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.
Hi Friends! I’m Matt, third year law student at our beautiful school. Grew up basically in Winnipeg but lived around the country and the world. Got my BA in linguistics at University of Winnipeg though then lived in Toronto for the last little while doing web development for a motley array of ad agencies and start-ups.
I love cooking; spending time with my dog Brandy; playing, producing and listening to music; trivia; early 20th century literature; greasy reality tv; gritty film; non competitive sports; and trying literally anything. And I love the community here at UNB. I’m proud to represent my little cloistered corner of campus and the entire (but just undergraduate, duh) student body.
You can find me in, you know, Ludlow, procrastinating in the lounge, passing the time in the library, whiling away in the lobby, or like fully asleep in class. Please don’t hesitate to message me, email me, talk to me in person or honk a friendly honk from a moving car, maritimes-style.
Wednesday 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Hi everyone, I’m Gabbie! I’m a third-year Arts student majoring in Media Arts and Cultures and minoring in Computer Science. I was born in Fredericton and have lived here my entire life. My favourite things to do include exploring new places, playing video games, and admiring the view from the big windows in the SUB (usually with a French vanilla from Tim’s). When I’m not taking care of my puppy, I can usually be found in the Atrium or in the Commons at the HIL. I’m super excited to be serving as your Arts Councillor, so don’t hesitate to stop by for a chat, and always feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions or concerns!
Room F&G 205 (Student Lounge)
Hey everyone! This is my third 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. I transferred to UNB from l’Université de Moncton in 2015, and am now currently undertaking my fourth, and final, year of Forestry. 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 being a beach bum. When indoors (especially in winter), I like to play volleyball, or go to the gym. My hobbies also include reading novels, listening to a diverse array of music, as well as watching films .
Sundays 6pm-7pm Tuesdays 1:30pm-2:30PM
SUB Atrium EUS Office
Hi Folks! My name is Shanece (like Sha-Nephew), and I’m going into my fourth year of electrical engineering. This is my third year on council as last year I was the engineering representative, and the year before I acted as the residence representative! You can often find me lingering around the hallways in head hall at odd hours of the night, or in the SUB waiting in line for some coffee! I’m always excited to meet new people, so if you see me around campus feel free to stop and chat! If you have any questions, or concerns just shoot me an email!
Sundays 6pm-7pm, SUB Atrium
Hi! My name is Emily (some call me Milly), I am a third year nursing student here. Things that I enjoy include: meeting new people, good conversations, and all things relative to art. You can find me in scrubs, or when I am not caring for patients- wearing something mustard yellow (probably procrastinating my studies by talking to someone I bumped into) at the SUB or HIL. Any questions/concerns regarding campus, school, or nursing?? Ask me if you see my face around, or simply shoot me an email!
Sundays 5:30pm - 7pm
Hi UNB! I’m Grace, a third year Renaissance College student from Quispamsis, NB, and I’m thrilled to be representing my small, but mighty, faculty as the Renaissance College Faculty Councillor for the 2018-2019 academic year. I have spent the past two years as a member of the Renaissance College Society (RCS) and I look forward to linking my position on council with my role as President of RCS this year. The students at Renaissance College continue to amaze me with their passion, motivation, and dedication to life on- and off- campus. I aspire to continue developing the prominence of RC at UNB by working with the Student Union to support and connect students as positive and contributing members of the student body, but also, effective leaders and change-makers in the Fredericton community and beyond.
As Lead Proctor in Bridges House, Co-President of UNB S.P.R.I.N.G., and a Campus Tour Guide with UNB Recruitment, I have enjoyed many opportunities interacting with the innovative, inspiring, and continuously evolving student body at UNB and am excited to become involved with the Student Union this year. I can often be found all around campus so if you see me, don’t hesitate to stop and say hello! I would be happy to chat with you about all things RC!
