President | Craig Fernandez
SUB 119 | (506) 452-6091
Originally from the rural New Brunswick town of Sunny Corner, Craig found incredible passion and meaning in strengthening the student community at UNB. He is a graduate of the Renaissance College program with a minor in Business Administration. Craig is back at UNB for the 2019/20 academic year to serve as UNB Student Union President and explore a number of other academic interests. He is fascinated by the countless ways in which people are able to grow alongside one another and sees UNB as the perfect environment for facilitating these interactions.
In his time at UNB, Craig has served as a Co-Chair of TEDxUNB, a Proctor in both LBR and Harrison House, a member of the UNB Fredericton Senate, Treasurer of the Renaissance College Society, and completed an international internship placement in Bhutan, all leadership experiences that will be valuable to draw on during his Presidency.
When he’s not in his office, Craig likes to spend his free time hiking, listening to podcasts, and doing anything music-related with his friends.
Vice President Advocacy | Mick Jefferies
SUB 124 | (506) 458 7164
Mick was born and raised in Southern Labrador in the NunatuKavut region. Mick just recently graduated from Renaissance College and will be returning to UNB in the fall to continue his education in the Faculty of Law. Mick is heavily involved in advocacy surrounding mental health, indigenous rights, and climate action. This will transfer well into Mick’s new position as Vice-President Advocacy on the 2019/20 Executive team.
When Mick is not advocating or studying policy, you can catch him hanging out with friends, planning his next adventure, or watching house hunters or Brooklyn 99. Mick is so excited for the upcoming year, more specifically building on top of the existing community that we have at UNB. Mick knows that there are so many passionate people at UNB and is excited to foster a unified voice to create collective impact.
Vice President Internal | Grace Mangusso
SUB 121 | (506) 458-7655
Grace is proudly from Quispamsis, NB, and has recently completed her degree at Renaissance College with a minor in Business Administration. As Vice President Internal on the UNB Student Union for the 2019/20 academic year, Grace is excited to enhance student engagement within and outside the classroom through academic programming and advocacy. She believes our experiences are defined by those we share them with, and aims to strengthen the UNB community by ensuring students have opportunities to discover their passions, make a positive impact, and develop habits towards lifelong learning.
Throughout her time at UNB, Grace has served as Co-President of UNB S.P.R.I.N.G., Lead Proctor in Bridges House, President of the Renaissance College Society, Co-Delegates Director of TEDxUNB 2019, a Student Senator on the UNB Fredericton Senate, and Renaissance College Faculty Representative on the UNB Student Union Council.
Between meetings and class, Grace can often be found seeking out the best cafés downtown, planning her next adventure, or chatting away in the Student Union Building - she hopes to see you there!
Vice President Finance & Operations | Samuel Arseneau
SUB 120 | (506) 452-6233
A proud Freddy Beach resident, Sam is always looking to get involved in the community and to contribute to the city he calls home. Entering his fourth year in a Bachelor of Science majoring in economics, with minors in chemistry and psychology, he hopes to continue his educational journey into law school after his undergraduate degree. Sam has been involved in many aspects of student life at UNB as the Speakers Lead for the RED Awards, the Finance and Fundraising Director for the Atlantic Student Research Journal, a faculty of science Peer Mentor, and a member of UNB S.P.R.I.N.G.
The role of VP Finance & Operations includes: managing the UNBSU Operating Budget, supporting Clubs and Societies, participating in Orientation week as a BlackShirt, and overseeing all the hiring of UNBSU coordinators, and employees. As VP Finance and Operations, Sam is excited to bring the UNB community together through the different clubs and societies on campus and help each student pursue their passions and ideas on campus.
In his spare time, Sam enjoys exploring downtown Fredericton, meeting friends at Graystone or binge watching Game of Thrones.
Vice President Student Life | Isabella Gallant
SUB 123 | (506) 452-6096
From the big city of Summerside, PEI, Isabella (Bella) Gallant is entering her third year of a Science degree, majoring in Psychology, quickly calling Fredericton and UNB her home. Her passion and love for people and affordable/accountable services have led her to the Vice President of Student Life role.
Bella has been involved on campus as a Science Teaching Assistant, the Undergraduate Psychology Society, Jack.Org, and as a former President of Bridges Residence. Through these roles, Bella has met and worked with mentors who have pushed her towards her strengths, has made steel bonds with new friends, and is looking to do the same as an Executive member of the Student Union, extending to council, faculty, volunteers, and the student body. Bella values friendships, community, organization and STUDENT LIFE. She is excited to broaden her horizons through delivering on large scale events and services.
All in all, Bella is so excited to meet the new students at UNB Orientation Week as a BlackShirt Orientation leader, dancing, singing, yelling and having fun until she physically can’t anymore. Ever need to find Bella? She is probably wandering around the SUB Atrium table by table looking for someone to talk to (most people will attest to this).
Vice President Communications | Chantelle Masterson
SUB 125 | (506) 451 6878
Born and raised in Freddy Beach, Chantelle is a proud UNB student who believes that communication and collaboration with UNB peers, professors, and community at large is essential for students to feel connected to their Student Union and university community. Having completed her degree at the Renaissance College with a minor in biology, Chantelle is now finishing her fourth-year victory lap at UNB.
With the role of Vice President Communications, Chantelle will work diligently with the rest of her executive team to foster student engagement opportunities and to ensure a positive UNB student experience.
In other areas of UNB, Chantelle has served as co-outreach director of the Atlantic Student Research Journal, S.P.R.I.N.G volunteer, UNBSU DrinkSmart team member, Renaissance College Student Academic Development Support committee member, and completed both a domestic internship at Autism Connections Fredericton and an international internship in Tirana, Albania.
With a passion for fine arts and the great outdoors, you can find Chantelle painting, hiking, or in line at the SUB Tim Horton’s!