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UNB Saint John to get a multi-research greenhouse

(Front: Fundy Royal MP Alaina Lockhart, UNB Saint John Vice-President Robert MacKinnon, Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty, Saint John-Rothesay MP Wayne Long, and Chair of UNB’s Board of Governors Brian Baxter Back: PhD Student Andrew Flewelling, Mayor of Saint John Don Darling) 

UNB’s Saint John campus is getting a new greenhouse. Construction of the new multi-research greenhouse, which will replace the current aging facility, is planned for the summer/fall of 2017. Phase 1 of the project, demolition, begins Jan. 30.

The facility will allow research to be conducted in aquaculture, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, and will improve the environmental footprint of the Saint John campus by reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

The provincial and federal governments, together with UNB, are investing $1 million to build the new structure.

“Building a new multi-research greenhouse will provide our researchers a place to do what they do best, as well as improved learning opportunities for students while continuing to foster research excellence,” says Robert MacKinnon, UNB Saint John’s vice-president.

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