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Research laboratories added to Dalhousie medicine program


Saint John, NB – Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick (DMNB), located on the Saint John campus of the University of New Brunswick, is receiving $5 million from the province’s government to establish and equip research laboratories.

The funding will be divided two ways: $2.6 million will be used to complete the DMNB building and $2.4 million to outfit the laboratories with research equipment.

The project will add 90 sq m to the DMNB building, creating a total of 522 sq m of research space. The biomedical research laboratory will require special construction in relation to air handling, waste drainage and flooring, while the basic laboratory space requires the purchase of equipment such as microscopes and other specialized equipment.

An agreement was reached by the provincial government, Dalhousie University and the University of New Brunswick in June 2008 to establish an English-language medical education program in the province.

“At the University of New Brunswick, we are proud to be the host site for the Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick program,” said Robert MacKinnon, vice-president, UNBSJ. “We look forward to working with our colleagues in government and at Dalhousie University to build on an exciting new health agenda in southwestern New Brunswick.”