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ALUMNI NEWS Spring 2004

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ALUMNI NEWS

INSIDE

ASSOCIATED ALUMNI

COUNCIL MEMBERS

President

Carey A. Ryan (BA’70, MEd’79)

Vice-President

Barry Beckett (PhD’70)

Treasurer

Marti-Lou Neill (BA’69)

Secretary

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)

Councillors

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)

UNB President

John McLaughlin (BScSE’69, MScSE’71)

Association Executive Director

Mark Hazlett (BPE’87, MPE’89)


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Next Issue: Fall 2004

Deadline: August 1, 2004

Printed in Canada

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

story.

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!

37

Hockey madness

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.

4 Comment

5 Literature

6 UNB Digest

18 Association Activities

25 Hither & Yon

37 Sports

www.unb.ca/alumni

UNB

Cover Photo

Alumnus William S.

Lewis with UNB doctoral

students. See page 12.

Photos & Photo

Illustration:

Joy Cummings

SPRING 2004 UNB ALUMNI NEWS • 3


COMMENT

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

of alumni.

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.

President,

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


LITERATURE

Under Tow: A History

of Tugs and Towing

By Donal M. Baird (BSc’48)

Vanwell Publishing Ltd.

ISBN: 1-4107-1018-1

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.

Peregrinus

By Michael Bankiewicz (PhD’56)

1st Book Library

ISBN: 1-4107-1018-1

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:

Selected Poems

By Brian Bartlett (BA’75)

Goose Lane Editions (Canada);

Peterloo Poets (Cornwall, England)

ISBN: 0-86492-357-0

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,

C-AUS’87)

Luna Books

ISBN: 0-373-80205-6

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,

visit www.deborahhale.com.

The Last Champion

By Deborah Hale (MacDonald, BEd’80,

C-AUS’87)

Harlequin Historical

ISBN: 0-373-29303-8

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)

Triumph Books

ISBN: 0-920445-86-1

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

author.

The Ultimate Prize —

The Stanley Cup

By James Duplacey (BA’76)

Andrews McMeel

ISBN: 0-740738-30-5

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)

World Publications

ISBN: 1-57215-337-7

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

(BSc’55)

Knockout Communications

ISBN: 1894933621

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.

Crabby Crab

By Ruth I. Howard (BSc’44)

Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1-4120-1432-8

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.

ISBN: 1-895830-23-0

The third edition of Tom Isaac’s

Aboriginal Law contains more extensive and

SPRING 2004 UNB ALUMNI NEWS • 5


LITERATURE

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

Canada.”

Fredericton Flashback

By Ted Jones (BA’65, MA’69)

Nimbus Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1-55109-465-7

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)

LexisNexis Butterworths

ISBN: 0-433-44171-2

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.

UNB DIGEST

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

long term.

“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

the future.”

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

campus.”

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

the original.

For more information about the

UNB Fredericton campus plan, visit

www.unbf.ca/campusplan.

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

history.

“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

in 2002.

“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

UNB DIGEST

MCCAIN APPOINTED CHAIR

OF FORGING OUR FUTURES

Alumnus on board

to lead ambitious

capital campaign

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

country.

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

www.unbfutures.ca.

SPRING 2004 UNB ALUMNI NEWS • 7


UNB DIGEST

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.

Shaila Bari

Memorial Scholarship

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

Memorial Bursary

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.

Jason Herron

Memorial Award

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.

Maureen McCarthy

Memorial Bursary

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

Maureen McCarthy.

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 giving@unbfutures.ca.

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

M

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

students.

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

talking about.

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.

UNB DIGEST

UNBSJ helps improve

health research

U

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,”

he said.

“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


UNB DIGEST

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

food firm.

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

directors.

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

Foundation.

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

Eleanor Johnson.

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

engineering.

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.

UNB DIGEST

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.

Web Sightings

■ 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

past editions.

■ 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


FEATURE STORY

MAKING A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE

$2.5M Gift

a Landmark

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.

My commitment

must be seen as a

catalyst and

incentive to others.’

— Dr. William Lewis

Photo:

Joy Cummings

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

Association

HOMETOWN: Halifax

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

Maritime literature.”

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;

MScEE’02, UNB

CURRENT STUDIES: PhD candidate, electrical and

computer engineering. “My interests are in the field of

signal processing, with a focus on pattern recognition

systems.”

