep you in touch with your alma mater and your fellow
alumni and friends. As you can imagine, the cost of
producing upwards of 48,000 copies of this special magazine
three times a year is substantial. While the
University budget and advertising cover the basic costs of
production, additional support is needed to ensure the
magazine maintains its current quality, frequency and circulation. With this thought in mind, we are seeking your support
through the Friends of the Alumni News. We encourage you, as a loyal reader and dedicated UNBer, to become a member
by making a tax deductible contribution today. Whether you choose to contribute at the Reader’s, Editor’s or Publisher’s
Circle, all gifts are deeply welcomed and greatly appreciated. Thank you for your consideration.
The following alumni have already shown their support . . .
NOTE: Following are the names of Friends of the Alumni News whose gifts
were received between July 1, 2002, and Feb. 29, 2004.
Christopher J. Allen, Brenda M. Appt, Jane A. Arnold, Helen W. Ball, Brian E. H. Baxter, Dianne L. Beaufoy, Stephen J. Beaufoy, Anthony Paul Bergmann-Porter, G. R. W.
Tim Bliss, Donald F. Bowland, Frances C. Brogan, Donald Bryant, Earl L. Bryenton, Eileen Nason Cambon, Kenneth Cambon, Duncan N. Campbell, G. Fay Campbell,
Joan E. Celeste, Lino J. Celeste, Robert M. Chambers, Charles T. Cheeseman, Carlton H. Clarke, Hollis B. Cole, J. Edward Connell, Marjorie A. M. Connell, Ann T.
Devereaux, W. Anderson Devereaux, Harold A. Dick, Ralph E. Donkin, Sarah Elizabeth Downey, F. A. Dunphy, Shirley T. Dysart, Dorean E. Estey, H. Norman Estey,
Kathleen E. Estey, Ralph H. Estey, Peter E. Falk, Rowland C. Frazee, Alan C. Grant, Nicholas R. Green, Kymil Sharon Howe, Lynn Anne Hruczkowski, Tomasz Wit
Hruczkowski, Patricia Jardine, Glenwood A. Jordan, Terence V. Kelly, Judith J. Land, William S. Lewis, David G. Mallory, Elizabeth L. Malmberg, P. J. Harvey Malmberg,
Robin Andrew Martin, J. Nicole Matthews, Richard G. Matthews, Frederick C. McElman, John McFadyen, Nancy McFadyen, Francis J. McHugh, John W. Meagher, Kathy
Meagher, Raymond O. Michaud, Douglas D. Morehouse, Aynslie Althea Nina Morrison, David Michael Nelligan, J. David O'Brien, W. Jack Oudemans, Watson L.
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Scott, Elizabeth Anne Sloat, G. Fenton Smallwood, John C. Smith, John H. Steeves, Maynard E. W. Stewart, Catherine A. Sutherland, Gerald T. Sutherland, Anne M.
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Brenan, F.H. Brennan, Bernard F. Brennan, Jennifer L. Brennan, Patricia A. Burgess, Richard W. Burgess, Ronald T. Chow, Vernon M. Clarkson, M.B. Clerihue-Carter,
Thomas J. Condon, Stephen J. Conn, Catherine E. Conn, Peter C. Cooper, Brian J. Copeland, James D. Coster, Fernando J. Da Silva, Robert R. Devine, F.A. Dunphy, Ross F.
Eddy, Mary J. Elliot-Waugh, Mark T. Estill, R.G. Fairweather, Nancy Fairweather, Jin B. Fang, Judy M. Farrell, Randi L. Ferguson, Cynthia M. Flann, A.F. Fowler, Allan W.
Furlong, Mary K. Furlong, R.B. Gates, Harold Geltman, Donna J. Gertridge, M.P. Gillin, Peter C. Gough, Eric D. Hicks, Kathryn Hicks, Leslie I. Hull, Ruth Hyslop, Paula H.
Ingersoll, David M. Irvine, Robert M. Johnston, Tracey A. Johnston, Hazen H. Jones, M.S. Jones, Glenwood A. Jordan, Gerald C. Keilty, George A. Keith, Norma L. Keith,
Frances O. Kelsey, Rebecca M. Kerr, Douglas H. Ketch, Katherine Ketch, Haider A. Khwaja, Richard W. Kierstead, Thelma A. Kolding, Wilfred M. Langmaid, David L.
Lawlor, Emery P. LeBlanc, John A. Luff, Ian G. Lutes, Lori P. Lynch, James E. MacDonald, Clarence D. MacDougall, Neil W. MacGill, William W. MacGillivary, S.R.
MacGillivray, Devadassen Malay, Mary T. Marshall, J.S. Martin, Elizabeth J. McAllister, Gerald R. McCully, Karen A. McKay, Margaret A. McLaughlin, John D. McLaughlin,
Barry B. Meadows, Joanne M. Meadows, Lewis H. Morgan, Gordon E. Morrison, Marti-Lou Neill, Heather J. Neilson, Murray M. Neilson, Roderick C. Nolan, Emlyn A.
Norman, Op-For Corp., Carole B. Peacock, William A. Perrin, Michael J. Perry, Ian R. Poole, James P. Power, Scott M. Powers, Ranald A. Quail, Dorothy H. Reid, Carl R.
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Dorothy King (BA) of Fredericton passed
away on Feb. 26, 2004. Born in Shawville,
Que., she received her early education at
Moncton and Westmount schools. After
graduating from UNB, she earned her MA
from Columbia University, New York, in
1937. Dorothy taught in schools in
Louisville, Sherbrooke and Quebec City and
for 23 years at Westmount High School,
completing her career in administration at
Monkland High School in Montreal. A
bright, knowledgeable, and intelligent person,
Dorothy gave much to her profession
and her students. She was active in the
Provincial Association of Protestant
Teachers, and the Women’s Teacher
Association of Montreal, of which she was
once president. A firm believer in the value
of school extracurricular activities, Dorothy
directed and produced for many years the
theatrical presentations at Westmount High
School and frequently assisted in the supervision
of summer tours for high school students.
After retiring, she became more
active in the University Women’s Club, the
UNB Alumnae Association, Unitarian
Fellowship and the Capital Branch
Genealogical Society. She is survived by her
sister Jean Morrison (Class of ’43); two
brothers Dr. Barry King (BSc’50) and Dr.
John King (BSc’50); and several nieces and
Robert Peacock (BScEE) of Erin
Meadow, Ont., passed away on Nov. 17,
2003. His is survived by his son Brian and
Sister Mary Murphy (BA, MA’40) of
Saint John, N.B., passed away on Jan. 6,
2004. She taught Grade 3 from 1930-1937
and Grades 10 to 12 from 1937-1967. She
is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Madeline Carter (BA) of Millidgeville,
N.B., passed away on Jan. 5, 2004. She
spent her 35-year career as a teacher at
Saint John High School. She is survived by
Patrick Murphy (BSc) of Riverview, N.B.,
passed away on Jan. 9, 2004. He earned his
medical degree in 1944 and operated his
medical practice for 45 years. He is survived
by his brother Judge Henry Murphy
(BCL’44); children Thomas, Kevin, Colin
and Neal; and nieces and nephews, including
Penny McIlwaine (BN’63) and John
Frances Peacock (Murray, BA) of
Ridgeville, Ont., passed away on Jan. 29,
2004. She is survived by her children.
Henry Durost (BA) of Toronto passed
away on Jan. 6, 2004. In conjunction with
his private practice, he held the rank of professor
emeritus in the Department of
Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of
Toronto. He is survived by his sister and
Leaving a Legacy
Since graduating from UNB in 1935 with an Electrical
Engineering degree, Reg Tweeddale has had a remarkable career
as an engineer and public servant. Reg credits UNB for making it
all possible. Reg has continued a long association with his alma
mater. He has chaired UNB’s Board of Governors. He has been
President of the Associated Alumni. He was founder and first
Director of UNB’s Office of Development and Donor Relations.
Reg knew the importance of securing long term funding for
UNB’s future. “We are talking about a long term proposition of
getting people in Canada, and particularly in New Brunswick,
informed about what we do in society and what we can do for
them. Correspondingly we want to let them know the needs of the
University and what they can do to help us,” said Reg. Recently
Reg established the Jean F. Tweeddale Leadership Award for
students from New Brunswick high schools. The new scholarship
will be endowed by a life insurance policy Reg has donated to
UNB. He has also provided for the Scholarship in his will.
You can leave your own legacy.
For more information contact:
Mr. Kim Anderson, Gift Planning
Development and Donor Relations, UNB
P.O. Box 4400, Fredericton, N.B. E3B 5A3
Ph: (506) 453-4524 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Harold Swim (BSc, MSc’49) of Danville,
Ky., passed away on October 29, 2003.
John E. McAllister (BScEE) of Hot
Springs Village, Ark., passed away March 2,
2004. John was born in Milltown, N.B., and
graduated from UNB in 1947. He was a
member of the Class of 1942, but left at the
end of his junior year to join the RCAF. As a
pilot, he completed 31 missions, flying large
bombers over Germany and rising through
the ranks to become squadron leader. After
returning from a mission in a damaged
plane with dead and injured crew members,
he was awarded the Distinguished Flying
Cross. A professional engineer, John spent
his entire working life in the U.S.A. For
many years, he worked for General Electric,
then established his own company,
Electrical Apparatus, in Rockford, Ill. After
retirement, he did consulting work as long
as his health permitted. He is survived by
his wife Ann (Darnall), two daughters, a
stepdaughter, two stepsons, three grandchildren,
four great-grandchildren, a niece
and a nephew. He was predeceased by a
brother, Francis Charles McAllister.
Douglas Tims (BSc) of Ottawa passed
away on Oct. 15, 2003. He is survived by
his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Lawrence Dow (BA, BEd’54, PG/ED’74)
of Bath, N.B., passed away March 2, 2004.
He is survived by his wife Ruth; daughter
Nancy; sons Michael (BBA’75) and wife
Beatrice, and Stephen (BScEE’73) and wife
Denyse (Belanger, BA’74); and grandchildren.
Joseph White (BScCE) of Ottawa passed
away July 26, 2002. He is survived by his
children and grandchildren.
Alfred Tracy-Gould (BCL) of Miramichi,
N.B., passed away on Dec. 3, 2003. He was
a land surveyor, and a charter member of
the Association of New Brunswick Land
Surveyors. He is survived by his wife Hester;
sons Jack (BEd’88), Bob, and Ed (BA’77);
daughters Jill Stewart (Tracy-Gould, BT’75,
BEd’82, MEd’97) and Cynthia Moore
(Tracy-Gould, BEd’94); and eight grandchildren.
