WhiteFeather Hunter: An Artistic Interpretation of Biology

To the average person, science and art are two directly opposing fields. At first glance, science seems as if it is solely concerned with empirical facts and research, while art seemingly  has little application outside of creative expression. However, upon taking a deeper look, it is difficult to imagine a world in which one could function without the other.

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The Solution to Pollution: Using Porous Materials to Clean the Air

“The passion for my research was sparked long before I ever entered academia. As a young boy growing up on a farm in rural Nova Scotia, the idea of sustainability was taught at an early age. I recall cool springs spent planting crops followed by warm summers spent reaping the fruits of our labour. This was the first piece of tangible evidence that demonstrated to me that we could get our basic needs from the planet without completely destroying it in the process. This idea has influenced both my personal, and academic, journey to date.” - Devon McGrath

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A Higher Grade of Education: Investigating Inclusion in New Brunswick High School Science Classrooms

Jeremy Smith, a Fredericton based high school science teacher, decided to focus his research on a problem he experiences daily. Smith explored the impacts of class composition on New Brunswick’s high school science classrooms to determine ways to enhance student learning. Research such as Smith’s shows that important research does not need to happen in the conventional setting to have an impact on important issues.

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The Professional Journey of Dr. Tony Reiman

Dr. Reiman didn’t always dream of entering the medical profession. As a student at UNB taking a double major in Biology and Physics, Reiman’s earlier interests were based in technological development and innovation, rather than medicine. Today, Dr. Tony Reiman is nothing short of a hero in our community. In addition to easing the suffering of cancer patients as an oncologist at the Saint John Regional Hospital, he holds various titles such as Canadian Cancer Society Research Chair and Assistant Dean of Research at Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick (DMNB) to name a few.”

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Vergence Adaptation & Vision Rehabilitation

Vergence eye movements allow us to change our depth of focus and see in 3D. The ability to recalibrate these eye movements is crucial for accurate depth perception in different visual environments, just as adaptation is crucial in many other aspects of our success and survival. With virtual and augmented reality technology becoming increasingly popular, understanding the adaptive capacities of vergence eye movements has never been more important.

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