UNBSU Red Awards Voting
Vote before: friday, march 1st, 2019
Select an Award to Vote For:
Community Outreach Award (scroll down to vote)
The Community Outreach Award will go to one outstanding student leader or club/society that:
That has demonstrated significant leadership, commitment and service aimed at improving the community they live in.
Has to be a student club that is active in the UNB community and beyond, providing services and addressing issues in the community.
Has demonstrated consistency in planning and delivery of programming or events, high student participation and attendance of their membership and sets an example for other student societies.
During his four years at UNB, Jeremy has been involved in multiple ways in working to better his community. Jeremy’s most significant contribution to the community has been the Atlantic Student Research Journal (ASRJ), which he co-founded and currently chairs. The ASRJ provides opportunities for students to learn, engage and become involved in research in Atlantic Canada. He was inspired to begin this initiative as he was first navigating the world of research, and has since worked with various research topics in clinical healthcare settings. Additionally, Jeremy advocates for students through his role on the UNB Fredericton Senate. Jeremy is currently an executive member of the UNB Biology Society, and the UNB Health Sciences Society. Prior to his fourth year, Jeremy was the Academic Programming Coordinator with the UNB Student Union as well as part of the Executive Team of Global Brigades for two years. Jeremy can usually be found tutoring in the Chemistry Society Resource Centre, meeting with community partners, or studying anywhere on campus.
Over the past three years, Mick has been involved in may different aspects at UNB. Since his first year, he's been involved with his house intramural sports team, a local theatre company, Qmunity, proctoring, volunteering for "Defining Rape Culture", UNBSU as Inclusion Rep, Co-Lead of Jack.Org (mental health advocacy), Jack Talks program, and he is even hosting a regional summit this year. Mick juggles his extra-curricular activities while still managing to keep on top of his school work and social life. Mick loves the UNB community so much that he will be doing a victory lap next year, returning for a second undergraduate degree!
“As the president of ArtZone I have strived for high level of communication and teamwork within the club and have gained the largest membership that ArtZone has ever seen with over 50 members. I have strived to provide inspiration, encouragement and support to my peers through a passion of the arts through organizing club activities and events. Through hard work as president I have bridged the gap between arts, sciences and the environmental joining forces with various other clubs, societies, initiatives and the UNB community to create an awareness through art campaign for world water day exhibition and to emphasize the plastic free UNB campaign. Working hard to join everyone together and to make everyone feel included and to also address environmental concerns and to make this year a memorial and positive experience for not only Artzone but the rest of the UNB community.”
“I have had the privilege to play on the Women's Basketball Team the past 4 years while working towards a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. This year has been a special year for me as one of the Kin Society Co-Presidents. I have had the opportunity to ensure kinesiology students have one of their best years in our new, state-of-the-art building.”
the atlantic student research journal
The ASRJ is an all-encompassing way to connect students with health-related research being done in Atlantic Canada. Not only is the initiative unique to UNB but one of few offered in the entirety of North America. The ASRJ aims to break down barriers that students face when looking to get involved in research. In addition to publishing peer-reviewed articles, resources are available for students to connect with researchers, including an events noticeboard and featured local researchers.
vegan and vegetarian society
The Vegan and Vegetarian Society (VVS) aspires to create an inclusive community of like-minded individuals who have dietary restrictions due to concerns over the environment, animal agriculture or cruelty, or health reasons. The Society is open to all students on the UNB and STU campus, and our events reach large numbers of people who are vegan, vegetarian, or interested in learning more about reducing their consumption of animal products. The VVS was created to provide educational information on conscious consumerism, environmental degradation and promote vegan and vegetarian food options on the UNB campus. The VVS has had an impact within and outside the university grounds and worked with other groups—like the UNBSU Food Team and the Sustainability Group—who share a desire to reduce their environmental impact, improve student health, and limit their participation in animal cruelty consumerism. We have promoted student health by offering free plant-based breakfasts, promoted plant-based cooking through our free ‘lunch and learn’ cooking classes, and have created a social network on campus through our trivia nights and potlucks. Furthermore, we will be giving back to the community by donating profits to local organizations like the Fredericton SPCA and the Wallflower Sanctuary.
UNB S.P.R.I.N.G. is a club that partners university student volunteers and children with disabilities from the Fredericton community for weekly 2-hour gym and swim sessions. This club boasts a volunteer roster of 70+ students and is proud to have participants representing nearly all disciplines and years of study at UNB. The welcoming atmosphere at S.P.R.I.N.G. gives rise a diverse group of young adults and children who are able to connect with, befriend, and learn from each other each week.
unb computer science association
“The Computer Science Association works very hard to help those in need in our community. In the Fall term, our charity emphasis is the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. In particular, we work as a team to raise funds for the IWK in Halifax, where sick children in our area are treated. We host several fundraising events on campus (BBQ, pancake breakfast, bake sale, etc.), as well as events with external partners (like Goji's Frozen Yogurt). Our Fall term fundraising concludes with a big annual 24-Hour Charity Gaming Marathon. In the Fall of 2018, our team raised nearly $4000 for the IWK. In the Winter term, our charity focus is the Fredericton Community Kitchens' Student Hunger Program, which provides lunches to 358+ students in 15 schools in the Fredericton area. At our Casino Night event, we kick off a 2-week food drive for this program. This year, we collected an amazing 2468 items in the food drive, which the Community Kitchen was very happy to receive. In addition, we have also been raising money for this program; 15% of ticket sales at Casino Night, money from Trivia Night at the Cellar and from our upcoming Pi Day Pie Sale is all being donated to this great program to help kids in need right here in Fredericton.”
International student association
“UNB International Student Association is here to offer support and promote the roles of international students in UNB Fredericton community. With exciting events and programs, we aim on enhancing the university experience and reduce the differences between the International and Canadian students. We have been organizing at least one event every month including the Board Game Night, Fundraising Movie Night and International Karaoke Night. We have also collaborated with the UNBSU MultiCultural Initiative on organizing events such as The Soccer Tournament in fall and Ticket to Diversity on Winter semester. We're also working with them for our social media campaign where we interviewed students from various countries regarding their culture and their ethnicity. From this semester we have also started our office hours so that International students who want to talk to us regarding their mental health can reach out to us. We're still planning to organize various events with the motive to increase the involvement of International Students in the UNB community. “
Girls stem up
“Girls STEM Up is a club on campus that is planning the First Atlantic Canada conference to bring together young women to help educate and empower them on unconventional topics and jobs in the STEM sectors.”