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About Science Atlantic

Our Mission

To grow and connect the post-secondary science communities in Atlantic Canada. 

Our Values


We embrace the values of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility.


We are a voice and a resource for science in Atlantic Canada’s postsecondary communities.


We provide timely decisions and actions to advance our organization and support our members.


We provide a warm and welcoming environment.


We support our communities into the future through responsible and sustainable resource allocation in our organization and activities.

Our Vision

Science Atlantic is a committed, member-driven organization that builds collaboration and partnerships to strengthen post-secondary science communities across the Atlantic region.

Celebratory plaque recognizing 60 years of Science Atlantic.

Science Atlantic (formerly the Atlantic Provinces Council on the Sciences or APICS) is a charitable organization representing 18 post-secondary and research institutes in Atlantic Canada. We have been providing networking and conference opportunities for undergraduate science students and faculty in the Atlantic region since 1962.

Our activities include annual academic conferences in ten different disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields, lecture tours by notable scientists, awards recognizing research and science communication skills, travel assistance for students to attend conferences, and workshops for faculty and students.

Picture taken on the 60th Anniversary Tree Dedication Event Across Our Member Institutions.

People holding a map on top of a table.

Picture taken at the Atlantic Universities Geoscience Conference (AUGC) – 2016


Board and Committee Members
who are experts in their scientific field.


Student awards granted annually
at our discipline specific conferences.


Students and faculty attended
our conferences this year.