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Charles Macdonald

Chair of Science Atlantic
Dean of Science
Dalhousie University

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Pandurang Ashrit

Dean of Science
Université de Moncton

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Lois Whitehead

Executive Director
Science Atlantic


Held each November, the Annual Members Meeting brings together the leaders of Science Atlantic to develop the organization’s strategic direction, share updates, hear from guest speakers, and and connect with each other. Participation is open to Institutional Representatives (Deans or equivalent), Division and Action Committee Chairs, and Board members; as well, some sessions will be live streamed for all who are interested.


A block of rooms has been booked at the Crowne Plaza Nov. 23 and 24.

Deadline to book is Oct. 23.

The hotel is located downtown with a number of restaurants and activities (Avenir Centre and Capitol Theatre) within walking distance. The UdeM campus is only 2.3 km away.

Meeting Schedule

The Science Atlantic meetings November 24 and 25 will be held at the Rémi-Rossignol Pavilion, rooms R113, B103 and B115.

For the Rémi-Rossignol Pavilion, the closest parking available is at P3. If lot is full, additional parking is also available at  P4 and P2.

*Note: if you are a Dean, please also see the schedule for the Atlantic Deans of Arts and Science Meeting, held November 23 and 24.

Friday, November 24

3:30-4:00 pm: Registration

Rémi-Rossignol Pavilion, room R113

4:00-4:30 pm: Reception

Rémi-Rossignol Pavilion, room R215

4:30-6:00 pm: Annual Business Meeting (livestreamed)

Rémi-Rossignol Pavilion, room B115

All welcome; no registration required to view. Link will be posted in advance of the meeting.

Note: Votes are held by the senior Institutional Representative for each member institution (Dean or equivalent)

6:00-7:30 pm: Dinner and speaker

Rémi-Rossignol Pavilion, room B115

Topic: History of Science Atlantic

Presenters: Alyre Chiasson, Megan Krempa, Amelia St. John

Presentation and bios

7:30-9:00 pm: Separate sessions for IRs and Chairs

IR: Rémi-Rossignol Pavilion, room B103

Chairs: Rémi-Rossignol Pavilion, room B115

9:00-10:30 pm: Social Event

Monk10 Taproom – Hilton Garden Inn (40 Highfield St., Moncton)

Saturday, November 25

8:30-9:00 am: Coffee, tea, and pastries

Rémi-Rossignol Pavilion, room B115

* Please note that there is no complementary breakfast.

T-Bone's Restaurant offers breakfast starting from 6:30 AM.

9:00-10:15 am: Joint meeting of IRs and Chairs

Rémi-Rossignol Pavilion, room B115

10:15-10:45 am: Health break

Rémi-Rossignol Pavilion, room B115

10:45-11:45 am: Workshop

Rémi-Rossignol Pavilion, room B115

Topic: Using co-curricular content integrated into core course to increase student grades, success, and retention

Presenter: Steve Smith

Presentation and bio

11:45-1:30 pm: Lunch and speaker

Rémi-Rossignol Pavilion, room B115

Topic: Open Science

Presenter: Maria Pawlowska

Presentation and bio

1:30-1:45 pm: Wrap up

Rémi-Rossignol Pavilion, room B115

2:00-3:00 pm: Board meeting

Rémi-Rossignol Pavilion, room B115

Board members only

Event Speakers and Announcements

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Annual Members Meeting: Workshop

Join Dr. Steve Smith as he presents his experimental research investigating the effectiveness of integrating co-curricular student success skill developments into first year core required courses.

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Annual Members Meeting: History of Science Atlantic

Join Dr. Alyre Chiasson and students Amelia St. John and Megan Krempa as they guide attendees through a brief history of Science Atlantic, focusing on stories that connect the past and present, and feature histories that have fallen through the cracks.

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