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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Zak Hanzel

Zak is studying Biochemistry at the University of New Brunswick. His interests lie in all areas of  healthcare and predominantly cardiac disease prevention.  Zak hopes to pursue a career as a cardiac surgeon in honour of his grandmother. During his summers, Zak has done research in the field of Solar Wind-Magnetosphere-Ionosphere-System and has engaged in preventive healthcare volunteering abroad. In his spare time you can find him studying, spending time with friends, kickboxing and looking for a nice place to visit.

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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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James Tang

James is currently studying Biochemistry at the University of New Brunswick. Growing up in Fredericton, James discovered very early on his love for STEM; he enjoyed challenging himself in various enriched classes throughout middle school and high school. Research in Atlantic Canada has mostly fallen under the radar of the general public’s perception, and yet there is so much happening in right in our backyard. James hopes to explore new ideas and to be able to bring some well-deserved attention to these topics. In his free time, James likes to spend his free time working out, playing badminton, and sleeping.

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Christopher Lee

Chris is working towards a Major in Biology and Minor in Mathematics. His deepest interests lie in understanding mechanisms at the smallest scale, which are leading him to pursue a MSc followed by a PhD. in Genetic Analysis. In his eyes, knowledge is the most powerful weapon on earth, and believes that the ASRJ is the best medium to empower younger students. You can find him hiking outdoors, listening to the greatest of musicals, or getting kicked out of a Rolex store.

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Daniel Hanscom

Daniel is currently at the University of New Brunswick majoring in Biology and minoring in Mathematics. His academic interests include medicine, population genetics, and biochemistry. After Daniel achieves his Bachelor Degree he’s hoping to pursuing a career in the healthcare field. Apart from drowning in textbooks he can be found at the gym, in the line at Tim Hortons or jamming out to the Tragically Hip!

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Chantelle Masterson

Chantelle is a Renaissance College student minoring in Biology at the University of New Brunswick. She is interested in all things science, with specific interests in health, environmental conservation, and sustainable development. Chantelle is also passionate about advocating for human rights and equality. With many nicknames including Channy, Cmaster and History Buff, you can find Chantelle painting, exploring the great outdoors, or featured on the ASRJ Snapchat and Instagram stories.

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