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Abdulla Tamim is a real goal-getter and completing a Master’s degree was on his to-do list for a long time. He wanted to develop a robust professional network, enhance his knowledge and skills, and accelerate career progression. While he learned a lot throughout his 17 years of hands-on experience, he didn't have the academic references for many of the techniques he performs in his day-to-day work,...

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Many students who enroll in the Sandermoen School of Business don’t have traditional business backgrounds. Although their careers may differ, they are still able to apply the same business concepts and strategies effectively to their industries.   An example is Executive MBA alumna Farah Saleem, who specialized in Innovation Leadership during her studies. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and works in Quality Assurance in...

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The University of Fredericton (UFred) has partnered with the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Region IX to increase access for workers seeking high-quality education in the fields of Psychological Health and Safety and Occupational Health and Safety. As part of the partnership agreement, UFred will offer a 20% discount until Dec. 31, 2020, on the following programs: Psychological Health and Safety (PH&S) Basic Certificate –...

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The University of Fredericton (UFred) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Sanskriti University in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India, that will expand scholarly, research and educational ties.   In addition, UFred signed an MOU with the Institute of Management Studies (IMS) in Ghaziabad, India, on academic collaboration that will focus on research, faculty and student exchange.   The partnership aims to further mutual interests and promote academic collaboration, promotion,...

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Christabel Khumalo knew when she finished her undergraduate degree that it wouldn't be enough to get her to her dreams. She had already earned a Bachelor of Commerce in Financial Services and a Business Administration Diploma in Finance. As a lifelong learner, she understands the power of knowledge, but she never enjoyed the limitations of sitting in a classroom. That’s why when she decided to...

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It's not just business people who would reap the benefits of a business degree. Healthcare administrators and managers face business challenges every day. They are faced with the challenges of streamlining operations and maintaining budgets while still managing to increase the quality of patient care. Joyce Turner has more than 13 years of leadership and management experience in the healthcare industry. When she wanted to expand...

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The University of Fredericton (UFred) would like to congratulate Peter Sturm for being awarded for Outstanding Service to the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) (Volunteer of the Year Award).   Peter is a student of the Global Leadership stream of our Executive MBA program and has an extensive background in Occupational Health and Safety. In 2015, the CSSE awarded him National Safety Professional of the Year.   According...

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Melissa Schmidt has 20 years of experience working with Finning International, a machinery and parts supplier for many Alberta industries. With limited access to post-secondary education after high school, she found herself working full time and pursuing a business certificate followed by a business diploma. As the organization she worked for evolved and created new opportunities, she was afforded the ability to achieve the Maintenance...

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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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