Proudly hosted by RBC, the FutureReadyNB Gala will celebrate New Brunswick’s leadership in cultivating an innovative education system that responds to the province’s evolving labour market and is graduating world class leaders needed for the future world of work.

The Gala will recognize university students, employers, community partners and faculty whom have successfully created valuable and meaningful experiential learning opportunities across the province.

For it’s first year, the gala will be hosted in concert with the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Moncton’s Workforce Summit 2020 event taking place November 12th-13th, 2019 at the Delta Beauséjour. This summit will host presentations and facilitate discussions related to finding talent, retaining our youth, getting employers ready for incoming employees, and workforce diversity; all foundational pillars of FutureReadyNB.


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Proudly hosted by RBC, the FutureReadyNB Gala will celebrate New Brunswick’s leadership in cultivating an innovative education system that responds to the province’s evolving labour market and is graduating world class leaders needed for the future world of work.

The Gala will recognize university students, employers, community partners and faculty whom have successfully created valuable and meaningful experiential learning opportunities across the province.

For it’s first year, the gala will be hosted in concert with the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Moncton’s Workforce Summit 2020 event taking place November 12th-13th, 2019 at the Delta Beauséjour. This summit will host presentations and facilitate discussions related to finding talent, retaining our youth, getting employers ready for incoming employees, and workforce diversity; all foundational pillars of FutureReadyNB.


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2019 FRNB Gala Keynote Speaker

John Stackhouse

Senior Vice-President, Office of the CEO
RBC

As Senior Vice-President, Office of the CEO, John advises the executive leadership on emerging trends in Canada’s economy, providing insights grounded in his travels across the country and around the world. His work focuses on technological change and innovation, examining how to successfully navigate the new economy so more people can thrive in the age of disruption.

Prior to joining RBC, John spent nearly 25 years at the Globe and Mail, where he served as editor-in-chief, editor of Report on Business, and a foreign correspondent in New Delhi, India. Having interviewed a range of prominent world leaders and figures, including Vladimir Putin, Kofi Annan, and Benazir Bhutto, he possesses a deep understanding of national and international affairs.

In the community, John serves as a Senior Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs, C.D. ‎Howe Institute and on the boards of Saint Elizabeth Health Care and the Aga Khan Foundation of Canada.

John is the author of three books: Out of Poverty, Timbit Nation, and Mass Disruption: Thirty Years on the Front Lines of a Media Revolution. He is currently working on his fourth, about Canada’s global population in an age of nationalism.

FutureReadyNB Gala 2019 Nominations

Employer/Community Partner Excellence Award:

The FutureReadyNB Employer/Community Partner Excellence Award recognizes employers who have contributed to creating a culture of experiential learning in the province by partnering with one of New Brunswick’s four publicly funded universities. In doing so the employer has committed to creating meaningful work and learning opportunities for students in a non-stem related field of study.

Eligibility Criteria:
  • All employer/employer groups/community partners operating in New Brunswick
  • Created a new or expanding opportunity(ies) for NB university student(s)
Who can submit a nomination?
  • Nominations may be submitted by a student, faculty, academic administrator, or another employer.

    FRNB Student Excellence Award:

    The FutureReadyNB Student Excellence Award recognizes undergraduate university students who have participated in a University - organized experiential learning opportunity, as defined by the academic institution. As a result of their experience, the student will have taken initiative to contribute more significantly to their community and/or workplace and demonstrate significant personal and professional growth.

    Eligibility Criteria:
    • Be registered as a full-time undergraduate student at a New Brunswick university. Students with disabilities and other underrepresented groups may be part-time.
    • Be considered a student at the time of and for the duration of the experience
    • Have had at least one experiential learning experience, within the calendar year
    Who can submit a nomination?
    • Nominations may be submitted by another student, faculty, academic administrator, or an employer.

      FRW Student Excellence Award:

      The FutureReadyWabanaki Student Excellence Award recognizes indigenous undergraduate or graduate university students who have participated in a University - organized experiential learning opportunity, as defined by the academic institution. As a result of their experience, the student will have taken initiative to contribute more significantly to their community and/or workplace and demonstrate significant personal and professional growth.

      Eligibility Criteria:
      • Be a registered full or part-time undergraduate or graduate student at a New Brunswick university
      • Be of Indigenous ancestry

      Faculty Excellence Award:

      The FutureReadyNB Faculty Excellence Award recognizes full-time and part-time (instructors, lecturers, stipend) faculty who have effectively integrated new experiential learning components into their classroom by partnering with local organizations to create innovative and impactful opportunities for students.

      Eligibility Criteria:
      • Full or part - time professor (lecturer, stipend, or instructor) at a New Brunswick University
      • Accessed FutureReadyNB funds during the 2018-2019 academic year
      Who can submit a nomination?
      • Nominations may be submitted by students, an employer/community partner, academic administrator, or other faculty.

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