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

$9,000.”

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

century.”

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

process.”

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

Above, English

Prof. John

Grube, one of

three full-time

faculty members

at UNBSJ in

1964, teaches a

class in what

used to be a

barn at the back

of Beaverbrook

House. Left, a

youthful chemistry

Prof.

Barry Beckett,

who later served

as the institution’s

long-time

registrar, at

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,

sporting events

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

duffleym@unbsj.ca.

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ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES

UNB

Make your

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: alumni@unb.ca.

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

communications co-ordinator,

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: alumni@unb.ca, 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 reunions@unb.ca.

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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.

Blake Brunsdon

UNB Graduate –

Faculty of Forestry

& Environmental

Management, BScF ‘79

Chief Forester

J.D. Irving Limited

Saint John, N.B.

BUILDING AND

PROVIDING SUPPORT...

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

joint support.

Gary Hoadley, P. Eng.

UNB Graduate –

Faculty of Engineering

BScME ‘74

Consulting Mechanical Engineer

Hoadley Engineering Inc.

Moncton, N.B.

Atreyi Mukherji, M.D.

UNB Graduate –

Faculty of Science, Applied Science

and Engineering

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:

WWW.UNB.CA/UNBDIFFERENCE/PROUDLYUNB

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.


ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES

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.

Association

offers new

credit card

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

balance transfers.*

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

alumni@unb.ca.

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

6E6.

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

company. While

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.

ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES

Your Candidates for Alumni Council 2004-2006


BALLOT

Voter Identification

Section:

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.

Signature

(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

work.

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:

Name ______________________________

Degree/Yr. __________________________

Address _____________________________

_____________________________

Tel: (H) _______________________

Tel: (W) _______________________

Council Elections

Four to be elected

Choose up to four of the

following candidates:

❑ 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

www.unb.ca/alumni

Teresa d’Entremont

(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.

Matthew Hanrahan

(BBA’98) of Calgary, Alta.,

is a district sales manager

with General Motors of

Canada. While attending

UNB, Matthew was a

Student Union Business

Faculty representative,

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.

Aaron McIntosh

(BBA’97, BA’00) of Toronto

is manager, economic development,

in Bell Canada’s

Community Development

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.

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ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES

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


ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES

UPCOMING EVENTS

NEED MORE INFORMATION?

Updates and additions to our Upcoming Events are also listed

on the UNB Alumni Web Page: www.unb.ca/alumni/events

CAMPUS 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

reunions@unb.ca.

REUNIONS

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 reunions@unb.ca 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 reunions@unb.ca 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 reunions@unb.ca 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 reunions@unb.ca ASAP.

CHAPTERS

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 cmcoldwell@shaw.ca 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 sfall@telusplanet.net 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 mike.vanderveer@unb.ca.

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

Associated Alumni.

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)

453-4847.

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Friends

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 . . .

PUBLISHER’S CIRCLE

EDITOR’S CIRCLE

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.

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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.

’36

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

nephews.

’37

Robert Peacock (BScEE) of Erin

Meadow, Ont., passed away on Nov. 17,

2003. His is survived by his son Brian and

two grandchildren.

’38

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.

’39

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

several cousins.

’40

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

Murphy (BScCE’72).

’42

Frances Peacock (Murray, BA) of

Ridgeville, Ont., passed away on Jan. 29,

2004. She is survived by her children.

’46

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

three nieces.

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: anderk@unb.ca

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’47

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.

(BA’48).

’48

Douglas Tims (BSc) of Ottawa passed

away on Oct. 15, 2003. He is survived by

his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

’49

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.

’50

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.

’51

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

seven grandchildren.

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.

’52

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.

’56

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.

’57

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.

’58

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.

’59

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.

’60

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

1965.

’62

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.

’63

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.

’64

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,

BA’67).

’65

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

Canada.

’66

Alfred Short (BBA) of Guelph, Ont.,

passed away on Dec. 1, 2003. He is survived

by his brother, nieces and nephews.

’67

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.

’68

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.

’69

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

System Operator.

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.

’70

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

Canada jersey.

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

nephew.

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

resources professional.

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

and Bliss.

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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

family members.

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

brothers.