Arthur Hannah (BScCE) of Baie d’Urfe,
Que., passed away on Dec. 8, 2003, after a
brief illness. During his distinguished 40-year
career with Montreal Engineering, he worked
on major energy transmission projects in 30
countries on five continents. Tributes to his
engineering designs stand in all Canadian
provinces and territories. He enjoyed his
post retirement consulting whenever it did
not clash with his leisure time loves of golfing,
curling, skiing, and bridge.
Edison Cliff (Class of) of Vancouver
passed away on Dec. 5, 2003. He is survived
by his daughter, son and grandchildren.
Ruth Dibbs (Nicholson, BA, MA’53) of
Ottawa passed away Jan. 23, 2004. She was
retired from Statistics Canada. She is survived
by her husband, three children and
Wallace McCain (Class of, DLitt’02) of
Toronto was awarded the Order of New
Brunswick in a December 2003 ceremony.
The award is given to those New
Brunswickers who have made a contribution
to the overall well-being of the province.
Dirk van der Meijden (BScEE) of Saint-
Laurent, Que., passed away Nov. 26, 2003.
John E. (Jack) White (BScEE) of Halifax
passed away Sept. 1, 2003. Jack worked
with NB Power for many years, retiring in
1979. He is survived by his wife, Marie
Yvette; daughter Rosemary (BSc’70); son,
John; and four grandchildren.
Bill Thorpe (BBA, BEd’57, MA’73) of
Fredericton was a recipient of the 28th
Annual Distinguished Citizen Award from
the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce for
being active in the community. He is currently
involved with the board of Friends of
the Railway Station, which is trying to preserve
the York Street Railway Station.
John Hamilton (BSc, MSc’62) of
Fredericton passed away on Jan. 14, 2004.
He worked with the Department of Natural
Resources as provincial geologist. He is survived
by sons John (BA’80) and Ian; two
grandchildren; and sisters Yvonne Hall
(BA’52) and Gertrude Sykes.
Douglas Ferguson (BScCE) of Dorval,
Que., passed away on Jan. 17, 2004.
Robert L. Stanfield (LLD) of Ottawa,
leader of the federal Progressive
Conservative Party from 1967 to 1976, died
Dec. 16, 2003, at the age of 89. Born in
Truro, N.S., he became president of the N.S.
PCs in 1947, and served as premier of that
province from 1956 until 1967, when he
moved on to federal politics. He is survived
by his wife Anne; children Sarah Nyland,
Max Stanfield, Judy and Mimi Stanfield and
their families; stepchildren Bill and Laurie
Austin and their families; 15 grandchildren,
and two great-grandchildren.
Myrna Tomlinson (BSc, BEd’60) of
Perth-Andover, N.B., passed away Dec. 21,
2003. She was a teacher for 32 years before
retiring in 1993.
Theodore Bremner (BScCE) of Jemseg,
N.B., honorary research professor from
UNB’s Department of Civil Engineering,
recently presented lectures on “The Role of
Fly Ash in Reducing the Corrosion of Steel
Reinforcement in Concrete,” at a series of
international workshops in India. These
workshops, titled “Emerging Trends in
Construction — Green Concrete,” were held
at Delhi, Shimla, Ahmedabad, and Kolkata.
The series of one-day workshops by North
American speakers concentrated on the role
fly ash can play in reducing greenhouse gas
emissions. In the manufacture of cement,
for each tonne of cement produced, a
tonne of carbon dioxide is generated.
World-wide, this results in about seven per
cent of the carbon dioxide emissions that
cause global warming. Fortunately, when fly
ash, a waste by-product of burning coal, is
used to replace some of the cement needed
to make concrete, not only are the carbon
dioxide emissions reduced, but the durability
of reinforced concrete is enhanced.
Sister Agnes Butler (BEd) of Saint John,
N.B., passed away on Feb. 7, 2004. She was
a teacher at Holy Trinity and St. Patricks’
School in Saint John. She is survived by her
sister, and several nieces and nephews.
Ralph Estey (BEd’60) of Baie d’Urfe,
Que., has been awarded a Lifetime
Achievement Award by the Canadian
Phytopathological Society for his contributions
to plant pathology in Canada. Dr. Estey,
emeritus professor in the Department of
Plant Science at McGill University, Sainte-
Anne-de-Bellevue, Que., is internationally recognized
for his significant contributions to
the field of plant pathology. Born in central
New Brunswick, he earned a BSc in general
agriculture from McGill in 1951, and later
earned an MSc in mycology and plant pathology
from the University of Maine, Orono. In
1956 he earned his PhD in plant pathology
from McGill. He then taught at McGill for 26
years, becoming chair of the plant pathology
department before retiring in 1982.
Gordon Mockler (BA) of Grand Bay-
Westfield, N.B., was awarded senior membership
in the Canadian Medical
Association in November 2003 in recognition
of distinguished service. He has been a
physician in the Saint John, N.B., area since
William Cooper (BScCE) of Oakville,
Ont., joined the board of directors of
Cogeco Cable Inc. in January 2004. He is
president and chief executive officer of
Cooper Construction and director of Stelco
Inc. Cogeco Cable is the second-largest
cable operator in each of Ontario and
Quebec and the fourth-largest in Canada.
Nancy Kilburn (BA, BEd’73) of
Fredericton passed away on March 1, 2004,
after a long, courageous and determined
fight against environmental illness and can-
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cer. After graduating from UNB, she taught
school, traveled the world, and then decided
to go back to school. She graduated
from the New York School of Interior Design
in 1969, and came home to go into the
family business, R.L. Kilburn Ltd. She completely
immersed herself in her business and
developed many friendships over the years.
She was a member of the Canadian Interior
Designers Association, served as president
of the UNB Associated Alumnae, and was a
member of the UNB Board of Governors.
She was very active in the Order of the
Eastern Star, Celestial Chapter No. 3, serving
in many offices. She was a loving daughter
to her parents, Robin Long Kilburn and
Florence Nina (Hood) Kilburn, and looked
after both in their final years. She is survived
by her siblings: Sandra Dubrule (Kilburn,
BA’61), George, Glen, Clark and Chris
(BA’77, BEd’79) and their families.
Alexander (Sandy) LeBlanc (BScCE) of
Fredericton, husband of Louise Boudreau,
passed away on Jan. 14, 2004, at the age of
61 after a courageous battle with cancer.
During his career, he was an executive and
political supporter with several organizations
throughout eastern Canada, most
recently as executive director of the N.B.
Automobile Dealer’s Association. He served
as president of the UNB Associated Alumni
from 1980-81. Sandy was known for his
work with N.B. Special Olympics and as a
devoted YMCA volunteer with a passion for
helping youth. He is survived by his former
wife Mary LeBlanc; children Scott, Katie,
Jody (BScFE’97), Jamie, and stepdaughter
Dominique Gillis; and two sisters, several
grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Gailand Ross Bradford (BT, BA’65) of
St. Stephen, N.B., passed away Feb. 7,
2004. He is survived by his wife Sherrill;
daughter Deborah; sons Harold and
Rodney (BSc’82, MSc’87); step-daughters
Sharon and Leslie; 11 grandchildren; and
brothers Victor, Eugene and Brock (BPE’66,
Alan Grant (MSc) of Dartmouth, N.S.,
was awarded the 2003 Gesner Medal by the
Atlantic Geoscience Society in February
2004. He is a marine geoscientist and emeritus
geoscientist at the Geological Survey of
Alfred Short (BBA) of Guelph, Ont.,
passed away on Dec. 1, 2003. He is survived
by his brother, nieces and nephews.
Jeremy (Jerry) Gadd, CDR (Ret.) OMM,
CN (BA) of Victoria passed away on March
20, 2004. A native of Formby, England,
Jerry, while attending UNB, was a member
of The Henchmen folksinging group, along
with Al Brien (BA’67, LLB’69), Peter
Chipman (BBA’69), and Dave Sansom
(MScChE’68). After graduation from UNB,
Jerry began his lifelong naval career. He and
his wife and family moved many times as he
was stationed in Halifax, St. John’s,
Toronto, Victoria, and Norfolk, Va., where
Jerry earned his master of public administration
in 1978. He retired from the navy in
1996, and had worked at the Naval
Simulator at NOTC, Venture, Workpoint
Esquimault for the past four years in a job
he absolutely loved. He was a member of
Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver Island
Division, the Navy League of Canada, and
the Victoria Model Ship Building Society.
He survived by his best friend and wife Ann;
son Matthew (Amy) of Victoria; daughter
Adrianne (Jordan) of Victoria; brothers
Tony (Wanda) Gadd (BA’67) of Fredericton
and Peter (Deana) Gadd (BPE’70) of
Miramichi, N.B.; sisters Jennifer (Thomas)
Collette-White of England and Susan
(Charles) Ferris (BT’75) of Fredericton; sister-in-law
Betty Gordaneer of Toronto;
brother-in-law Tim Allard (Tami) of
Vancouver; and two nephews.
Theresa Hebert (BT, PG/ED’76) of
Fredericton passed away on Dec. 10, 2003.
She taught school for many years before
retiring. She is survived by her brother
Joseph; sister Margaret Dove (Hebert,
BT’75, BEd’75, MEd’82); and nieces.
Robert Britton (BSc) of Victoria says it
will be 35 years on May 17 since he graduated
with his BSc from the Fredericton campus.
Bill Kennedy (BScEE) of Calgary, Alta.,
assumed the presidency of IEEE Canada
(Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers, Inc.) on Jan. 1, 2004, for a twoyear
period. He will sit on the board of
directors as the Region 7 director. As president
of IEEE Canada, he will also sit on the
Engineering Institute of Canada board as
president, Canadian Society of Electrical
and Computer Engineers. He is the principal
engineer with the Alberta Electric
Andrew (Drew) Matheson (BA, BEd’70)
of Miramichi, N.B., passed away Nov. 25,
2003. He was a retired teacher. Andrew is
survived by his wife Deborah (Dealy,
BA’71); daughters Carrie and Leanne; a sister
and nieces and nephews.
