Devon McGrath

Devon McGrath is a PhD student in Chemistry at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Devon works with porous materials for applications in environmental pollutant decontamination. He was born and raised in Antigonish, Nova Scotia and completed his Bachelor of Science with an Advanced Major in Chemistry at St. Francis Xavier University. If you are interested in getting in touch with Devon you can do so via email (dtdmcgrath@mun.ca), LinkedIn (/in/devonmcgrath), or Twitter (@McgrathDevon).

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Nellie Lizotte

Currently attending the University of New Brunswick, Nellie is pursuing a degree in Business Administration. She is particularly interested in Economics as well as Finance and Accounting. Nellie hopes to innovate the business world with her passionate and ambitious spirit. When she is not studying in the library or interning at a local Fredericton business, you could find her at the gym, spending time with her friends and family, or nose deep in a murder mystery novel.

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Emma Giberson

Emma is studying biology with a minor in psychology at the University of New Brunswick.  She loves making connections, finding opportunities to learn and helping others. Following her undergraduate degree, Emma hopes to pursue a career in research with a focus in dentistry.  Besides studying in the science concourse, Emma enjoys rock climbing, playing monopoly, listening to Queen and watching Harry Potter.

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Alexandre Banks

Alexandre is currently enrolled in Electrical Engineering and minoring in biology at the University of New Brunswick. In the future, he hopes to attend medical school and pursue a field in biomedical research; thus, helping to enhance, and expand, knowledge in the field of medicine and ultimately improve the health care system. When Alexandre is not working toward his degree, he enjoys collaborating with others to create positive societal change through involvement with service groups such as S.P.R.I.N.G. Furthermore, running, playing the fiddle, and talking with friends and family are some of his cherished personal endeavours.

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Jackson Weir

Studying Biology at the University of New Brunswick, Jackson actively seeks opportunities to learn, contribute to humanity’s scientific body of knowledge, and help others. With a strong passion for discovery, he plans to pursue a career in medical research and use novel methods to treat cancer. When he’s not in the lab or the library, Jackson enjoys playing basketball, salmon fishing, and inspiring younger generations of budding scientists.

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Isaac Francis

Isaac is studying chemical engineering at the University of New Brunswick - Fredericton. He takes a special interest in the fields of sports medicine, and intends to pursue that career through medical school. Outside of class, he can often be found at the gym, running track for UNB or finishing last minute assignments at the library. 

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Prevail Laurent

Prevail is studying Biology at the University of New Brunswick. Within her field of study, her passion lies in laboratory analysis, health and research. She can always be found in the science library or chatting with friends in the science concourse. Outside of school Prevail enjoys being outdoors, reading, travelling and eating.

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Matthew MacLennan

Matthew is studying Electrical Engineering and specializing in Biomedical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick. Always looking for new opportunities, he hopes to build valuable skills and experiences from an engineering perspective to then pursue an M.D. Matthew hopes to merge both educations to contribute to the rehabilitation field for the remainder of his life. Outside of school, Matthew spends a great deal of time with his friends and family, volunteering, working out and reading.

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Alexander Jordan

Alex is currently studying Kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick. He loves learning about most things pertaining to how the human body works, with a specific interest in sports applications. In the future, Alex hopes to pursue a career as a physiotherapist in the the sports rehabilitation field. Outside of school, he spends his free time at the gym, catching up on his lackluster sleep schedule, or somewhere enjoying the great outdoors.

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Lua Samimi

Lua is studying Biology at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton. She has a keen interest in global health and pediatric medicine. For her honours thesis, Lua is researching the effects of metformin and a low glucose diet on lung cancer cell proliferation. When she’s not counting cells in the lab, you can find her obsessively crying over “This is Us”, lip syncing songs on Snapchat, or planning her next trip.

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Ahmed Eldesoky

Ahmed is studying Chemistry at the University of New Brunswick. He is interested in applications of chemistry in the energy sector--including Lithium-ion batteries, electrode materials, secondary energy devices and grid storage, and recently had the opportunity to work in Lithium-ion battery research at Dalhousie University in the first ever Tesla-sponsored university research lab. After his undergraduate degree, he hopes to join the renewable energy sector then later pursue graduate work in the field.  

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Jeremy Slayter

Jeremy is studying Biology at the University of New Brunswick - Fredericton. He has a passion for all realms of science, but predominantly health related as well as psychological science. When he is finished university he intends on applying for Medical School and pursuing a career as a Neurologist. In his free time, Jeremy likes to work on the ASRJ, invest in the stock market, and take photos whenever and wherever he can. You can contact Jeremy by email at jslayter@unb.ca

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Andrew Ward

Andrew is a Biology student at the University of New Brunswick with a passion for all health related fields, spanning the biomedical sciences as well as, social determinants and ethical principles of health. Andrew firmly believes in harnessing student engagement to drive social change and is ecstatic to launch the ASRJ along with the team. He is also an Educational Proctor in an on-campus residence and competes on the varsity swim team. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys cycling and all things coffee related!

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Liam MacNeil

Entering his fourth year of Biology at the University of New Brunswick, Liam has broad scientific interests strongly geared to the overlap and interplay of academic disciplines and finds most of his excitement in the emerging field of astrobiology. He aspires to pursue his education and to remain in the research sciences. Liam is a long distance runner, rock climber and an utmost admirer of the works of James Baldwin.

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Jaron Currie

Jaron Currie is a Biology Major, minoring in Psychology, at the University of New Brunswick. He finds much pleasure in studying Orthopaedics and Physiology due to my fascination with the complexity of the human body. Optimally, he would like to someday pursue a career in sports medicine. In his free time, he body builds, draws anatomical structures, and enjoys European football.

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Jon Lazarev

Jonathan is studying Biochemistry at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton. His academic endeavours and interests include all the major sciences, with a focus in healthcare. After completing his undergraduate degree, Jonathan wants to pursue a career in a medicinal field. During his summers, Jonathan has had the chance to work on research projects spanning from genetics, to diagnostic healthcare. Jonathan spends most of his time at the gym, or studying at your local library.

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Srijain Man Shrestha

Srijain is studying Biology at the University of New Brunswick. He has a passion for oncology and neurological research and hopes to pursue medicine after his undergraduate degree. There is so much research in all areas of STEM that is going on currently in Atlantic Canada but unfortunately so few students are aware of this and even fewer know where to go to obtain this information. Srijain hopes that the ASRJ can be a viable and knowledgeable forum for scientific research for students and the broader public. In his spare time, Srijain can be found studying in the Science Library, listening to a classy podcast or finishing up chores at weird hours.

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Chloe Jardine

Chloe is entering her second year of studying Leadership with a minor in Public Policy at the University of New Brunswick - Renaissance College. With a passion for politics, she hopes to continue to law school following her degree and work with policy in the future. In her spare time, Chloe can be found binge watching Netflix documentaries and enjoying soup day at Renaissance College.

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Hannah Wood

Hannah is studying Electrical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick. Fueling her interests in green technologies she is working with the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students, as part of a Working Group in Sustainability. In her future, she hopes to work with renewable and sustainable energy. In her free time, she can be found slacklining in the trees and biking around Fredericton.

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