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.

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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.

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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. @

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J. Ernest Drapeau (LLB) of Shediac, N.B., was appointed chief

justice of New Brunswick on March 26, 2003.

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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;

and grandchildren.

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.

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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 s_dasgupta@vssc.org. @

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. @

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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.

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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

1993.

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

mining companies.

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.

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Andy Scott (BA) of Fredericton was named minister of state

(infrastructure) in Prime Minister Paul Martin’s federal cabinet.

’80

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.

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Jonas Angus (BScME) of Harvard, Mass., would welcome e-

mails from class of ’82 mechanical engineering class. He can be

reached at jangus@trstpe.com.

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.

’83

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

’81

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

year. @

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

Marilynne. @

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.

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Geoffrey Machum (LLB) of Halifax was appointed Queen’s

counsel in January 2004. He is a partner with Stewart McKelvey

Stirling Scales.

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

a sister.

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Shirley Anderson (BEd) of Centreville, N.B., retired in June 2003

after teaching for 33 years in School District 14.

’86

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. @

’87

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 drkhodabocus@hotmail.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

dpastin618@rogers.com. @

Elizabeth Pugh (BScCE, MScCE’93) and husband David Regan

of Halifax announce the birth of Sarah Elizabeth on Sept. 20, 2003.

’88

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

Tasmania. @

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.

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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 racheli@sympatico.ca. @

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,

2003.

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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’90

Geneviève Marie Chanteloup (BA) and husband Dennis Stevens

of Ottawa announce the birth of Isabelle Margaret on June 17,

2003.

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 david.morgan@nbed.nb.ca. @

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

chris@paslbr.bc.ca.

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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 raaum@telus.net. @

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. @

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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.

27, 2003.

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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 orobo2000_1999@yahoo.co.uk. @

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.

SPRING 2004 UNB ALUMNI NEWS • 31


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 jdarling@sympatico.ca. @

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.

’94

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

Dominion Securities.

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

mike.kendrick@unb.ca. @

Paul Mason (BScCS) and Karen Poirier

of Calgary, Alta., announce the birth of

their son, Liam Robert Raymond, on Feb. 3,

2004.

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.

’95

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

mechanic. @

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.

’96

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

financial adviser.

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

d_a_damery@telus.net.

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.

’97

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 lynner@nb.sympatico.ca.

Derrick Webster (BBA) and Krista Skov-Nielson of Saint John

announce the birth of Avery Derrick Kurt on Jan. 27, 2004.

’98

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.

5, 2004.

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 kristaandgerry@shaw.ca. @

Sarah (Hall, BA) and Jeff Vail of Sussex,

N.B., announce the birth of Kathleen

Elizabeth on Aug. 25, 2003.

’99

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

robind@ripnet.com. @

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 millsbd@nb.sympatico.ca. @

Diana Roy (BEd) and Mark Searle of

Rothesay, N.B., announce the birth of

Abigail Jane on May 25, 2003.

’00

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.,

Dorothy King

BA’36

Fredericton

Robert Peacock

BScEE’37

Erin Meadows, Ont.

Sister Mary Murphy BA’38, MA’40

Saint John, N.B.

Madeline Carter

BA’39

Millidgeville, N.B.

Patrick Murphy

BSc’40

Riverview, N.B.

Frances (Murray) Peacock BA’42

Ridgeville, Ont.

Henry Durost

BA’46

Toronto

John E. McAllister

BScEE’47

Hot Springs Village, Ark.

Harold Swim BSc’47, MSc’49

Danville, Ky.

Douglas Tims

BSc’48

Ottawa

Lawrence Dow

BA’49,

BEd’54, PG/ED’74

Bath, N.B.

Joseph White

BScCE’49

Ottawa

Art Hannah

BScCE’50

Baie d’Urfe, Que.

Alfred Tracy-Gould

BCL’50

Miramichi, N.B.

Edison Cliff Class of ’51

Vancouver

Ruth (Nicholson) Dibbs BA’51, MA’53

Ottawa

Dirk Van Der Meijden BScEE’52

Montreal

John (Jack) White

BScEE’52

Halifax

John Hamilton BSc’57, MSc’62

Fredericton

Robert Stanfield

LLD’58

Ottawa

Myrna Tomlinson BSc’59, BEd’60

Perth-Andover, N.B.