Art Comeau (BA, BEd’72) of Saint John
was awarded the RBC Local Hockey Leader
award for 2003-2004. The national award
was presented to 12 individuals in recognition
of their volunteer leadership in their
communities. Art has operated a program
called School Hockey for 30 years, volunteering
his time to co-ordinate a hockey
league for more than 400 children. The
award consists of a place in the Hockey Hall
of Fame for 2004, a monetary contribution
to his hockey program and a signed Team
Hilda Joslin (BT) of Fredericton passed
away on Jan. 3, 2004. She was a school
teacher and supervisor for more than 15
years. She is survived by her nieces and
Mary Munro (Robson, BA, MEd’96) of
Riverview, N.B., is still studying (thanks,
UNB). Her latest training is critical incident
stress management (emergency team)
through the Red Cross. Her daughter,
Kristina Robson, is a speech and language
pathologist; son Andrew Robson is a performer,
designer and illustrator with
NSCAD. Mary is also a Canadian human
John Payne (BA) of Fredericton passed
away on Jan. 20, 2004. He was a retired
school teacher in the Fredericton area. He is
survived by his wife Susan; daughter
Jennifer; mother Yvonne; sisters Paula
(BPE’70) and Maureen; and brothers Roy
Judith Chapman (Patterson, BA, MA’74)
of Grand Bay-Westfield, N.B., passed away
on Dec. 31, 2003. She is survived by her
daughter Melanie, grandchildren and brother
Lawrence Patterson (BBA’73).
Patricia Cumming (BBA, LLB’73) of
Fredericton, a provincial court judge, was
appointed associate chief judge in
December 2003. The appointment is for a
10-year term. Judge Cumming was appointed
to the provincial court in 1985, the first
woman to be appointed a provincial court
judge in New Brunswick.
Richard (Dick) Flynn (BPE) of Kuwait
City, Kuwait, was killed Jan. 5, 2004, near
Fallujah, Iraq, when a convoy in which he
was traveling was hit by an explosion. He
was 54. At the time of his death, he was
working for an American company that was
managing logistics for supply convoys to U.S.
military camps. Born in Pierrefonds, Que., he
was an all-star tackle with the Red Bombers
football team in the late 1960s and early
1970s. After graduating from UNB, he
taught briefly, and then joined the RCMP,
where he served for 24 years before retiring
as a sergeant in 2000. Mr. Flynn and his wife
Nancy (Conklin, BPE’74) later moved to
Kuwait City, where she was employed as a
teacher. Mr. Flynn also taught in Kuwait for a
period of time before joining the American
company in November 2003. Besides his
wife, he is survived by daughter Christine of
Kuwait City, son Tom of Edmonton, brothers
Mike (BPE’72) of Mill Bay, B.C., and Marty
(BPE’81) of Fredericton, sister Kathryn
(BEd’77) of Newmarket, Ont., and other
Jackson Hanson (BT, MEd’73, BEd’73) of
Fredericton passed away on Feb. 6, 2004. He
was school superintendent for several districts
in New Brunswick throughout his
career. He is survived by his wife Diane; sons
Stephen and Peter; daughters Deanne and
Stephanie (BA’02); and many grandchildren.
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Gary Pitman (BBA) of Hamilton, Bermuda, was named a Fellow
CGA recipient for 2003 by the CGA Association. The national
award is for exemplary service by a CGA to the profession and community,
and is the highest award given by the association.
Daniel Skaling (MA) of Fredericton passed away on Jan. 27,
2004. Dan served as the chair of NB Power, the president of
Kingsdale Atlantic and president of Venture Communications
Inc. His public-sector career spanned 20 years of service in both
the provincial and federal governments. He is survived by his
wife Donna; children Andrew and Jennifer (BBA’93); and two
Frederick Toole (LLB) of Saint John passed away Jan. 21, 2004.
He joined the law firm of McKelvey, Macaulay, Machum &
Fairweather (now Stewart McKelvey Stirling Scales) in 1971, becoming
partner in 1975. Fred was named as one of the 500 leading
lawyers in Canada by LEXPERT magazine, and American Lawyer Media
in their joint publication “The 1999 Leading 500 Lawyers in
Canada.” He is survived by his wife Suzanne; daughters Colleen and
Erin Toole (LLB’01); son Sean; and two grandsons.
Barney Wright (BA) of Woodstock, N.B., passed away on Feb.
22, 2004.He is survived by his wife Lois; sons Michael (BBA’96,
BScCS’99) and Andrew; daughter Sarah (BA’99); a grandson; sister
Carole (BN’87) and other family members.
Allan Denton (BScF) of Fort McMurray, Alta., and wife Nancy
retired in 2002 after 20 years with Investors Group. They have completed
the heavy equipment operators course offered by Keyano
College in Fort McMurray and are now employed at the Syncrude,
Aurora oil sands site. Both are driving the Cat 797 Heavy Hauler, the
world’s largest mining truck, which weighs in empty at 250 tons and
has a payload of up to 480 tons per load. The truck is 32 feet wide,
48 feet long and 29 feet high, and can travel at speeds up to 44
m.p.h. on tires that are 13.5 feet in diameter, weigh 10 tons and cost
$45,000 each. Allan has been named top driver at the Aurora. @
Carl Sparrow (BSC) of Corner Brook, NL, has been practising
medicine in Canada since 1980 and recently was appointed the
director of CSAT (clinical skills assessment and training), a program
of Memorial University Medical School. This program offers the
educational component for international medical graduates
upgrading to practise in Canada. He is married to Anne Lynch, who
obtained her MSc from the University of Toronto. They have three
children, ages 19, 17, and 15. @
J. Ernest Drapeau (LLB) of Shediac, N.B., was appointed chief
justice of New Brunswick on March 26, 2003.
William Allen (BEd) of Mactaquac, N.B., passed away Feb. 3,
2004. He was a retired teacher and principal. He is survived by his
wife Clara (MEd’90); son Sean; daughters Shannon and Shelonie;
Darrell Duffie (BScCE) of Palo Alto, Calif., was the 2003 recipient
of the Financial Engineer of the Year Award presented by the
International Association of Financial Engineers (IAFE) and
SunGard Trading and Risk Systems, an operating group of
SunGard. Dr. Duffie, who is James Irving Miller Professor of Finance
at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, is the 11th
recipient of the award, joining a prestigious list of individuals who
have contributed to the advancement of financial engineering technology.
The chairman of the IAFE said “Darrell’s important contributions
in risk management, credit risk modeling and the burgeoning
market for credit derivatives are used daily by financial practitioners
around the world. He has advanced the field of quantitative
finance immeasurably.” Dr. Duffie, a member of Stanford’s faculty
since earning his PhD there in 1984, is the author of books and
articles on asset valuation, credit risk, derivative securities, incomplete
financial markets, financial innovation and risk management.
Nancy Taylor (BA) of Moncton, N.B., passed away on Feb. 24,
2004. She was a retired school teacher in District 2. She is survived
by her sons Colin (BBA’96), Jean Pierre and Ben; grandchildren and
other family members.
Santanu Dasgupta (PhD) of Trivandrum, India, has been working
with the Department of Space, India, for the last 30 years. He is
now the deputy director of the Space Research Institute, and
designs control and guidance systems for space vehicles. He is
grateful for the education and values imbibed during his stay at
UNB and wishes to contact friends he had made then. His wife
Syama and sons Jishnu and Kaustuv wish all his friends a happy new
year. He can be contacted at email@example.com. @
Bloyce McLellan (LLB) of Albany, P.E.I., was appointed Queen’s
counsel on Dec. 16, 2003. He is a partner with Taylor, McLellan law
firm in Summerside, P.E.I. He and his wife Erith have three children,
Ashley, Morgan and Lindsay. @
Chris Pratt (BA) of Owen Sound, Ont., is the rector of Saint
George’s Anglican Church and an archdeacon of the Diocese of
Huron. He is married to Carolyn and has two sons, Jon (studying at
Laurentian University) and David (studying at Ryerson University).
Chris has lived in Owen Sound for the past 11 years of his ministry.
He has lived and worked in New Maryland and Saint John, N.B.,
prior to a move to Windsor, Ont., in 1988. The former director of
CHSR, he has maintained an interest in the media with a weekly
column in the Owen Sound Sun Times and a regularly-televised TV
program on the Rogers cable network. @
Mary Brennan (BT, BEd’79) of Saint John passed away on Jan.
11, 2004. She was a teacher before her retirement in 1988. She is
survived by her children John, Justin (BScSE’75), Joseph, Patrick
(BEd’77), Paul, Margaret-Anne, Mary-Alice, Maureen, and Peter
(BScSE’86); and 20 grandchildren.
Brian Dingle (BBA) and Janice van Wart of Fredericton were
married June 7, 2003. In February 2004, Brian and Janice moved to
Fredericton from Woodstock, N.B. Brian is employed with Atlantic
Rentals in Fredericton.
Robert Quartermain (BSc) of Vancouver has joined the board of
directors of Strathmore Minerals Corp. The Canadian-based company
specializes in the acquisition and development of uranium
properties. He is currently the president and director of Silver
Standard Resources Inc.
Thomas Budd (BBA) of Calgary was appointed president of
GMP Capital Corp. in January 2004. Before joining GMP in April
1996, he was a partner and director of an independent investment
dealer for six years and has held corporate finance positions with
national investment dealers for eight years.
Marjorie (Midge) Chapman (Neilson, BN) of Moncton, N.B.,
passed away Jan. 31, 2004. She spent her career as an operating
room nurse, and then as a teacher. She is survived by her sons Karl
Falkjar, David Falkjar (BScME’86); Eric Falkjar (BSDA’87,
MBA’00); stepdaughter Janet Salazar; stepsons Robert and Mark
Chapman; and grandchildren.
Bridgette (Betty) Henderson (McNamara, BN) of Saint John,
N.B., passed away on Dec. 21, 2003. She worked 25 years as a psychiatric
nurse, and later an instructor of student nurses. She is survived
by her husband and daughter.
Glenn Murray (BScCE, MScCE’82) of Riverview, N.B., passed
away on Dec. 8, 2003. He was manager of maintenance and operations
and special projects at the Moncton International Airport. He
is survived by his wife, daughters, mother, nieces and nephews.
Bernard Richard (LLB) of Cap-Pele, N.B, was appointed
ombudsman for the Province of New Brunswick. He resigned his
seat as the Liberal MLA for the Shediac-Cap-Pelé riding.
