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Author: Cheryl Gautreau

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This year’s International Field Study (IFS) saw 19 students from the University of Fredericton’s (UFred) Sandermoen School of Business (SSB) travel to Amsterdam in August to participate in seminars and workshops with some of the world’s top business leaders.   It included a visit to DutchBasecamp, an organization that aims to help startups become internationally successful. This year, the students were on-site at its Usabilla offices, where...

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The University of Fredericton (UFred) would like to extend a very warm welcome to our new Associate Dean of Academics, Michael Hobeck.   Michael is a graduate of UFred’s MBA program, where he specialized in Innovation Leadership. He will serve as the principal academic and administrative officer, incorporating areas of academic affairs, curriculum integrity, faculty and student support, as well as administrative support.   Michael cares very much about education,...

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Earning an MBA was on Raj Vasal’s wishlist for a few years. He had already earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree and was working as a software engineer for a telecommunications firm in India.   Raj moved to Canada in 2002 and started working in supply chain management (SCM) for a large pharmaceutical distributor, then moved on to the energy sector. In October 2016, he decided it...

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The University of Fredericton (UFred) is proud to announce it received the 2019 Canadian Occupational Safety Readers’ Choice Award for Educational Institution.   This year, more than 32,000 votes were cast in the annual awards program and this is the fourth consecutive year UFred has been voted Readers’ Choice.   “This award is a testament to quality of programming UFred provides, and confirms the value our students see in...

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The University of Fredericton is proud to partner with Nigeria-based Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) consultant Rita Obayojie. Rita will help UFred foster new opportunities and grow its School of OHS in Nigeria and across Africa. This new partnership will help create better access for workers seeking high-quality education in the field of Occupational Health & Safety.   Safety is an essential component of every organization’s overall...

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Emily Kerr was working as a steel fabricator when, in the second year of her apprenticeship, she was involved in a workplace accident that rendered her unable to continue her career. This affected not only her career in fabrication, but also in dairy farming, where she had spent many years working.   But Emily kept a positive attitude.   “An accident that I thought crippled me ended up changing...

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Craig Emblem has worked in finance for the better part of 20 years. While he always had the goal of earning an MBA, working more than 40 hours a week was a challenge that felt unsurmountable. The time he thought he needed to invest was intimidating, so he procrastinated for the better part of a decade.   While doing some research about MBAs, Craig stumbled upon the...

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In response to increased dialogue on psychological health and safety (PHS) in the workplace, the University of Fredericton (UFred) and WorkSafeNB will provide New Brunswick workplaces with improved access to training and resources.   Effective immediately, New Brunswick employers and employees can register for programs related to workplace psychological health and safety at 80% off UFred’s standard tuition rates.   Course costs range from $59.80 for a single course...

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Shelley Vandenberg travels a lot, but that didn’t stop her from earning her Executive MBA (EMBA) from the University of Fredericton (UFred).   Recently, Shelley travelled all over Colombia, South America, and still managed to write papers and attend meetings for group assignments. She says UFred made it easy to make progress with her Innovation Leadership specialty stream studies, regardless of where she was.   “Even in places without...

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Shelley Vandenberg travels a lot, but that didn’t stop her from earning her Executive MBA (EMBA) from the University of Fredericton (UFred).   Recently, Shelley travelled all over Colombia, South America, and still managed to write papers and attend meetings for group assignments. She says UFred made it easy to make progress with her Innovation Leadership specialty stream studies, regardless of where she was.   “Even in places without...

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