Sister Agnes Butler

BEd’60

Saint John, N.B.

Jeremy (Jerry) Gadd

BA’67

Victoria

Nancy Kilburn BA’63, BEd’73

Fredericton

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

IN MEMORIAM

Alexander LeBlanc BScCE’64

Fredericton

Gailand Ross Bradford BT’64, BA’65

St. Stephen, N.B.

Alfred Short

BBA’66

Guelph, Ont.

Theresa Hebert BT’68, PG/ED’76

Fredericton

Andrew Matheson BA’69, BEd’70

Miramichi, N.B.

Hilda Joslin

BT’70

Fredericton

John Payne

BA’70

Fredericton

Judith Chapman BA’71, MA’74

Grand Bay-Westfield, N.B.

Jackson Hanson BT’71, MEd’73, BEd’73

Fredericton

Frederick Toole

LLB’71

Saint John, N.B.

Daniel Skaling

MA’71

Fredericton

Barney Wright

BA’72

Woodstock, N.B.

William Allen

BEd’75

Mactaquac, N.B.

Nancy Taylor

BA’75

Moncton, N.B.

Mary Brennan BT’77, BEd’79

Saint John, N.B.

Marjorie (Midge)

Chapman (Neilson)

BN’78

Moncton, N.B.

Bridgette (Betty) Henderson BN’78

Saint John, N.B.

Glenn Murray BScCE’78, MScCE’82

Riverview, N.B.

Geoffrey McBeath BScCE’83

Halifax

Raymond Shalala

LLB’84

Moncton, N.B.

Harrison McCain

LLD’86

Florenceville, N.B.

Carol Jones Class of ’88

St. Lambert, Que.

Karla Clarke

BA’96

Labrador City, NL

contacted at jperry3454@rogers.com. @

Ellen (Compton, BA, BEd) and Kirby

Tremblay of Quispamsis, N.B., announce the

birth of Cohen Edward on Jan. 16, 2004.

’01

Natalie Anderson (BBA) of Woodstock,

N.B., is employed at the accounting firm of

Thornton-McCain.

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

& Accommodation

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swim 100M

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Soccer July 5-9 2-6 8-12 80 B&G $190 Not Offered

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Skills N’ Drills Camp July 12-16 1-8 6-13 B&G $265

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Intermediate Advanced Camp July 20-23 5-8 10-13 B&G $265

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& Older

Specialized Hockey

Programs

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

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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,

2003.

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,

2004. @

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. @

’02

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

atmospheric physics.

’03

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

Surrey, B.C.

Hither

& Yon

SAINT JOHN

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.

’75

Stu Muir (BBA) of St. Albert, Alta., has

achieved his PMP (project management

professional) certification from the Project

Management Institute. @

’83

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.

’90

Sandra Watt (BA) and Brent Mason

(BA’86) of Saint John announce the birth of

Matthew Anthony on Nov. 13, 2003.

’92

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). @

’93

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. @

’94

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. @

’95

Dennis Gonzalez (BBA, LLB’02) of Saint

John has joined the law firm of Correia and

Collins.

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. @

’96

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. @

’98

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. @

’99

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. @

’00

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. ptc@nbnet.nb.ca. @

’01

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

University X-Men.

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


SPORTS

Faces in the crowds:

At an alumni reception,

above; the athletics

director’s reception,

right; in the

stands, below left; and

at the Aitken Centre,

UNB President John

McLaughlin and

Board of Governors

Past Chair Rod

Nolan, below right.

Photo: Alumni News

V-Reds

CONTINUED from p. 37

defeated the University of Ottawa Gee

Gees along the way in the highly successful

national tournament.

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

fifth.

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

night.”

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

national champions.

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

Smith (swimming)

Pepsi Male Rookie of the Year: Kevin Young

(hockey)

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:

Team Awards:

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,

Coach’s Choice

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!

Gary Saunders

Steacie Fellowship

Pierre Zundel

3M Teaching Fellowship

Nancy Mathis

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

for Innovation.

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

John McLaughlin

President of the

University of New Brunswick

Yves Gagnon

President and CEO of the

New Brunswick Innovation Foundation

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT A

POWERFUL PARTNERSHIP!

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


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