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2022 Annual Leadership Meeting

November 18 and 19, 2022

Hosted by
Charles Macdonald, Dean of Science, Dalhousie University,
Robert van den Hoogen, Chair of Science Atlantic and Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, StFX, and
Lois Whitehead, Executive Director, Science Atlantic

This event is free to attend and open to all!

Meeting Schedule and Resources

All sessions will be held in the Steele Ocean Sciences Building, as well as accessible through virtual platforms. All times are listed in AST.

Friday, November 18

Note: Saint Mary’s University is hosting a gathering for Deans of Arts, Science, and Social Sciences, 1:00-2:30 pm. For details, please contact Mary I. Ingraham, SMU Dean of ArtsSaint Mary’s is about a 20 minute walk from Dal’s Ocean Sciences Building (map). 

3:00-4:00 pm: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Panel (open to all)

Advocacy in STEM Spaces: A Fireside Chat

4:00-6:00 pm: Reception and Annual Business Meeting (open to all) 

6:30-8:00 pm: Dinner and separate meetings for Institutional Reps (Deans/equivalent) and Division Chairs

8:00-9:00 pm: Joint meeting of IRs and Chairs

9:00 pm: Social Event

Saturday, November 19

9:30-11:30 am: Strategic Planning workshop, facilitated by Lisa Tilley, Uprise Consulting 

Participants: Institutional Reps (Deans or equivalent), Division Chairs, Board and Strategic Planning Committee members. If you are interested in participating but are not involved in one of the groups listed, please email Lois Whitehead.

11:45 am-1:15 pm: Lunch and Science Communication Panel (open to all)

Science Communication as a Core Competency for the Next Generation of Scientists and Change Makers

1:15-1:30 pm: Closing

Proxy Form (for Institutional Representatives): 

Science Atlantic 2022 AMM Proxy Form Download


Since the pandemic, hotels are not providing official Dal-specific rates. The hotels closest to Dal are: 
The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites
1515 South Park Street
Halifax, NS B3J 2L2
Tel: (902) 423-6331

Atlantica Hotel
1980 Robie Street
Halifax, NS B3H 3G5
Tel: (902) 423-1161

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: 


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 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 (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