Where are They Now

Beverley G. Smith (1992)

Beverley-GA native of New Brunswick, Professor Smith received his legal education at the Faculty of Law, University of New Brunswick, when that faculty was located in Saint John, New Brunswick.
Following graduation he practiced private and corporate law in the Provinces of New Brunswick, Alberta and Ontario.  Returning to New Brunswick, Professor Smith joined the Provincial Department of Justice and also lectured in various fields of law in the Faculty from which he graduated.

In 1976 Bev became the Director of Law Reform for the New Brunswick Department of Justice, a position he held until 1980 when he joined the Faculty of Law in Fredericton to teach full time.

Sylvain Poirier, Ph.D. (1986)

Sylvain Poirier photoSylvain Poirier holds a PhD in Parasitology from McGill University (1995) and a Bachelor's Degree in Zoology-Botany from the Université de Sherbrooke (1981). Since 1996, he has held senior management positions related to the development of capabilities in research and industrial services within private and public institutions of NB. He joined the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB) in 2005 as head of institutional development (applied research, continuing education, e-learning, international development). He focuses since March 2013 on the development of the entrepreneurship and innovation sector at the CCNB. This involves managing the research office and overseeing social innovation projects as well as strategic projects and initiatives in advanced manufacturing, advanced materials, advanced welding technologies, agriculture, biotechnologies, experimental aquaculture, soil and water conservation, and sustainable development. The CCNB has been ranked among Canada's 50 most active colleges in applied research over the last five years (20th in 2015 and 25th in 2016). Its team of 25-30 employees, dedicated to meeting the needs of SMEs, has generated new revenues and investments of more than $15M during this short period. He has served and still serves on various working groups, advisory committees and councils, both national and provincial.

Dr. J. David Miller (1978)


Professor Miller received his secondary education at the University of New Brunswick, before studying at the University of Portsmouth in England, where he was also a NATO Science Postdoctoral Fellow. His post-university career at Agriculture Canada in 1982, and became head of the Fusarium mycotoxin program in 1988.  He became a Professor and then NSERC Research Chair at Carleton University in 2000.  Dr. Miller has published more than 300 papers on various aspects of fungi and fungal toxins and has co-written/edited eight books on the public health aspects of fungi and on fungal toxins.  He participated in several International Agency for Research on Cancer Monographs, is co-author of an IARC Scientific Publication on mycotoxins in a developing country context (2012).  He was a member of the drafting committee of the World Health Organization IPCS monograph on fumonisin B1.  He was a member of the Toxicology Study Selection and Review Committee that considers compounds nominated by the US Food and Drug Administration to the National Toxicology program.

Dr. Tracy Clarke (1998)

Tracy visited the Atacama Large Millimeter/sub-millimeter Array (ALMA) as an external reviewer during 2012. The site is located in the Atacama desert of northern Chile at an altitude of 5058 meters (16597 ft). Walking around the site was an interesting challenge in itself! The array is nearing completion and will be the  most powerful instrument ever built to study star formation in the early Universe as well as planet formation in nearby solar systems.

Dr. Tracy Clarke is a Research Astronomer in the Remote Sensing Division at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. She served as and the System Scientist for the Long Wavelength Array and is the Project Scientist for Astronomy for a new $1.1M VLA Ionospheric and Transient Experiment being deployed on the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's Very Large Array. Tracy attended the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton campus) where she received a B.Sc. (Honours) in Physics in 1993. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Toronto, receiving an M.Sc. in Astronomy in 1994. She continued her graduate work at the University of Toronto and, with support from O'Brien Foundation funding (1998), she completed her Ph.D. in Astronomy in 1999.