ABOUT COUNCIL 2017-18
The UNBSU council is comprised of 11 faculty councillors, 9 non-faculty councillors and 6 student senators. This group is elected by the students each year to represent their constituencies in all the major decisions of the UNBSU. These individuals also comprise the majority of our committees and help with many facets of the Union's Operations.
Seshu is a fourth year student in Biology-Physics and Philosophy here at UNB. He was born in Fredericton, and went to high school here. At UNB he's gotten involved with the Townhouse Glee Choir and UNB Hemlock Club, and in his spare time he enjoys playing guitar, singing and reading. Seshu is a firm believer that dialogue and discourse are the most important things: this is a fancy way to say he can't stop talking. You should say hello to him, he gets lonely.
Hey everyone! My name is Chantal Bériault and I am a 4th year student business student honouring in Accounting and Finance. I am originally from Québec City, but have been living in Fredericton for a while now. I have always been involved in the business faculty as a peer mentor and as part of the executive of the Business Administration Undergrad Society, two roles I will continue to occupy in 2017-2018! In my spare time, I like to binge watch The Office on Netflix, play soccer or dance, and volunteer. I also love travelling and eating poutine!
I am excited to help business students take advantage of all the resources available to them, as well as voicing suggestions to your Student Union. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns!
My name is Jill Pilgrim and I'm entering into my third year of Law at UNB. This will be my seventh year at the school as I also did my four year undergrad here - a BA in Psychology. This is my first involvement in the Student Union, however I spent two years on the executive of the Undergraduate Psychology Society and also acted as President for the UNB Red Brigade for 4 years. I love UNB and am excited to represent the Faculty of Law for the 2017-2018 year!
Hey everyone! My name is Perry and I am honoured to have been elected your Arts Councillor for 2017/18. Home is a moving target for me. Currently my parents live in Cambridge, Nova Scotia thus making the Annapolis Valley home. That said, I have considered Fredericton home since moving here in 2011; now live in a quaint apartment on the south-side with my beautiful kitty Faye. Academically, my studies are diverse as I graduated in 2014 from UNB with a BA in History and am now in my third year of my second BA, this time in Psychology with a specialization in Neuroscience. This fall will also mark the third year that I have been a Peer Mentor with the Faculty of Arts and I hope to use my position in both capacities to do everything I can for the Arts students I represent. One of the major projects I hope to accomplish, with the help of other Peer Mentors and the Faculty of Arts, is to make the “Arts Matters” Undergraduate Arts Conference a regional conference where Arts students from all the Atlantic Universities can come to UNB to share and discuss ideas. I look forward to working with both the Faculty and the Student Union on other initiatives to make life at UNB even better for students. If you have questions, concerns, or you just want to talk let me know! I will be happy to oblige. Once again, thank you for choosing me to be your Arts Councillor and have an amazing 2017/18 academic year!
Hi guys! This is my second year as your Forestry and Environmental Management Representative on the UNBSU. I was born and raised in a little Acadian fishing village just outside the Cape Breton Highlands National Park called Chéticamp, on Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island. After graduating school, my French heritage guided me to the Université de Moncton, where I spent a year studying Civil Engineering. I transferred to UNB in my second year, and am now currently undertaking my third year of Forestry (fourth year post-secondary overall). I love being outdoors (especially in the summer), and try to spend as much time as I can in nature, doing things such as biking, hiking, and swimming at the beach. When indoors (especially in winter), I like to play volleyball, or go to the gym. My hobbies include reading novels, and listening to music older than your parents. My favourites TV shows are much too numerous to list (though Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and Westworld are up there), and my favourite movies include The Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy, Star Wars, and Indiana Jones (and many more).
Hello everyone! My name is Shanece and I am in my third year of electrical engineering! I come from a very small town outside of Moncton where a traffic jam usually consists of a tractor! I will be a proctor in Neville Jones this year, but I lived in Mackenzie for the past two years! This year as a councillor I really want to work with the university and council to support women in engineering! I'm always around campus and usually at head rest if you have any questions!
Hi! My name is Emily McMillan and I am a second-year student in the Faculty of Nursing. I am a talkative gal, that loves to meet new faces. You can probably find me studying, or at any local art related event. In my spare time (If I have any -haha) I like to perform poetry, seek art galleries, or hangout with my friends. My favorite color is mustard yellow and I tell a lot of bad jokes/ horrid puns.
As the Renaissance College Faculty Councillor, I hope to make our small (but amazing) faculty a more prominent presence here on the hill! I hope to do so through bridging the gap between Renaissance College Society (RCS) and UNB Student Union/ other faculties, as we often carry out similar events. I am very excited to be working together with these exceptional groups and I thoroughly look forward to carrying out many successful events both off and on campus! I am in my third and final year of RC, and one day, I hope to pursue a career as a medical doctor.
If you would like to meet and discuss any ideas, I am often found at the SUB studying, so please don’t hesitate to reach out! I would love to listen and talk to you about any ideas or concerns you have!
Hi! My name is Emmanuel and I am the kinesiology representative on the UNBSU. This is my second year on UNBSU and I am in my fourth year of a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology degree. As well, I am a peer mentor and kin camp organizer for my faculty. This year I will work alongside the kinesiology society to help improve the wellbeing of the students as well as come up with fun activities throughout the year. A little about me, I am well known in my year for consuming an absurd amount of coffee on any given day. Usually you can either see me playing pickup basketball or studying. One last point about me; I have had the tremendous pleasure of living at home with my mom at home during my undergrad.
Hi everyone, my name is Emily. Two things I really enjoy are noodles and pets with people names (like the name Bruce for a chihuahua). I’ve been a part of the residence community for two years now and I’m excited to explore the role of student union’s residence representative in the upcoming year. I look forward to voicing the concerns of our residence students at UNB and continuing to create special projects that benefit the well-being and enjoyment that these students experience. I hope to be an accessible and approachable figure on campus and encourage anyone to share their thoughts about improving our residences.