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August 2003. In his new role, he oversees cement sales activity in
eastern Canada and the northeast U.S. Bill, his wife Dawn and
three sons moved to Montreal in late 2001. @
Andrew LeMesurier (BEd, LLB’84) of Rothesay, N.B., was
appointed a New Brunswick provincial court judge in December
2003. He had been a partner at Clark, Drummie in Saint John since
Lorna MacGillivrary (LLB) of Toronto was appointed corporate
secretary and general counsel for Glencairn Gold Corp. She has 20
years of in-house and corporate secretarial experience working with
Ronald Sauntry (BBA) of Fredericton has joined the chartered
accounting firm of Shannon & Buffett. He earned his CA designation
in 1984 and worked with one of Canada’s national firms for
more than 23 years.
D. Cindy Sharkey (BBA) of Charlottetown was awarded The
Head of the Public Service Award for Valuing and Supporting
People on Dec. 1, 2003. She is currently the executive director at the
Veterans Review and Appeal Board Canada. @
This group of graduates from the 1978 nursing class got together last
year for their 25th reunion. In attendance were (back row, from left,
and all names are maiden names) Sue Phippen, Patti Cox, Rosalie
Underhill, Patti Hennessey, Nancy Jacobs, and Marilyn Calhoun;
(middle row), June Price, Nancy Hooper, Kathy Lutes, Jane
Elderkin, Debbie Hardy, and Denise Legere; (front row), Maureen
Kelly, Lisa LeGresly, Heather Walker, Donna Black, Nancy Muck,
Judy Affleck, Kathy Toner, and Lynn Nagle.
Andy Scott (BA) of Fredericton was named minister of state
(infrastructure) in Prime Minister Paul Martin’s federal cabinet.
Rodney Burgar (BA, LLB’83) of Halifax was re-appointed national
president of the Canadian IT Law Association on Oct. 23, 2003.
A chair of the technology group with the law firm of Patterson
Palmer, he was also recently named one of Canada’s leading IT
lawyers by LEXPERT.
Deborah Hale (MacDonald, BEd, CAUS’87) of Lower Sackville,
N.S., since selling her first book to Harlequin Historical in 1998,
has published 10 more historical romance novels. Her books have
won or been nominated for several prestigious awards, including
the Golden Heart, the RITA and Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice
Awards. Recently Deborah branched out to the fantasy genre with
Harlequin’s new imprint, Luna Books, following launch authors
Mercedes Lackey and Nebula-winner Catherine Asaro. Deborah’s
husband, Michael Hale (BSc, PhD’90), is senior medical physicist at
the N.S. Cancer Centre. They live in Lower Sackville with their four
children, Robert, Deidre, Brendan and Jamie. For more information
about Deborah’s books, visit her website www.deborahhale.com.
Marc Pepin (BEd) of Fredericton shot a television commercial
with Bruce Jenner in Fort Lauderdale, Fl., in January 2004. The commercial
was to be aired across Canada in February.
Jonas Angus (BScME) of Harvard, Mass., would welcome e-
mails from class of ’82 mechanical engineering class. He can be
reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yves Doucet (BScEE) of Dieppe, N.B., was appointed to the board
of directors of Atlantic Blue Cross Care. He is president and part
owner of PYC International and president of DOVICO and E-com.
Steven Grant (BScEE) and Carole of Ottawa announce the birth
of Nicole Catherine on Dec. 17, 2003.
Donna Hornibrook (Phillips, BPE) of Houghton, N.Y., has been
named head coach of the Cornell University women’s field hockey
team, which finished the 2003 season 3-13 overall and 1-6 in the
Harry Ames (BA) of Ottawa, after traveling between Fredericton
and Ottawa for the past 18 months, announces that he has sold his
dental practice in Fredericton and has relocated. He is a senior dental
consultant with Health Canada (First Nations and Inuit Health
Branch) located in Tunney’s Pasture. Elizabeth (Harris, BEd) and
son Matthew (Grade 10) are settled into life in Ottawa. Daughter
Tanya (BSc’01) is pursuing a master of science degree at the
University of Alberta in Edmonton. Son Christopher is a third-year
UBC (Vancouver) Thunderbird baseball player and is enrolled in a
BA program with a history and anthropology major. If you are in
the Ottawa area, give us a call. @
W. J. (Bill) Kerr (BScCE) of Baie d’Urfe, Que., was appointed
vice-president, sales and marketing, for Lafarge North America in
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Ivy League play. Donna joins the Big Red after serving as the head
coach at Houghton College in Houghton, N.Y., since 1995. Her
teams earned a record of 111-39-4 during that time, including a 16-
2 record this past season. While playing field hockey for UNB as a
student, she was a four-time all-conference and four-time All-
Canada selection. She was also a member of the Canadian national
team from 1979-83. Following her collegiate and national team
experiences, Donna started her coaching career as the coach of the
N.B. provincial team, leading the squad to a gold medal at the
1989 Canada Games. She went on to coach at UNB, where she
posted a 60-8-6 record from 1990 to 1995. During that period, her
teams never lost a conference game, winning five Atlantic conference
titles and two silver medals at the Canadian university championships.
She was selected as the conference coach of the year four
times and was once selected as the national university coach of the
David MacDonald (BPE) of Calgary, Alta., is the vice-president
of operations for Networc Health Inc., a private health-care organization
that specializes in surgical services, rehabilitation and workplace
absenteeism solutions. The Financial Post recently named
Networc Health one of the 50 Best Managed Companies in
Canada. He went on to graduate from Queen’s University
(BCcPT’89, MBA’01) and currently lives in Calgary with his wife
Geoffrey McBeath (BScCE) of Halifax passed away on Jan. 30 ,
2004. He was a partner in the firm of Maritime Testing Ltd.,
founder of EARTHTech Engineering Ltd., and a leader in the field of
geotechnical engineering. He is survived by his wife Jennifer; son
Jack; and daughters Marin and Taylor.
Michele Murphy (BA, LLB’86) of Charlottetown was appointed
Queen’s counsel in December 2003. Michelle is a partner with
McInnes Cooper in their Charlottetown office.
Geoffrey Machum (LLB) of Halifax was appointed Queen’s
counsel in January 2004. He is a partner with Stewart McKelvey
Raymond Shalala (LLB) of Moncton, N.B., passed away on Feb.
8, 2004. He was an entrepreneur and businessman. He is survived
by his sons Casey and Zachary; their mother Lisa; five brothers and
Shirley Anderson (BEd) of Centreville, N.B., retired in June 2003
after teaching for 33 years in School District 14.
Harrison McCain, CC, (LLD), co-founder and founding chairman
of McCain Foods Limited and a long-time friend of UNB,
passed away March 18, 2004, at the Lahey Clinic in Boston. Dr.
McCain had been in declining health for some time. He was 76
years old. (See story page 10.)
Mary-Kay Stangroom (BN) of Calgary, Alta., has been very busy
in her old age. She was remarried in 2001 to Greg Zubach and gave
birth to their son in September 2002. Jackson Alexander is a little
brother to Hannah, who is now 6. Mary-Kay is working as a casual
RN at the Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary, which allows her to
be a semi-stay-at-home mom. Any old Mermaids or Beavers out
there passing through Calgary give us a call at 568-2032. @
Peter Cummings, DMD (BSc) and wife Kimberley of Holden,
Me., announce the birth of their second son, Lenox Stone, on Sept.
16, 2003. Heir Jagger Cruz Cummings is very proud of the spare. @
Raouf Khodabocus (BA, MSc’89, PhD’93) of Fredericton is
working as Head of Secondary (principal) in a school in the Gulf.
His wife, and children, Ibrahim, 4, and Salma, are enjoying themselves
in their new fully-furnished apartment. You can connect with
him at email@example.com. @
Dan (BScChE) and Pam Pastirik (Breen, BN) of Saint John are
happy to be back in N.B. after a 15-year absence. Pam is an assistant
professor of nursing at UNBSJ and Dan is a technical group
leader with the Irving Oil Refinery. Dan, Pam and “their three sons”
welcome old alumni buddies to look them up at
Elizabeth Pugh (BScCE, MScCE’93) and husband David Regan
of Halifax announce the birth of Sarah Elizabeth on Sept. 20, 2003.
Kevin Allport (BSc) of St. Andrews, N.B., who has been working
in the aquaculture industry in Charlotte County, N.B., since 1988,
has accepted a new position as senior Movex consultant with
Nutreco in Holland. He is still living in St. Andrews with his wife
Lynn (Boyd) and three children, Andrew, Laura and Jonathan, but is
traveling quite extensively assisting in the worldwide implementations
of the new company software Movex. In 2003 he implemented
in Fukuoka, Japan, and Verona, Italy, and in 2004 he will be responsible
for the implementations in Ireland and the U.K., as well as
Shelly (BBA) and Brian Bronnum of Sussex, N.B., announce the
birth of their daughter Dena Ann on Aug. 28, 2003.
Pierre Dubé (LLB) of Tide Head, N.B., was appointed a provincial
court judge in December 2003. He had been a member of the
law firm of Dubé & Dubé since 1990.
Carol Jones (Class of) of St. Lambert, Que., passed away Nov. 1,
2003. She is survived by her parents.
Shelley (Gordon, BBA) and Shaun Pelkey (BScGE’89,
MScCE’97) of Fredericton announce the birth of Jonathan
Alexander Robert on Nov. 17, 2003, a little brother for Benjamin.
Andrew Petrie (BPE) and wife Trish of Moncton, N.B., announce
the birth of Alexander Arnold on Oct .22, 2003.
Rachel Ingram (BA) of Toronto was a partner at the law firm
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP until April 2003. She then accepted a
job as general counsel and corporate secretary for one of her
clients, KremeKo Inc., the Krispy Kreme Doughnut area developer in
Canada. Shortly after she made this job change, Rachel, her husband
Scott Dunlop and their 4-year-old twin daughters Alana and
Mallory moved out of downtown Toronto to a beautiful home in
the country about an hour northwest of Toronto. And to top it all
off, Rachel had a baby boy, Roan, on Dec. 30, 2003! Rachel can be
contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. @
George Ivey (BSc) of Campbell River, B.C., is president and
senior environmental specialist of Ivey International Inc., which was
nominated for a National Globe Innovation Award for their recently
patented environmental remediation (clean-up) technology. The
technology goes by SPTT (selective phase transfer technology)
and/or Ivey-sol (both trademarked). The technology involves
processes and mixtures, hence two patents. The company developed
a way to dissolve oil products in water and as a result is able
to clean up contaminated soil and groundwater in a fraction of the
time traditional methods take. To get a better understanding of the
technology, please visit their website at www.sptt.net. @
Bradley Matthews (BSc) and his wife Brenda of Fredericton
announce the birth of their daughter, Taylor Ann, on Dec. 13,
Robin (Morrison, BEd) and husband James Claus of New
Market, Ont., announce the birth of their son, Alexander James, on
Dec. 2, 2003, a little brother for Jennifer.
