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Organizing team

Organized by and for students

The Arts Matters undergraduate academic conference is a student-led initiative co-organized with Dean of Arts Office staff. Each year, a team of dedicated and engaged Arts students work collaboratively to organize our conference programming. 

Student team members

Betina Agas

Hello, my name is Betina Agas (she/her) and I graduated from UNB's BA program majoring in Psychology. I am currently working as the Faculty of Arts marketing and communications assistant. I was one of the organizers for last year's Arts Matters conference and I'm very happy to have the opportunity to work with the team again.

Creating digital art and designing graphics is my passion.

Fun fact: I can talk about my chubby cat Tofu for hours.

Abby Conrad

Hello! My name is Abby Conrad (she/her), and I am in my 3rd year of a BA with a joint honours in French and Sociology. I was born in Peterborough, Ontario, but Fredericton has quickly become a second home for me.

I love being involved with our school and arts community as an Arts Peer Mentor and as the Arts Councillor on the UNBSU. I am also president of the Nels Anderson Society, Co-President of UNB S.P.R.I.N.G. and I work at the Centre for Resources in French on campus.

I'm super excited to be a part of the Arts Matters team this year because I love promoting the incredible work that Arts students are doing and I hope to foster a sense of community among those at the conference.

I love being creative and using a variety of outlets to express that. In my free time, I love to paint, draw, make crafts and sing.

Brad Davidson

My name is Brad Davidson and I am a fourth-year BA student majoring in History. I was born in Calgary, Alberta and have lived in several different locations across Canada before settling in Oromocto.

I wanted to take part in the Arts Matters Conference to help others express themselves through their research and creativity. I also wanted the challenge of taking part in something I’ve never done before. I really enjoy project management and working as part of a team towards a common goal and seeing all the pieces come together.

I enjoy spending time with my wife and family. I also enjoy learning, reading and spending time outdoors. After 17 years in the military, I retired and made my way to UNB.

Lily Keech

My name is Lily Keech, and I am a second-year BA student planning to major in English. I was born in Kingston, Ontario but was raised in Moncton, New Brunswick. Outside of school I love to spend time with friends and family. I am also an Arts Peer Mentor and a member of the Student Experience Team here at UNB.

This is my first year being a part of the Arts Matters team. I joined because I wanted to be able to support the effort and hard work of others. It is very important for students to have a platform to showcase their pieces and for their peers to get inspired by seeing all the different work at the conference.

A fun fact about me is that I have no sense of smell.

Muhammad Mubeen

Hello, my name is Muhammad Mubeen and I am currently in my second year of pursuing a BA in Economics with a minor in Psychology. I was born and raised in Qatar and I am proficient in five languages. I am currently an Arts Peer Mentor and work as a Recruitment Assistant with the Faculty of Arts.

I am thrilled to be a part of the Arts Matters Conference team, where I have the opportunity to learn new things every day and provide a platform for students from various universities and departments to showcase their exceptional artwork.

Here's a fun fact about me: I have a passion for airplanes and enjoy flying my drone in my leisure time to capture the beauty of nature before it fades into the darkness.

Katelyn Roger

My name is Katelyn Roger (she/they) and I’m in my 3rd year of a BA with an honours in Comparative Cultural Studies and English. I was born and raised in Hampton, NB. Aside from my work on Arts Matters, I am also an Arts Peer Mentor and the Research Group Coordinator for Resolve, an applied game design research group here at UNB.

Outside of my degree, I enjoy reading, baking, painting and dancing. I’m a huge music lover and can often be found curled up with my cats and a cup of coffee. I am so thrilled to be a part of the amazing team behind Arts Matters this year and cannot wait to see all of the amazing work from everyone.