Where are They Now

Dr. Darryl Whetter (1999)


Dr. Darryl Whetter, BA, MA, PhD

Darryl is a writer, editor and a professor of English and creative writing.  In 2003, his first book of fiction was named to The Globe and Mail’s Top 100 Books of 2003.  That book, the story collection A Sharp Tooth in the Fur, received rave reviews from coast to coast.  His debut novel, a bicycle odyssey, rolled out in 2008.  Look for The Push & the Pull wherever fine books are sold.  On Earth Day 2012, he released Origins, a book of poems devoted to evolution, energy and extinction as they have been, can be and/or should be viewed at Joggins, Nova Scotia.  His new novel, Keeping Things Whole, is a tale of love, death and pot-smuggling.

He has published nearly 100 book reviews for papers such as The Toronto Star, The National Post, The Vancouver Sun, The Globe and Mail, The Montreal Gazette and Detroit’s Metro Times.

Academically, He has published or presented papers on contemporary literature in France, Sweden, Iceland, Germany, India, Canada and the United States.

Here in Canada, he was the Green Party Candidate for the Nova Scotia riding of Halifax in the 2008 federal election.  He recently wrote the books column for THIS Magazine and was the Reviews Editor for the uber-cool Numéro Cinq.

Darryl has just been invited to direct the first MA programme in creative writing in Singapore.

“I remain grateful for the support you provided me during my UNB doctorate and admire the work you continue to do with other young researchers. Warm best,”

Dr. Darryl Whetter, BA, MA, PhD


Dr. Terrence Montague (1975)

montagueTerrence Montague, CM, CD, MD

Dr. Montague, a member of the Order of Canada, is a thought leader in patient-centered health networks, whose aim is to close care gaps and improve outcomes for the increasingly aged population with chronic diseases. A graduate in Science (Saint Francis Xavier University) and Medicine (Dalhousie University), his leadership experience includes: Vice-President, Merck Canada Ltd; Professor of Medicine and Director of Cardiology, University of Alberta; Professor of Medicine and Director-General of the Center for Research in Disease Management, University of Montreal. He is also a retired Lieutenant Colonel, Canadian Army, and a veteran of service in Canada and overseas.

A prolific author, Dr. Montague’s publications include many peer-reviewed manuscripts as well as health care books, including: “Patients First - Closing the Health Care Gap in Canada” and “Patient Health Management for Dummies”.  He is currently a principal in the health management consulting company, CareNet Corporation, and maintains several other professional roles, including: Adjunct Professor of Medicine, University of Alberta; consultant to the Health Care in Canada Survey; member, Alpha Omega Alpha, the Honor Medical Society, the Editorial Boards of Healthcare Quarterly and Healthcare Papers, the Royal Canadian Regiment Association, the Royal Canadian Legion and the President's Club of Saint Francis Xavier University.

“I think the work of the O'Brien Foundation has been, and continues to be, a fantastic accomplishment for New Brunswick and Canada,” said Dr. Montague. “As one of the original recipients of the O'Brien Scholarship, I appreciate greatly the lasting impact it had on my career and family. I want to give back to this institution which has aided me, my children, and so many other New Brunswickers, to be the best they can be.”


Dr. W. Barry Miller (1977)

Dr W Barry MillerO’Brien Foundation Executive Director
2009 - Present

Dr. W. Barry Miller has had an outstanding career in public school administration. Beginning as a classroom teacher, he has been a Curriculum and Research Specialist and Coordinator of Junior High School Education with the New Brunswick Department of Education.

He served as an Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Secretary of a Board of School Trustees and Superintendent of Schools.

For many years, Dr. Miller was Superintendent of Schools and Chief Executive Officer of the Fredericton area schools.

He is recognized internationally as an educational consultant, and has been widely acclaimed for his visionary leadership in educational administration.

He has provided educational consultative assistance to several provinces and in the United States to Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Tennessee. He has authored numerous government documents and has been directly involved in provincial policy development and implementation.

He has been Dean and President of an online university and has developed a Masters of Education Program for another online university.  More recently, he has served as an Assistant Professor for St. Thomas University (Part Time).

He is Executive Director of the O’Brien Foundation

Dr. Miller has a Doctorate in Education from the University of Florida.  He also has a Bachelor of Teaching, Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Education Degree from the University of New Brunswick.

Dr. Miller has proven himself as a distinguished educator, administrator, author, newspaper columnist, and public speaker.

Dr. Tammy L. Moore (2004)

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Dr Tammy L Moore

Associate Dean and Senior Teaching Associate
Faculty of Law  University of New Brunswick

Tammy joined the Faculty of Law in 2006 after practicing family law in Saint John, New Brunswick for ten years. She teaches Professional Conduct, Trial Practice, Children’s Law, and Legal Research and Advocacy. She has also acted as Student Advisor to Law students this previous academic year.
Tammy holds a B.A., LL.B., M.A., PhD, and is a member of the Canadian Bar Association of New Brunswick and the Law Society of New Brunswick.

Tammy holds a master’s and a doctoral degree in history.  Her doctoral dissertation is titled, "Unhappy Differences:  English Deeds of Separation and Marital Breakdown, c.1650-1900".