Tanya Whitney (BA, BEd’90, MEd’00) and Clay Rideout
(BBA’94) of Woodmans Point, N.B., are pleased to announce the
birth of their son, Jagger Allan Rideout, on Dec. 18, 2003, a little
brother for Laura, 12, and Hartley, 8. Tanya and Clay were married
in a lovely backyard wedding on July 5, 2003. After experiencing
great success with opening and operating a lucrative powersports
business in Saint John, Clay is choosing a more simplistic lifestyle by
becoming a stay-at-home dad. Tanya is principal of two schools —
Morna Heights Elementary and Brown’s Flat Elementary.
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Geneviève Marie Chanteloup (BA) and husband Dennis Stevens
of Ottawa announce the birth of Isabelle Margaret on June 17,
Stephen Cole (BA) and Jean Hill of Fredericton announce the
birth of their daughter Bridget Sophia on Jan. 7, 2004.
Beth (Clark, BA) and Will Elliott (BA’89) of Edmonton, along
with big brother Liam, 4, are happy to announce the birth of Karen
Michelle on Nov. 17, 2003. The family moved to Edmonton in the
summer of 2003. @
Wendy (Nelson, BN) and Kevin Ferguson (BBA’92, BA’93) of
Natick, Mass., are pleased to announce the arrival of Nicole
Elizabeth on Jan. 5, 2004. Nicole is a sister to Alec, 4 1 ⁄2, and Sean,
2 1 ⁄2. Both big brothers are very excited about the new addition. @
Carolyn Humphrey (Gill, BBA) and hubby Nick of Barbados,
West Indies, belatedly announce the arrival of their third child,
Danielle Marie, on Jan. 27, 2003. She joins siblings Logan, 4, and
Katelyn, 2 1 ⁄2. @
Shelly Monroe (BBA) of Fredericton married Brad Thomas on
Oct. 4, 2003. They both work and live and Fredericton.
David Morgan (BA, BEd’92, MEd’02) of Saint John, N.B., is now
in his second year as principal of Simonds Middle School in Saint
John. He and his wife of 26 years, Mary Ann, have four children.
Christine (BA’01, BEd’02) is a teacher at Saint John High, Wendy
(BBA’02), is attending UNB Law School, Lesley, who has recently
finished high school, and Michael, who is in middle school. David
can be reached at email@example.com. @
Chris Scott (BScF) and Rhonda Kariz of Prince George, B.C., had
a baby boy, Brody Kendall, April 9, 2003. Chris is operation manager
for Pas Lumber Co. Rhonda runs her own consulting company
for forestry and biology operations. Chris’s e-mail is
Heather Helpard (Brown, BN) and Dana, along with big sister
Haley, announce the birth of Olivia Heather Dawn on May 8, 2003,
at the IWK Halifax.
Jon (BSc, BA’93) and Bonnie Johnsen of Thunder Bay, Ont., celebrated
the birth of a daughter, Hannah Faith Johnsen, on Nov. 6,
2003. Big brother Cameron, 2, is thrilled. Jon is currently the lead
physician at the Fort William Family Health Network in Thunder Bay. @
Sarah (Malmberg, BA) and Charles McCormick of Bedford, N.S.,
announce the birth of Erin Anne Catherine at the IWK Health
Centre, Halifax, on Oct. 4, 2003.
Melinda (Lindy) Maguire-Porter (BA, LLB’96) and her husband,
Richard Porter (BScEE’92), of Fredericton are thrilled to announce
the birth of their first child, Samuel Guy Porter, on Nov. 14, 2003.
Proud grandparents are Ardeth Maguire and Guy Maguire
(BScCE’61). Proud alumni family members are uncle Ken Porter
(BSc’76), uncle David Maguire (BSc’91) and great-uncle Ivan
Clewley (BA’67). Lindy is currently on maternity leave from NB
Power and Richard is working at the engineering firm of Neill and
Gunter, Fredericton. @
Maura (Bonnell, BSc) and Robert Tait (BScME’94) of Saint
John, N.B., announce the birth of their son, Thomas James, on Nov.
5, 2003. He is a little brother for Benjamin and Martha.
Angela (BPE) and Jonathan Fullarton of Stillwater Lake, N.S.,
announce the birth of Zoe Katherine on Dec. 16, 2003.
Michelle (BEd) and Don Gallivan of Orleans, Ont., announce the
birth of their second child, Aydden, on Aug. 2, 2003.
Heather Eagle Martin (BSc) and husband André Martin of
Fredericton announce the birth of their son, Malik, on May 31,
2002. Malik is a great buddy to his big sister, Emmanuelle.
Tracey Raume (Jones, BScFE, MScFE’95) of Prince George, B.C.,
says 2003 was quite a year! In May, she moved to B.C. to start a
new job as the regional bridge engineer for the Northern Interior
Forest Region for the B.C. Forest Service. In August, she married
Craig Raume (BScEE from U.Victoria) in Lake Tahoe, Calif. They
drove 4,100 miles through seven states in their restored 1936 Ford
coupe. It was a trip to remember. If you want to see the photos or
just catch up, drop Tracey a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. @
Jeffrey Turnbull (BA) and his wife Lisa of Fredericton announce
the birth of their daughter, Avery Patricia, on Nov. 7, 2003, a new
sister for big brother Sandy. @
Carla (Harper, BSc, MSc’98) and Bruce Wilson (BScChE’95) of
Whitecourt, Alta., announce the birth of their first child, Erin
Olivia, on Oct. 14, 2003. @
Tanya (Manuel, BEd) and Mark Boldon (BPE’88) of Fredericton
announce the birth of daughter Annik Sarah on Aug. 14, 2003. She
is a sister for Brett.
Susan (Dauphinee, BBA, BA’95) and Jason Chakravorty of
Halifax announce the birth of Madison Anne on Dec. 4, 2003, a little
sister for Jacob Anders, who was born Jan. 3, 2002. @
Kathleen Crowther (Lynch, BA, MA’96) and husband Darren of
Rothesay, N.B., announce the birth of Sophia on July 12, 2003.
Claude Cullinan (BSc) and Stephanie Barnes of Thunder Bay,
Ont., announce the birth of their first child, Sarah Evelyn, on Jan.
Sherry (Finnamore, BBA) and Peter Brennan of Centreville, N.B.,
announce the birth of Alexander Peter on Jan. 4, 2004.
Samuel Chessa (PhD) is still teaching sociology at Moi
University, Eldoret, Kenya. He would like to be in touch with
Midiemma, Laurie, and Sandy, wherever they are. His e-mail
address is email@example.com. @
Arthur Doyle (BSc) of Rothesay, N.B., has joined the law firm of
Patterson Palmer in their Saint John office. He had been practising
law with the international U.S. firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver &
Jacobson. Arthur and his wife Daniele live in Rothesay.
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Jon Darling (BPE) and his wife Renata
have been living in Oakville, Ont., for the last
five years, along with their two boys, Wyatt
Jacob, 4 1 ⁄2, and Owen Elijah, 19 months. Jon
is currently working as an account executive
with Address-All Mailing Services Ltd. in
Mississauga, Ont. Any former UNBers can e-
mail Jon at firstname.lastname@example.org. @
Deanna (Somers, BN) and Jonathan
Estey of St. Margarets, N.B., announce the
birth of Brayden Cole on July 30, 2003.
Nicole Hart (Gamble, BA, BEd’94) of
Londonderry, N.S., completed her MA in history
in education at the Institute of
Education in London, England, in 1999. She
married her husband Dale in 2000, and now
has two children, Gavin, born in May 2001,
and Chloe, born in February 2004. She is
teaching high school in Truro, N.S., and
sends warm greetings to past UNB friends. @
Margaret McCain (DLitt) of Toronto was
appointed to the board of directors of
Canadian Policy Research Networks in
March 2004. She is recognized for her work
in child advocacy, family violence, and education,
music and the arts. She is a former
lieutenant-governor of New Brunswick and
has received five honorary degrees. She is an
officer of the Order of Canada.
Kevin Poirier (BScEE) and Micheline
Jacob of Hanwell, N.B., announce the birth
of Joshua on Oct. 22, 2003.
Jade Spalding (LLB) and wife Elaine of
Fredericton announce the birth of their second
child, Neve, on Jan. 6, 2004, a little sister
for Raina. Jade practises law in the litigation
department of Cox Hanson O’Reilly
Matheson’s Fredericton office.
Kelly (Jolly, BBA) Archibald and husband
Peter of Amherst, N.S., announce the birth
of Brianna on April 8, 2003. Peter and Kelly
were married on Feb. 2, 2002.
Amanda (Allen, BN) and Randy Cleary
of Riverview, N.B., announce the birth of
their second child, Justin Daniel, on June
17, 2003. Justin weighed 8 lb., 11 oz., at
birth. He is growing fast. Big brother
Matthew, born Nov. 19, 2001, has adjusted
well to their new addition. Amanda is
returning to work this spring after her year
of maternity leave from the neurosciences
unit at the Moncton Hospital.
Michael Grant (BEd) and wife Natalie of
Woodstock, N.B., announce the birth of
Janna on May 27, 2003.
Chris (BScCE) and Leanne Haines
(Constantine, BA’91-SJ, BEd’96) of
Fredericton are thrilled to announce the
birth of their daughter, Janelle Faith, on
Aug. 5, 2003, weighing 7 lb., 10 oz., a sister
for Connor. Janelle’s birth very quickly followed
the Haines family’s move back to
Fredericton from Kingston, Ont., where
Chris completed Queens University’s MBA
for science and technology in May. Chris is
now working in the Fredericton office of
Dillon Consulting, and Leanne is enjoying
her little ones at home. @
Beth (BN) and Bruno Heppell of Upper
Queensbury, N.B., announce the birth of
Olivia Lauren on Oct. 15, 2003.
