University of New Brunswick, Saint John Campus Dedicates Tree

Appreciative of Science Atlantic

Dean of Science Dr. Van Zyll de Jong placed the plaque, officially dedicating the new Science Atlantic tree.

On October 20, University of New Brunswick, Saint John Campus dedicated a 60-year-old linden tree in the campus quad to celebrate 60 years of Science Atlantic. The tree is located near Irving Hall, which holds the faculties of Science, Applied Science, and Engineering.

“Science Atlantic is the only regional, cross-disciplinary, post-secondary science network in Canada, its network enhances not only students’ academic goals but fosters’ connections between scientists in our region.”

– Caroline Brunelle, UNB Saint John’s Science Atlantic psychology representative.

Two students who have been involved with Science Atlantic in the past spoke at the dedication. UNB Saint John master’s students Michaela Ritchie and Allyson Lamont each received a 2021 Science Atlantic Undergraduate Research Award.

They took turns recalling how Science Atlantic has benefitted them:

“I had such a great experience at this conference, as I not only got to present my own research, but also got to learn about all the exciting research that my fellow students are completing at other institutions in the Atlantic provinces.”   

– Michaela Ritchie.






“I am so appreciative of Science Atlantic for creating a space to enhance communication between students and faculty.”   

– Allyson Lamont.

Michaela Ritchie
Allyson Lamont
Invited guests gathered in front of the newly appointed Science Atlantic tree.

(Left to right) UNB Saint John Indigenous advisor Todd Ross, Dean of Science Dr. Van Zyll de Jong,  Graduate Student Michaela Ritchie, Graduate Student Allyson Lamont, UNB Saint John Science Atlantic psychology representative Caroline Brunelle, and Graduate Student Amy MacQuarrie.

For more information about the event, check out the UNB Newsroom post here!

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