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2021 Virtual Annual Members Meeting

November 25 to 26, 2021

Hosted virtually by
Alain Joseph, Director of Research, Nova Scotia Community College,
Robert van den Hoogen, Chair of Science Atlantic and Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, StFX, and
Lois Whitehead, Executive Director, Science Atlantic

Meeting Schedule and Resources

Thursday, November 25

3:00-4:00 pm: Annual Members Meeting (open to all)

4:005:00 pm: Division Chairs meeting (closed session) 

  • For the 10 Division Chairs (or designates) only; Board Chair Robert van den
    Hoogen and staff will also be present.
  • Andrea Burgess, Chair of Mathematics and Statistics Committee, will Chair this meeting

4:005:00 pm: Institutional Representatives (IRs) meeting (closed session)

  • For all Institutional Representatives. 

5:005:30 pm: Joint Chairs/Institutional Reps meeting (closed session)

  • For Division Committee Chairs and IRs only

Friday, November 26

10:00-11:15 am Workshop: Embedding EDI Practices in Science Atlantic Student Conferences

In this session, members of Science Atlantic’s new EDI Action Committee will meet with SA Division Committee Chairs and conference organizers to highlight some upcoming events and initiatives, and to engage attendees in discussion about how the EDI Action Committee can support the Divisions and conference organizers in looking at their activities through an EDI lens.

  • This session is for Chairs, conference organizers, and IRs/Deans
  • Hosted by the Science Atlantic EDI Action Committee 

11:45 am-12:30 pm 60th Anniversary Virtual Celebration (all welcome)

Join us as we celebrate 60 years of Science Atlantic! 

1:00-2:30 pm Workshop: Enhancing the New Faculty Experience (all welcome)

In summer 2020, we spoke with Atlantic Canadian faculty about their experiences in the post-secondary STEM community with the goal of learning how Science Atlantic might be able to both broaden and enhance community engagement. To understand how the new faculty experience could be enhanced, we asked participants to think in retrospect about what they would have benefitted from as new faculty. From their responses, we’ve developed four key areas in which supports for new faculty could be strengthened.

This workshop will include a brief presentation of the findings, followed by breakout discussions to brainstorm ways the Atlantic post-secondary STEM community can support new faculty.

Check out our Broadening Horizons Info Hub for more details about the project!

Thursday, November 25

Friday, November 26

In this session, members of Science Atlantic’s new EDI Action Committee will meet with SA Division Committee Chairs and conference organizers to highlight some upcoming events and initiatives, and to engage attendees in discussion about how the EDI Action Committee can support the Divisions and conference organizers in looking at their activities through an EDI lens.  

Meeting room:

30 minute break.

30 minute break.

In summer 2020, we spoke with Atlantic Canadian faculty about their experiences in the post-secondary STEM community with the goal of learning how Science Atlantic might be able to both broaden and enhance community engagement.

To understand how the new faculty experience could be enhanced, we asked participants to think in retrospect about what they would have benefitted from as new faculty. From their responses, we’ve developed four key areas in which supports for new faculty could be strengthened.

This workshop will include a brief presentation of the findings, followed by breakout discussions to brainstorm ways the
Atlantic post-secondary STEM community can support new faculty.

Meeting room: 

Materials: 

Tentative Schedule (all times AST)

Thursday, November 25
3:00-4:00 pm

Annual Members Meeting

4:00-5:00 pmInstitutional Representatives Session (Deans and IRs only)
4:00-5:00 pmDivision Chairs Session (Committee Chairs only)
5:00-5:30 pmJoint IRs and Chairs Session
Friday, November 26
8:00 am-8:00 pm

Gather.town open

10:00-11:15 amEmbedding EDI in Science Atlantic Conferences (for Committee Chairs, IRs, and conference organizers)
11:45-12:30 pm

60th Anniversary Celebration in Gather.town (all welcome)

12:30-1:00 pmLunch
1:00-2:30 pm

Broadening Horizons Workshop: Enhancing the New Faculty Experience (all welcome)

Technical FAQ

2021 amm package

Financials