Brian Jones (BA) of Fredericton won the
Advisor of the Year for Atlantic Canada
from the ADVISOR Group. The award honors
financial advisors for their resourcefulness,
creativity and dedication to serving
their clients’ needs. Brian works with RBC
Mike Kendrick (BScF) of Fredericton has
recently accepted a position with SawCreek
Furniture Company Ltd. of Fredericton, and
would like to welcome all e-mails to
Paul Mason (BScCS) and Karen Poirier
of Calgary, Alta., announce the birth of
their son, Liam Robert Raymond, on Feb. 3,
Bonnie (Moshenko, MA) and Derek
Mitchell (BScME’96) of Red Deer, Alta.,
announce the happy and healthy arrival of
their son. Heath Sidney Robert Mitchell was
born on Dec. 5, 2003, weighing 7lb., 11 oz. @
Stefan Pelletier (BSc) and wife Vicky of
Grand Bay Westfield, N.B., announce the birth
of their daughter, Carine Gabrielle, on Jan. 21,
2004. She is a sister for Alec and Danika.
David Berry (BScME) and wife Lorena of
Saint John, N.B., announce the birth of
Keith Reginald on March 25, 2002.
Valerie (Taylor, BEd) and husband
Matthew Crosier of Kanata, Ont.,
announce the birth of their daughter,
Catherine Joy, on Oct. 24, 2002.
Cheyne Duplisea (BEd) of Dartmouth,
N.S., married Steve Tracy on Aug. 23, 2003. @
Doug Eagle (BA) of Toronto married
Angela Yuzik on June 29, 2003.
Renee (Peters, BSc) and Dave Erb
(BBA’95) of Fredericton announce the birth
of Avery on Feb. 7, 2004, a little sister for
Lauren, 2 1 ⁄2. @
Natalie (Black, BA) and Teifion Evans,
along with big sister Leah, are thrilled to
announce the arrival of Jordyn Ella, born
Aug. 18, 2003, weighing 7 lb., 2 oz. @
Peter Flower (BScCE) and wife Jennifer of
Hanwell, N.B., announce the birth of their
daughter, Sydney Jane, on Oct .12, 2003.
Peter is director of design and construction
with A.D. Fiander Associates Ltd., a consulting
firm offering services in transportation
and tourism planning and design. @
Jocelyn (Goss, BScME’95) and Mark
Lambier of London, Ont., were married on
April 19, 2003. Mark brings two lovely daughters
to the marriage, Becca, 10, and Hannah, 7.
Jocelyn and Mark are both working for General
Dynamics Land Systems B Canada, which manufactures
light armoured vehicles. Check out
the website at www.gdlscanada.com. Jocelyn
works as a design engineer and Mark is a diesel
Kyle Leavitt (Class of) of Fredericton
married Krista Wagner on July 19, 2003.
Jennifer Turner (Grant, BA) and husband
Derek of Pincher Creek, Alta.,
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announce the birth of their first child, Liam Andrew, on Aug. 28,
2003. Derek is posted in Pincher Creek with the RCMP.
Maggie (Stevenson, BEd) and Owen Barnhill of Bedford, N.S.,
welcomed their first child, Patrick Edward, into the world on Feb. 8,
2004. Currently on maternity leave from practising law, Maggie
plans on becoming a stay-at-home mother to Patrick. @
David Brien (BSc) of Ottawa married Angela Mitton on Dec. 27,
2003. David is a physiotherapist at a private clinic and Angela is a
Mark Chandra (BSc) and Jyoti of Kingston, Ont., announce the
birth of their daughter, Asha Rebehak, on Nov. 18, 2003, weighing
in at 7 lb., 10 oz. Mother and baby are both well. @
James Chlup (BA) of Winnipeg is about to complete his PhD in
Latin from the University of Durham (U.K.). Since 2001, he has
been teaching at the University of Manitoba. He is hoping to return
to the Maritimes in the near future. @
Karla Clarke (BA) of Labrador City, NL, passed away Jan. 27,
2004. She is survived by her parents, brother, and grandmother.
Patti-Jo (Lavigne, BEd96) and James Cormier of Bathurst, N.B.,
announce the birth of their son Shamus James, on Sept. 28, 2003,
weighing 9 lb., 3 oz. Patti-Jo is on maternity leave from her teaching
position at Superior Middle School. @
David Damery (BA, BScF’01) and his wife Allison of Fort St.
John, B.C., announce the arrival of Carson Robert on Dec. 3, 2003.
David is working for Duke Energy and Allison is on maternity leave
from her job as a dental hygienist. They can be reached at
Alexandra (BEd) and Brian Dillon of Ottawa announce the birth of
their daughter, Eva Lynn, on May 15, 2003, a sister for Emma and Eryn.
Charlene Keddy (BA) of Farnborough, England, left the east
coast of Canada behind last fall. She is continuing her work in adult
education and is currently writing her third book. Any spare time is
spent traveling — next stop Antarctica! @
Caroline McMullen (BA, BEd’02) of Fredericton married
Gregory Phillips (BScCS’93) on Aug. 22, 2003.
Kyle Ross (BSc, BEd’ 98) of Boiestown, N.B., married Leah
Williston on Oct. 11, 2003.
Jodi (Doyle, BEd) and husband Hussain Al-Samawi of
Grimshaw, Alta., announce the birth of Mason Hussain on Nov. 4,
2003, a brother for Kaydem.
Shelley Bolstridge (BEd) and Michael O’Toole (BA’94, BEd’97) of
Campbellton, N.B., were married on Dec. 27, 2003. They are both
teaching in the Campbellton/Dalhousie area and look forward to
spending their married life in northern N.B. @
Wendy (Taylor, BEd) and Philippe Breau (BScCE) of Grande
Prairie, Alta., along with proud big brother Jules, 2, announce the
birth of a baby girl on Nov. 23, 2003. The newest addition to their
family is Geneviève Taylor Breau. She weighed 8 lb., 5 oz.
Kimberly (MacLeod, BEd) and Collin Ferguson of Albert Bridge,
N.S., announce the birth of Sam on June 26, 2003.
Marni Goodman (BSc) and husband Ian Blenkhorn of Kentville,
N.S., announce the birth of Ryan Jack in December 2003. They have
been living in Kentville, N.S., since July 2003. Marni is in a group
family medicine practice in New Minas, N.S. @
Jane Kidney (BBA) and Leo Lemoine of Fredericton announce
the safe arrival of Gracie Mae Lemoine, weighing 6 lb., 8 oz., on
Aug. 3, 2003. After completing her maternity leave, Jane will be
returning to work at CustomerWorks. @
Kelly Lamrock (LLB) of Fredericton was named the new
Opposition House Leader in the N.B. legislature. He is the Liberal
MLA for Fredericton-Fort Nashwaak riding.
Margot (BA) and Sebastian MacLean of Fredericton announce
the birth of Myla on Feb. 22, 2003.
Deborah Matthews (BEd) and husband Marty of Havelock,
Ont., announce the birth of Molly on Oct. 11, 2003.
Sandra (LeClair, BSc) and Sean Morrison of Cornwall, P.E.I.,
announce the birth of Ella Grace on Aug. 14, 2003.
Jocelyn (St. Pierre, BScCE) and Michael O’Connor (BScCS’94) of
Fredericton announce the birth of their daughter, Abigail Grace, on
Nov. 1, 2003. Mike is working at xwave and Jocelyn is teaching at
Fredericton High School. @
Krista (BEd) and Dana Rae of Keswick Ridge, N.B., announce
the birth of Ethan on Nov. 6, 2002.
Stephanie (Dysart, BA) and Adriaan Robers (BScME) of
Collingwood, Ont., announce the birth of Lucas James on Nov. 19,
2003, a brother for Kevin.
Lynn Thomas-Grattan (BEd) married James Grattan of
Oromocto, N.B., on Aug. 1, 2003, in Fredericton. Lynn is working
with School District 17 as a technology mentor. You can contact
her at email@example.com.
Derrick Webster (BBA) and Krista Skov-Nielson of Saint John
announce the birth of Avery Derrick Kurt on Jan. 27, 2004.
Robert (BBA) and Tanya Arsenault of Fredericton announce the
birth of Hailey Olivia on Dec. 30, 2003.
Michelle Audas (BA, MBA’02) of Fredericton is an economic
development officer with Enterprise Fredericton.
Aaron Beers (BBA) and wife Tina of Riverview, N.B., announce
the birth of Connor McLean on June 10, 2003.
Shannon Collins (BPE) and husband Brent of Saint John
announce the birth of their daughter Ellie on Nov. 8, 2003.
Lisa Dickinson (Hicks, BN) and husband Scott of New
Maryland, N.B., announce the birth of their second child, Spencer
Wayne, on Aug. 20, 2003, a brother for Molly, 3.
Samantha Fournier (BEd) and Jeff White of Hammonds Plains,
N.S., announce the birth of Amelia Elizabeth Fournier-White on Jan.
SPRING 2004 UNB ALUMNI NEWS • 33
Jody Maillet (BBA) and wife Editha of
Mississauga, Ont., announce the birth of
Jacob Jeremiah on Aug. 31, 2003. The couple
was married on Aug. 31, 2002.
Krista Savoy (BN) and Gerry Gaudet
(BEd’99, BA’99) are pleased to announce
their marriage. The wedding took place on
April 7, 2004, in beautiful Las Vegas, Nev.
The couple has been living happily in
Calgary, Alta., since the summer of 2002.
Krista is a nurse at the Foothills Hospital,
while Gerry is teaching with the Rocky View
School Division. They would love to hear
from old friends at firstname.lastname@example.org. @
Sarah (Hall, BA) and Jeff Vail of Sussex,
N.B., announce the birth of Kathleen
Elizabeth on Aug. 25, 2003.
Jamie (Simons,BA) and Phil Apa
(BScKin’00) of St. Catharines, Ont., are
thrilled to announce the arrival of their daughter
Caitlyn Taylor. She entered the world on
Nov. 22, 2003, healthy and beautiful! Caitlyn
comes from a long line of UNB grads, starting
with her grandparents Jim (BA’71) and Laurie
(Stevens, BN’73) Simons. @
Gena (Egers, BN) and Jeff Curtis of
Fredericton announce the birth of Karlie Ellen
on Oct. 15, 2003, a little sister for Ryan.
Elizabeth (Hanselpacker, BA) and Rob
Doncaster (BScChE) of Brockville, Ont.,
announce the birth of their son, William
Frederick, on April 29, 2003. Born two
weeks early, he was a healthy 8 lb., 9.5 oz.