I am in my third year of the Business Administration program and I am doing my Honours in Accounting and a Concentration in Finance. I started my degree at Sunway University in Malaysia and am thrilled to finish at UNB. There’s more to the university experience than the classroom. Don’t limit your learning to the classroom. Go above and beyond what is asked of you! Therefore, I strongly encourage my fellow students to get involved in various activities during their journey at UNB. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, concerns or suggestions. I am always available in person or via e-mail.
As the accessibility councilor, I will advocate for all things related to increasing accessibility for those who need it at UNB as well as look out for student’s best interests as I see fit. I am originally from Unionville, Ontario but am proud to call Fredericton my home now. I am an avid mountain biker and snowboarder, and approachable to any new ideas pertaining to my role in the student union. I am new to the UNB student union this year but I have been a student here for three years and know how things work, and I will make a substantial impact with the help of the student body on my side. I will always be transparent in my beliefs and intentions with the student union. If you would like to meet and discuss any ideas, I am often found at the SUB studying say hello, and tell me some of your wonderful ideas.
Hey UNB, my name is Jackie Toner and I am this years 2017/2018 LGBT+ Councillor. Last year I had the pleasure of holding this position as well as being an executive member of Qmunity UNB, an active and exciting group on campus that works to unite, support and provide visibility to the UNB LGBTQ+ community. Over my time with the UNBSU I have worked to break down barriers and provide more resources for LGBTQ+ students and encourage inclusion on campus, along with providing events that support students such as the 1st ever Transgender Day of Remembrance that happened here at UNB in November 2016, while also being apart of countless conversations working towards future services at UNB for LGBTQ+ students. When I am not around the council table you can find me at the Currie Center teaching a cycling class, volunteering or doing research for my honours. This year I will be also be back in the residence community as a Proctor in Neill house after being a proctor in Joy Kidd for the past 2 years. For the 2017/2018 year I hope to continue advocating for the LGBTQ+ community with different projects going on throughout the year, if you have an suggestions or want to let me know what you want to see happen here on campus please feel free to email me at email@example.com!
Since moving here for school, I have been an active member of the Fredericton and UNB community. I enjoy volunteering for the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival every year and the Fredericton Community kitchen when I can. I have also volunteered in a number of activities to improve student life, such as helping with the community gardens initiative and the student union’s Textbroke campaign. I have also been involved in migrant justice work through No One Is Illegal – Fredericton and helped to organize a Fredericton contingent of the November 2nd Day of Action to abolish tuition. I hope to bring the same energy have to other forms of advocacy to my work at the student union and expand ways for students to engage and feel included in the decisions that affect and matter to them, as well as expand the Union’s work to combat oppression and exclusion on campus in its various forms. When I get some free time, you can probably catch me at the Cellar or one of the many cafes around Fredericton.
Originally from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, I am a Renaissance College student at UNB, taking a minor in Gender and Women’s Studies. I am passionate about environmentalism and social change. I am an active member of UNB’s Campus Food Strategy Group, and can be spotted at the Fredericton Farmers Market every Saturday morning. I love yoga, exploring outdoors, and both reading and writing poetry. I am very excited to be representing women’s issues and to be working with the Student Union this year! If you catch me on campus, do not hesitate to speak to me about any concerns you may have!
riginally from Corner Brook, Newfoundland, I am a first year student at UNB studying a Bachelor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Leadership with a minor in sociology. I am very passionate about social justice and having a positive impact on my community. I love studying theatre and I have been involved in many productions around Fredericton. I am an active member in the Jack.Org community, which works to advocate towards improving mental health resources. When I am not studying societal issues and smashing the stigma, you can catch me laughing with friends, hiking, and binge-watching multiple series on Netflix. I cannot wait to represent the student body of UNB as Inclusion Representative on the UNBSU for the 2017/18 academic year. If there are any issues you would like to bring up, please reach out to me, I would love to chat about issues that are affecting students.
My name is Jonathan Lazarev. I am currently completing my bachelor of science in Biology-Chemistry. In my spare time (which I seem to find a lot due to procrastinating) I like to play basketball, and chess. Aside from that, I pretty much live at the Student Union Building and the Science Library concourse. I love to talk, so if you see me around, holler at me!
Hi everyone! My name is Andrew Ward and I am pleased to be one of your student representatives this year on the UNB Senate. I am a third year Biology student originally from Courtice, Ontario and love meeting new people and learning about their experiences. Aside from the Senate, I am actively involved in many UNB clubs, compete on the men's swim team and I am an Educational Proctor in Joy Kidd House. My favourite pass-times though, include any activity that involves coffee!
I am passionate about student issues and believe UNB is a great school; however, as with anything, it is not perfect. I hope to be able to work with all of you to ensure your feedback is addressed. Feel free to reach out if you see me on campus, or just want to send me an email!
Students on UNB Board of Governors
Hi UNB! My name is Eke Kalu and I am a 3rd year science student from Lagos, Nigeria majoring in Biology and minoring in Mathematics. First as a Student Senator (last year) and now as a Student Representative on the Board of Governors, I am excited to work with a passionate group of students on Council, Senate and the Board to tackle a lot of the issues and challenges we face as students at UNB.
Over the course of my time at UNB I’ve been involved in the Math Society, UNB/STU African & Caribbean Society, been a Student Ambassador for the Pond-Deshpande Centre and have volunteered with several organizations. It’s been an amazing journey so far and I’m excited to continue that this year.
Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out with any ideas or concerns you have, I’ll be happy to hear from you! See you around campus and have a wonderful year!