Hello everyone! My name is Mallory, but everyone calls me Mal. I am in my third year of Science in Kinesiology. I was born and raised in Grand Falls, New Brunswick. I am thrilled and honoured to be your Kinesiology Representative for the 2018-2019 academic year. I love everything about UNB! I have felt welcomed and at home here from the first day that I stepped on campus in the fall of 2016. Serving on student council, is but one more way to enhance my UNB experience, while at the same time giving me the opportunity to work on positively contributing to campus life for both current and future students. The majority of the time, you’ll find me on campus at the HIL, the SUB, or at our spectacular new Kinesiology building. I’m lucky to have a great part time job that I absolutely love, working with kids at an afterschool program! Outside of that, I love socializing and meeting new people, escaping with some Netflix and training at the gym. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or would just like to chat!
Sunday 5:30pm - 7:00pm SUB Atrium
Hey UNB! My name is Brandon and I am a third-year sociology student from Lower Onslow, NS. I have spent all three years at UNB living in residence. During my time here, I have held the house committee positions of Sports Representative and Vice President in Tibbits Hall, along with being a current Hall Proctor in Joy Kidd house. I look forward to taking my experiences in residence and applying them to my role as Residence Councillor. I am eager to work with the UNB Student Union to bring more positive change to the already incredible residence community. You can typically find me running through Tilley Hall or tucked away on the fourth floor of the HIL. Please do not hesitate to say hello! I am excited to answer all questions about residence and talk about any concerns!
Fridays 12:30pm - 1:30pm
SUB Market Place Area
Hello everyone, my name is Duc and I’m studying at Renaissance College with the major in Leadership studies and a minor in Sociology. I’m originally from Vietnam but I’ve resided in Fredericton for 2 years now. Since coming to Fredericton and UNB, I’ve been engaged in the community life through volunteering such as with Frontier college, Fredericton Community Kitchen, Multicultural Association of Fredericton and Multicultural Initiatives Team of the UNBSU which is designed to promote the diversity on campus and to bridge the gap between international and domestic students. Coming from different country as a minority and speaking English as a second language can be challenging. The language barrier, the cultural differences, and the fear of being somewhere we may not belong did make me feel like an outsider sometimes. As the International Students Representative, I’m really excited to work with our international community and with the student government on your behalf in order to further amplify your voices, facilitate your integration and transition to our UNB community and create a place where we all belong to and call home. So please don’t be hesitate to reach out to me and have a chat whenever you spot me on campus.
Hello folks, I'm excited to serve as your 2018-2019 LGBTQ+ councillor. I'm originally from Stanley, NB but currently call Sudbury, Ontario home! I am committed to serving the LGBTQ+ community in both my role on coincil and Qmunity.
I am proctoring in McLeod House this year, but I'm still accessible! You can probably find me at the HIL or The 203. In my little spare time I enjoy watching Doctor Who and bingeing YouTube. I also enjoy a good novel or bike ride! DFTBA!
Hey pals! I'm a third-year Renaissance College student from Sunny Corner, New Brunswick and I'm so honoured to have been elected as one of your inclusion reps for 2018/2019. I LOVE people and anything that brings them together, which has led me to some pretty cool opportunities at UNB. These have included roles with TEDxUNB, UNB SPRING, and a term as a Student Senator. I'm also very excited to be a Hall Proctor in Harrison this year (and for my first PSAC)! As an Inclusion Rep, I hope to continue to help UNB students develop respect, understanding, and appreciation for one another through promoting inclusive education, communication, and involvement on-campus (and hopefully none of it will be as boring as that sentence). My goal is to partner with different student groups, committees, and events to be a bridge between the SU and its student-body, and more importantly to have inclusivity be at the forefront of all that happens at UNB. In my free time I enjoy walking through the SUB to annoy my friends while they study and eating in places that aren't meal hall. If you have any questions about my role, would like to work together on an upcoming project, or have some great ideas for how to make UNB more inclusive, please don't hesitate to shoot me an email! Cheers!
Hey everyone! My name is Nadia Wysote and I am currently a fourth year business student. I am Mi’gmaq and I am from Listuguj First Nation, right on the border of Quebec. During the summers I enjoy working with the youth in my community and coaching track at my old high school. I have been running on the UNB Track and Field team for the past four years, I enjoy sports and love being active! This is my first year as the Indigenous Students Representative and I am very excited to implement ideas that I have as well as working with the Indigenous students here at UNB! When I’m not running around the track, you can find me at the HIL or at the SUB. Don’t hesitate to send me an email or come up to me if you see me around campus, I am open to any questions or concerns!