Everyone is doing well. Rob is still working
at Procter and Gamble as the plant quality
manager, and Elizabeth is teaching history
and English full time at Brockville Collegiate
Institute. We look forward to hearing from
friends. Our e-mail address is
Charlene (Starkey, BScChE) and Jim
Lafferty (BBA’98) of Moncton, N.B.,
announce the birth of their first child,
Grace Erin Dawn, on Oct. 1, 2003. @
Jason MacEwen (BSc) of Kitchener, Ont.,
married Nora Doerr on July 26, 2003. @
Vicky (Adams, BN) and Brent Mills
(BBA’92) of Quispamsis, N.B., are thrilled
to announce the birth of their beautiful
daughter, Hanna Catherine, on Oct. 24,
2003. Vicky and Brent were married June 8,
2002. Vicky is on maternity leave from the
Saint John Regional Hospital and Brent is
employed with Service New Brunswick. They
welcome e-mail from their friends and classmates
at email@example.com. @
Diana Roy (BEd) and Mark Searle of
Rothesay, N.B., announce the birth of
Abigail Jane on May 25, 2003.
Marsha MacLean (McLaughlin, BA) and
her husband Paul of Fredericton announce
the birth of their son, Nicholas Joshua, on
Sept. 27, 2003, weighing 7 lb., 4 oz., a
brother for Alexander, 5. @
Jamie Morrison (Bouchard, BN’00) and
husband Chris of Miramichi, N.B.,
Erin Meadows, Ont.
Sister Mary Murphy BA’38, MA’40
Saint John, N.B.
Frances (Murray) Peacock BA’42
John E. McAllister
Hot Springs Village, Ark.
Harold Swim BSc’47, MSc’49
Baie d’Urfe, Que.
Edison Cliff Class of ’51
Ruth (Nicholson) Dibbs BA’51, MA’53
Dirk Van Der Meijden BScEE’52
John (Jack) White
John Hamilton BSc’57, MSc’62
Myrna Tomlinson BSc’59, BEd’60
Sister Agnes Butler
Saint John, N.B.
Jeremy (Jerry) Gadd
Nancy Kilburn BA’63, BEd’73
announce the arrival of their beautiful baby
girl, Claire Ruth Elaine, who entered the
world on Nov. 15, 2003, weighing in at 7
lb., 6 1 ⁄2 oz. Proud first-time grandparents are
Guy and Nancy Bouchard of Fredericton,
and Terry and Elaine Morrison of
Miramichi, N.B. @
James Perry (BCS) and Margaret Ward
of Nepean, Ont., are pleased to announce
they were married on Oct. 31, 2003, at their
home. Pictures can be seen at http://members.rogers.com/jperry3454/.
James can be
Alexander LeBlanc BScCE’64
Gailand Ross Bradford BT’64, BA’65
St. Stephen, N.B.
Theresa Hebert BT’68, PG/ED’76
Andrew Matheson BA’69, BEd’70
Judith Chapman BA’71, MA’74
Grand Bay-Westfield, N.B.
Jackson Hanson BT’71, MEd’73, BEd’73
Saint John, N.B.
Mary Brennan BT’77, BEd’79
Saint John, N.B.
Bridgette (Betty) Henderson BN’78
Saint John, N.B.
Glenn Murray BScCE’78, MScCE’82
Geoffrey McBeath BScCE’83
Carol Jones Class of ’88
St. Lambert, Que.
Labrador City, NL
contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. @
Ellen (Compton, BA, BEd) and Kirby
Tremblay of Quispamsis, N.B., announce the
birth of Cohen Edward on Jan. 16, 2004.
Natalie Anderson (BBA) of Woodstock,
N.B., is employed at the accounting firm of
Michael Ball (MA’01) of Waterford, N.B.,
is writing a book entitled The Millstream, Kings
County: A History, 1785-1900. The book is
34 • UNB ALUMNI NEWS SPRING 2004
2004 University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds
Summer Camps & Hockey Programs
Sport Camps Date Grade Age Gender Fee Fee Including Meals
Puppy Basketball June 21-25 K-2 5-7 40 B&G $100 Not Offered
Elementary Basketball June 21-25 3-5 8-10 90 B&G $190 Not Offered
Swimming June 21-25 Must be able to 80 B&G $190 $385
Volleyball # 1 July 4-9 6-12 11-17 120 B&G $190 $415 (Ages 13-17)
Soccer July 5-9 2-6 8-12 80 B&G $190 Not Offered
Girls Basketball # 1 July 11-16 6-12 11-17 130 Girls $190 $415 (Ages 13-17)
Middle School Basketball July 18-23 6-8 11-13 80 Boys $190 $415 (Age 13)
Shooting Skills Basketball July 18-23 9-12 14-17 50 Boys $190 $415 (Ages 14-17)
Volleyball # 2 July 25-30 6-12 11-17 90 B&G $190 Not Offered
All-Sport August 3-6 K-5 5-10 60 B&G $160 Not Offered
Girls Basketball # 2 August 8-13 6-12 11-17 130 Girls $190 $415 (Ages 13-17)
Hockey Camps Date Grade Age Gender Fee
Skills N’ Drills Camp July 12-16 1-8 6-13 B&G $265
Senior Advanced Camp July 16-20 9-12 14-17 Boys $265
Intermediate Advanced Camp July 20-23 5-8 10-13 B&G $265
Junior Advanced Goalie Camp July 16-18 1-8 6-13 B&G $199
Elite Goalie Camp July 23-25 Bantam 15-20 Boys $199
Date Grade Age Gender Fee
Skills N’ Drills Evening July 11-16 1-8 6-13 B & G $65
Advanced Skating (A) July 11-16 3-12 8-17 B & G $65
Advanced Skating (B) July 18-23 3-12 8-17 B & G $65
Advanced Shooting (A) July 11-16 3-12 8-17 B & G $65
Advanced Shooting (B) July 18-23 3-12 8-17 B & G $65
Checking July 18-23 3-12 8-17 B & G $65
In-Person Registration: Aitken University Centre Box Office
Aitken University Centre (Lower Concourse)
Telephone: (506) 447-3082
Fax: (506) 453-5078
Please Note: UNB has the right to cancel any camp due to a lack of applicants.
examining several issues, including patterns
of land settlement, family and kinship ties,
family persistence and social structure. It is
looking at the first two to three generations
of settlement and reasons why some families
persisted in the area while others left. @
Alison Champ (BA, BEd’03) is teaching
at the Harbour View School, a private
Chinese elementary and high school in
Tianjin, China, and “waving the UNB
colours!” The staff is a terrific mix of
Canadian and American teachers. @
Andrew Cranke (BScEE) and wife
Samantha of Kanata, Ont., announce the
birth of Rachel on March 26, 2003.
Nancy (Patterson, BEd) and Clifton
Hargrove (BBA’86, BEd’88) of Fredericton
announce the birth of Harrison on Sept. 1,
Jason Myatt (BBA) of St. Andrews, N.B.,
graduated from RCMP Training Division in
August 2003. He has been posted to St.
Stephen, N.B. He and his wife Jocelyn
Myatt (Currie, BA’00, BEd) live in St.
Andrews, N.B., and Jocelyn continues to
teach at Saint John High School. @
Richard Paixao (BScCE) of Toronto married
Stephanie O’Ree in Cuba on Jan. 27,
Erin Toole (LLB) and Ian Rice of Toronto
announce the birth of Jack Frederick Rice on
Oct. 12, 2003.
Jodi (Stringer, BSc, BEd) and Jeff Warr
(BEd’01) of Smith Falls, Ont., announce the
arrival of Iain Alexander Warr, a little brother
for Alivia Grace, born on Feb. 9, 2004,
weighing in at 10 lb., 5.5 oz. @
Jennifer O’Donnell (BA) of Bath, N.B.,
was awarded a N.S. Health Research
Foundation student research award on July
24, 2003. She is in her second year of study
in an MSc (speech-language pathology)
degree at Dalhousie University.
Kristin Robertson (BN) of Keswick
Ridge, N.B, announces her engagement to
Nathan Gilmore. The wedding is to take
place on June 19, 2004. @
Jeffrey Taylor (BSc) of Toronto received
his master of science degree from the
University of Toronto in November 2003.
He is currently undertaking his PhD in
Ashley Hallihan (BSc, BEd) of Cassilis,
N.B., married Kelly Manderville on Aug. 16,
2003, in Blackville, N.B.
Chris Head (BEd) and Tammy Contuk of
Pictou, N.S., announce the birth of MacKenzie
Lauren Contuk Head on Jan. 9, 2004.
Tara McCarthy (BSc) of Fredericton
joined the optometry practices of Drs. White
& Soicher and Drs. Blanchard & Soicher.
Brian Moar (BEd) of Miramichi, N.B.,
graduated from the RCMP Academy in
Regina in November 2003. He is posted to
NOTE: Hither & Yon is compiled from
submissions sent to us directly by alumni,
and from information about alumni
gleaned from various public sources, such
as newspapers, trade publications and
news releases. @ at the end of an item
indicates entries sent to Alumni News via e-
mail or the Internet.
Stu Muir (BBA) of St. Albert, Alta., has
achieved his PMP (project management
professional) certification from the Project
Management Institute. @
Mark Batten (BSc) of Pointe-Claire,
Que., is owner of Lou Batten Inc., a
women’s lingerie manufacturer. He lives in
Montreal with his wife Cindy and children
Brittany, 16, and Brent, 14.
Sandra Watt (BA) and Brent Mason
(BA’86) of Saint John announce the birth of
Matthew Anthony on Nov. 13, 2003.
Greg Snow (BA) and Claudine (Hebert)
welcomed Ellie Marie Joanne on Nov. 19,
2003. She joined her sister Emma, 21
months. The family lives in Grand Bay-
Westfield, N.B., with a beautiful view of
UNBSJ, and welcomes old and new friends
by land or by sea (river). @
Alexis (Butler, BSc) and Scott Lockhart
of Brewer, Me., were married in August,
1999 and are pleased to announce the birth
of their son, Josh Butler Lockhart, on Feb.
14, 2003. Alexis is working in Bangor, Me.,
as a server administrator at Bangor Savings
Bank and Scott is an RN at Bangor Mental
Health Institute. @
Craig Haynes (BA) of Ottawa has taken a
temporary leave from the N.W.T. and his law
practice. In January, Craig joined the ministerial
staff of the Hon. Bill Graham, minister of
foreign affairs. He serves as adviser on Asia-
Pacific issues and the liaison to the government’s
B.C., west and northern caucus. @
Dennis Gonzalez (BBA, LLB’02) of Saint
John has joined the law firm of Correia and
David Ramsay (BA) of Yellowknife, N.W.T.,
was elected to the Legislative Assembly of the
Northwest Territories on Nov. 24, 2003, representing
the electoral district of Kam Lake.
