Fall 2017 Leadership Meetings

November 24-25, 2017
Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS

[Updated April 19, 2017]

Reception and Annual General Meeting (All welcome)

Details TBA

Stakeholders* Meeting (pre-registration required)

* Stakeholders: Institutional Representatives, Committee Chairs/designates, Board members, and other interested individuals

Details TBA

 

Accommodations

*Hotel booking deadline is October 12

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Lord Nelson Hotel beginning Wednesday, Nov. 22 up to and including Saturday, Nov. 25.

Reservations: (toll free) 1-800 565 2020
Cost: $119 + tax
Reference Code: TBA

Questions?

Contact Lois at lois.whitehead@scienceatlantic.ca or by phone at 902-494-3421.

 

Past Council Meetings

Science Atlantic Fall 2016 Leadership Meetings

November 25-26, 2016
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB
All sessions take place in the Alumni Memorial Building

[Updated November 21, 2016]

Reception and Annual General Meeting (All welcome)

Friday, November 25, 4:00 – 5:15 pm 

Presentation of Science Atlantic five-year Service Pins

Download AGM agenda and reports here

2016 Science Atlantic Financial Statement

Stakeholders* Meeting (pre-registration required)

* Stakeholders: Institutional Representatives, Committee Chairs/designates, Board members, and other interested individuals

Download Stakeholders Meeting materials here

Friday, November 25

5:30 – 6:30 pm      Stakeholders dinner
6:30 – 8:30 pm      Stakeholders Session 1

  • Priorities for 2017
  • What makes a good student conference?

Saturday, November 26

7:45 – 9:30 am       Committee Chairs Breakfast and Meeting (Committee Chairs/designates only)

9:30 – 12:00 pm    Stakeholders Session 2

  • NSERC-Atlantic presentation
  • AFRED update and vision for the future
  • The value of labs and hands-on experiences in undergraduate education in science

12:00 – 12:30 pm  Light lunch

12:30 – 1:30 pm   Board Meeting (Board members only)

Accommodations

*Hotel booking deadline is October 24 extended to November 4

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Delta Hotel beginning Wednesday, Nov. 23 up to and including Saturday, Nov. 26.

Reservations: 1-506-457-7000
Cost: $119 + tax (till Nov.4)
Reference Code: “Atlantic Deans of Arts, Science & Graduate Studies”

For those who would prefer to be within walking distance of campus (the Delta is an approximate 10 minute drive), there are alternative hotels including the Crowne Plaza or the Carriage House B&B.

Science Atlantic Fall 2015 Council Session

View the event details here.

Science Atlantic Spring 2015 Council Session

April 24-25, 2015
Acadia University, Wolfville, NS
[Updated April 19, 2015]

Materials:

Schedule

* All meetings take place in the Fountain Commons (Building 26 on map

Friday, April 24 
4:30 – 6:30 pm  Executive meeting (Executive members only) (Alumni Boardroom)
7 – 9 pm             Council Session I (Alumni Boardroom)
9 – 10 pm           Reception (Room 210)

Saturday, April 25
7:30 – 9:15 am   Chairs’ Breakfast (Committee Chairs/reps ONLY) (Room 210)
9:30 – 12 noon   Council Session II (Alumni Boardroom)

Special Presentation

Friday April 24, 2015

Low Hanging Fruit: Research Opportunities in Nova Scotia Wine Country

Gillian Mainguy, Acting Director for the Atlantic Wine Institute at Acadia University

Gillian has been working to help link academic researchers with industry partners, and has been involved in the wine industry since her move to the province from Ontario in 2011. Her other wine related undertaking is as Manager for the Winery Association of Nova Scotia. Gillian also works part-time for Research & Graduate Studies at Acadia University as Project Manager for a multi-year research project on Tidal Energy. She holds a Masters degree in Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto.