Hello everyone! My name is Jharana Luitel. I am a first-year business student. I am planning to do a major in accounting and minor in computer science. I am originally from Nepal. Being from a developing country, I really believe hard work leads to success. I love to dance (although I am not good at it), play badminton &chess and watch Netflix. As an inclusion representative, I am excited to work side by side with the amazing group of student body and the administration. If you have any idea or concern, please do not hesitate to email!
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!
Hello Everyone! My name is Alex Roberts, I'm in my fourth year of electrical engineering and completing a diploma in technology, management and entrepreneurship. You'll bump into me all around campus but I spend most of my time in Head Hall, the SUB or Joy Kidd (I'm proctoring there this year). I grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia and love the East Coast. Some of my favourite things include: Playing guitar, watching movies, going on adventures and meeting new people. If you see me please introduce yourself and say hi. If you have any questions about elections or are interested in running for a position, send me an email!
Molly Grace Pittman
Hello everyone! My name is Molly Grace Pittman, and I am currently in my second year of business. I am from Edmonton, Alberta and I am thrilled to be Council Secretary for the 2018-2019 academic year. Being this is my second year this is my first year really getting involved with the University, I am a member of the Women for Atlantic Youth Chapter, a peer mentor for the business faculty and hope to continue to fill my time with even more involvement! If you have any questions you think I can answer please do not hesitate to reach out to me!
Hi everyone! My name is Srijain Shrestha and I am very glad to be a student representative for the UNB student body in the coming years. I am a third-year student majoring in Biology and minoring in Philosophy. I was born in Kathmandu, Nepal but I attended high school here in Fredericton at Fredericton High School and grew up here for most of my life. I am greatly engaged in various UNB clubs and societies such as the ASRJ and the Hemlock Club. I am actively involved in campus media with a radio show on the CHSR as well.
I believe that discourse and communication are the key foundations to an effective student council. By addressing the issues that students face in a sincere and forthright manner; I believe that this can bring about positive meaningful change within the entire campus community. Please feel free to reach out to me in person if you see me on campus (I’ve usually got my head in a book or I can be found listening to a classy podcast in the science library) or on social media if you have any thoughts or ideas that you would like to be addressed!
Hi everyone! My name is Sam and I am in my fourth year of Renaissance College. Shoutout to all of you that voted me in to the senate! I would love to work with you all in the coming year to assist the student body. Feel free to DM me via Facebook for anything you think I could help with!
Hello, my name is Jeremy and I will be a Student Senator for the 2018-2019 academic year. I am in my 4th year of a Bachelor of Science, with a major in Biology. I am from Quispamsis, New Brunswick - although now I spend my time in Fredericton all year round. In my spare time, I am an Executive Member of the Undergraduate Biology Society and I Co-Chair the Atlantic Student Research Journal to increase awareness of opportunities in Science and Research. Last year, I was the Academic Programming Coordinator here at UNB. In my spare time, I like to read books and play guitar. Feel free to come talk to me at any time!
Students on UNB Board of Governors
Hello! My name is Chloe and I am excited to represent student's on UNB's Board of Governor's. I am a third year Renaissance College student minoring in Public Policy. I am from Montague, Prince Edward Island, and completed my International Internship in Tirana, Albania this past summer. In my spare time I can be found binge-watching crime documentaries on Netflix or enjoying soup at Renaissance College.
I’ve previously been involved on campus in various ways, including Outreach Coordinator for the ASRJ, a member of the Renaissance College Society and as the UNBSU’s DrinkSmart Coordinator!
Feel free to reach out with any ideas or concerns you may have!
Born in Shandong, China and raised in Fredericton, NB, Richard has always been passionate and excited by the endless potential of creativity, imagination and design. Entering his fifth year as mathematics student at the University of New Brunswick, Richard is thrilled serve as President of the UNB Student Union and hopes to make an impact on student life at our amazing university.
In other areas of the UNB community, Richard has served as Orientation Chair of the UNB Student Union where he brought a massive sand-filled tent dance to the quad, Marketing Manager of the Student Union, Co-Chair of TEDxUNB and President of the UNB Math Society.
During his spare time, Richard enjoys playing music, cooking, cycling, badminton and Kendrick Lamar.