Previously, David served two terms as a
Yellowknife city councillor. David would like to
say hello to old university friends, and professors.
He would encourage all to visit the
N.W.T. website at www.gov.nt.ca. @
Jennifer Seely (BSc, BEd’99) of Shawville,
Que., is still active in the scouting movement.
She’s landed a full-time, permanent job at the
English high school in Campbell’s Bay, teaching
at least a few kids in every high school
grade level (from G7 to G11): morals (7-8),
science (8), technology (9), physical science
(10), and chemistry/physics on alternating
years to grades 10 and 11 combined. The reptile
collection is expanding and there is now a
snake in the lab at school to help educate the
kids about these interesting animals. @
David Crowley (BA) and wife Tammy of
Moncton, N.B., have returned to N.B. from
a three-year stay in Calgary. They were
expecting an addition to the family in mid-
March and David has started a new job
with Nerds On Site in Moncton. @
Andrea (McMenamon, BBA) of
Quispamsis, N.B., married Matthew
Hughes (BBA) of Hampton, N.B. on July
12, 2003. Matthew and Andrea are both
licenced realtors working at Re/Max
Professionals in Saint John. Matthew and
Andrea own and operate their own land
development company, Hughes
Development Inc., and home construction
company, Hughes Home Construction. @
Tara Charlton (Nason, BN) and husband
Paul of Hoyt, N.B., announce the arrival of
their first child, Alexander Paul, on March
29, 2003. Tara has enjoyed the challenges
and rewards of being “just a mommy” for
the last year and returned to work at the
Oromocto Public Hospital in March. She
would love to hear from old friends and
classmates. email@example.com. @
Heather (Smith, BSc) and Charlie
Rogers of Saint John announce the arrival
of their first child, Ryan Charles, on May
18, 2003, at Saint John Regional Hospital.
He weighed 6 lb., 14 3 ⁄4 oz. @
36 • UNB ALUMNI NEWS SPRING 2004
Photo and Design: Rob Blanchard
This stylized photo by Rob Blanchard of UNB’s Media Services in Fredericton serves to give some sense of the electric atmosphere inside the Aitken
Centre during the CIS men’s hockey championships. The photo was taken at a critical point of UNB’s game with Alberta, with UNB down 2 goals.
What a show!
CIS hockey tourney rocks
as UNB earns a silver
Ask anyone who was there. It was the best display of
hockey, rife with both talent and drama, in the Canadian
Interuniversity Sports (CIS) men’s hockey championships in
years, and it happened at UNB.
The results are well-known by now. The UNB V-Reds,
ranked last going into the tournament among the six teams
competing, won the silver after dropping a heartbreaking 3-
2 double overtime gold medal game to the St. Francis Xavier
The Varsity Reds were gunning for their first national title
since 1998 in front of a sold-out Aitken Centre crowd as
UNBF hosted its second straight CIS championship. The
club had jumped into a 2-0 first period lead before St. FX
battled back to tie the contest, forcing the extra sessions and
winning it on a dramatic goal in the second overtime.
To get to the final, UNB pulled off the upset of the entire
season when it defeated the previously undefeated
University of Alberta Golden Bears 6-5 in overtime just 24
hours before the gold-medal game. It was No. 1-ranked
Alberta’s first loss in 44 games, but UNB fought back from
two goals down to stun the Bears. The Varsity Reds had also
CONTINUED, see V-Reds, p. 38
In the photos to the right: Top, three generations cheer on the Reds. From
left are Carol McKinley, her grandson Gavin McClare, Gavin’s mother
Michele McClare (McKinley, BPE’88), Ryan McClare, and Gary
McKinley. Middle photo, the V-Reds’ Ryan Burgoyne pops home the puck
during the Alberta game, a pivotal goal that brought the Reds to within
one of the Bears, who were leading 4-2 early in the third. Bottom, former
V-Reds goalie Gene Chiarello, left, who is battling cancer, is greeted during
a ceremonial puck drop by N.B. Justice Minister Brad Green (BA’87,
LLB’90), and a party of UNB hockey alumni and dignitaries.
Photo: Rob Blanchard
Photo: Rob Blanchard
Photo: Rob Blanchard
SPRING 2004 UNB ALUMNI NEWS • 37
Faces in the crowds:
At an alumni reception,
above; the athletics
right; in the
stands, below left; and
at the Aitken Centre,
UNB President John
Board of Governors
Past Chair Rod
Nolan, below right.
Photo: Alumni News
CONTINUED from p. 37
defeated the University of Ottawa Gee
Gees along the way in the highly successful
And in the bronze-medal game, the
Dalhousie Tigers handed Alberta its
second defeat of the season with a 4-1
victory. That meant the top three finishers
in the CIS were Maritime universities.
St. FX entered the tournament
ranked second, while Dal was ranked
UNB alumni, faculty, staff, and students
were all part of the emotionally
charged atmosphere generated by the
hockey team. All eight games were
sold out in the 4,000-seat arena. And
dozens of former UNB varsity hockey
Photo: Alumni News
Photo: Denise Rowe
Photo: Alumni News
players returned for the tournament and
attended special events, including
receptions held by the Associated
Alumni before each game.
More than anything, the games, and
the V-Reds’ performance, inspired a
sense of pride among students, alumni
and every day fans of the Reds that hasn’t
been seen for some time. In an editorial
about school spirit, Brunswickan
editor-in-chief Sean Patrick Sullivan
wrote, “In my five years here, I’ve
never seen anything like I did Sunday
The Varsity Reds battled their way to
the silver, but for many it was indeed a
gold medal performance.
Elsewhere on the CIS
sporting front . . .
The V-Reds men’s basketball team
made it to the CIS championships in
March for the first time since 1967.
After an easy win over Brandon in
their first game, the eighth-ranked Reds
took on the top-ranked Carleton
Ravens in the quarter-finals. The Reds
lost a knuckle-biter 77-75 to the eventual
In other CIS championships, swimmer
Carla Guerts-Cole won two golds
and a bronze, swimmer Dan Monid
brought home a silver, and wrestler
Promise Mwenga also garnered a silver.
KUDOS — VARSITY REDS
Following are the major Varsity
Reds award winners for 2003-04:
Garnet Copeland Medal (Best All-Round
Athlete): Joe Thompson (basketball)
Colin B. Mackay Shield (Female Athlete of the
Year): Jennie Scholten (volleyball)
James Downey Shield (Male Athlete of the
Year): Dan Goggin (basketball)
Pepsi Female Rookie of the Year: Danielle
Pepsi Male Rookie of the Year: Kevin Young
CIS All-Canadian Club, the R.H.B. McLaughlin
Trust: Promise Mwenga (wrestling); Dan
Monid and Carla Geurts-Cole (swimming);
Reg Bourcier and Kevin Young (hockey)
CIS Medalists: Carla Geurts-Cole (swimming:
two golds, one in the 400m freestyle and one in
the 800m freestyle; bronze in 200m freestyle);
Dan Monid (swimming: silver in 50m freestyle);
Promise Mwenga (wrestling: silver in the 54-kg
class); Men’s Hockey Teamj23
KUDOS — SEAWOLVES
Following are the 2003-04 team and
individual Seawolves award winners:
Men’s Soccer: Adam Wilkins, MVP; Scott
Hachey, Rookie of the Year
Women’s Soccer: Melissa Drolet, MVP;
Courtney Taylor, Rookie of the Year
Men’s Volleyball: Tim Edgell, MVP; Jeff Todd,
Rookie of the Year
Women’s Volleyball: Michelle Cyr, MVP; Erica
Downey, Coach’s Choice
Men’s Basketball: Joseph Dow, MVP; Jeremy
McLean, Coach’s Choice
Women’s Basketball: Jacqueline Kennedy,
MVP; Pauline Waggott, Coach’s Choice
Badminton: Ningna Liao, MVP; Hilary Moors,
Academic-Athletics Achievement Awards:
Female: Ashley Wood; Male: Kiley Daley
Athletes of the Year:
Female: Jacqueline Kennedy; Male: Scott Hachey
38 • UNB ALUMNI NEWS SPRING 2004
TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE UNIVERSITY OF
NEW BRUNSWICK… THE REST OF CANADA SURE IS!
3M Teaching Fellowship
Principal Award for Innovation –
Ernest C. Manning Foundation
IN 2003, UNB TOOK HOME SOME OF THE
NATION'S TOP AWARDS FOR RESEARCH, TEACHING,
AND INNOVATION... THAT’S SIGNIFICANT.
There’s been a lot of national attention focused on the University of
New Brunswick, and for three good reasons! This year, two of our
professors garnered one of the top research awards and one of the top
teaching awards in Canada for 2003. And one of our graduates also
received the top national Manning Innovation prize for technology
transfer and commercialization.
Biologist Gary Saunders received one of NSERC's prestigious Steacie
Fellowships, marking the second time in three years that the top
research award in the country has gone to a UNB researcher.
Pierre Zundel, a professor in the Faculty of Forestry and Environmental
Management and at UNB's Renaissance College, received Canada's premier
teaching honour, a 3M Teaching Fellowship.
UNB graduate Nancy Mathis, who successfully commercialized the
technology she developed as a PhD student – and nurtured the growth
of her company at UNB's entrepreneurial development centre – was
just awarded the Ernest C. Manning Foundation's Principal Award
Research, Teaching and Innovation – that's how we make a difference
for New Brunswick and for Canada... a significant difference!
The Honourable Bernard Lord
Premier of New Brunswick
President of the
University of New Brunswick
President and CEO of the
New Brunswick Innovation Foundation
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It’s the power of three! The University of New Brunswick.
The Government of New Brunswick. And the New Brunswick
Innovation Foundation. It's their vision and partnership that
will ensure continued results of this kind enhancing
New Brunswick's place as a player in Canada's innovation agenda.
www.gnb.ca • www.nbif.ca • www.unb.ca
An Alumni Success Story
Emily and Rob know they can’t predict
their future. But they know how to protect it.
Emily and Rob know there are no guarantees in life. They make the best financial decisions they can for
their future and accept that some things are out of their control. The future security of their family isn’t
one of those things. That’s why Emily and Rob invested in their Alumni Insurance Plans — the ones that
support their alma mater. They benefit from the low rates and the security of knowing that help will be
there, just in case it's ever needed. After all, the future is too important to be left to chance.
Extended Health &
Dental Care Insurance
To find out more about these Alumni Insurance Plans that support University of New Brunswick,
visit the Web site designed exclusively for University of New Brunswick alumni at:
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If not delivered, return requested:
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