Saturday April 25, 2015

Developing the Leadership of Tomorrow for Science and Society

Lara Gibson, Instructor, Dept of Biology, Dalhousie University
Anne Marie Ryan, Senior Instructor, Dept of Earth Sciences, Dalhousie University
Allison Schmidt, Instructor, Dept of Biology, Dalhousie University

In an increasingly complex world, the scientists of the future need to be vital voices and contributors to a vast array of issues facing humanity. Our students need opportunities to explore and practice what it means to be a leader, develop effective communication skills, and consider the nature of science in a broader sense, as well as grapple with ethical and political issues facing science today. The new Certificate in Science Leadership and Communication at Dalhousie University aims to engage students in these facets of science and offer them new perspectives on what it means to be a scientist in the 21st Century while honing their leadership and communication skills. In this presentation, we will take you through the context for the development of the Certificate, some of the strategies we employ in teaching the leadership class and the rationale behind them, as well as share our vision in moving forward.

Materials and Reports

Please review these materials in advance and come to the meetings prepared with any questions or discussion points you may have.

Note: printed copies will NOT be provided at the meeting. If you are unable to print a copy but would like one, please contact Lois no later than noon on Wednesday, April 22.

Accommodations

Old Orchard Inn
153 Greenwich Road South
RR#2 Wolfville, NS B4P 2R
Phone:  1-800-561-8090

Cost:  $114 single or $124 double+tax/night
Booking Code: Science Atlantic

Science Atlantic Fall 2014 Council Session

November 21-22, 2014
Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL

Materials:

[updated November 18, 2014]

Schedule

*All meetings will take place at Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland, hosted by Memorial University

Friday, November 21

4:30 – 6:30pm    Executive Meeting and Dinner (Executive members ONLY) (Amherst Boardroom)
7 – 9pm              Council Session I (Everyone) (Avalon & Battery)
9 – 10pm            Reception (Everyone) (The Narrows)

Saturday, November 22

7:30 – 8:00am    Breakfast Buffet (Committee Chairs/reps ONLY) (Amherst Boardroom)
7:30 – 9:15am    Committee Chairs’ Breakfast Meeting (Amherst Boardroom)
9:15am – 12pm  Council Session II (Everyone) (Avalon & Battery)

Special Presentation

Cold ocean and deep sea research: challenges and opportunities.

Ian A. Fleming, Professor, Department of Ocean Sciences, Ocean Sciences Centre, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

The sea is a relatively unexplored frontier, yet it drives many of our planetary systems and is of enormous cultural, socio-economic and biological importance. In 2009, we at Memorial’s Ocean Sciences Centre sought and were awarded a Leading Edge Grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation with matching support from the NL Research and Development Corporation to create state-of-the-art facilities to enable marine research in three key areas: deep sea biology, diseases of the marine environment and invasive species. The new facilities are designed to enhance the Ocean Sciences Centre’s capabilities to study cold ocean ecosystems, their organisms and processes. In my presentation, I recount some of the challenges of developing this enhanced infrastructure and the opportunities the new facilities have created.

Materials and Reports

Please review these materials in advance and come to the meetings prepared with any questions or discussion points you may have.

Note: printed copies will NOT be provided at the meeting. If you are unable to print a copy but would like one, please contact Lois no later than noon on Tuesday, November 18.

Accommodations

Sheraton St. John’s
115 Cavendish Square
Phone:  1-888-870-3033

A block of rooms has been set aside for you (expires October 21, 2014, 5:00pm NDT)

Block booking code: Atlantic Deans of Arts and Science/Science Atlantic
Cost:  $152.00/night includes complementary wi-fi, parking and use of the fitness centre, indoor pool, sauna, and hot tub.

Checkin is 3:00pm and checkout is 12:00pm.

Science Atlantic Spring 2014 Council Session

April 25-26, 2014
St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS
[Updated April 21, 2014]

Now available for download:

 

Schedule

* All meetings take place in the Schwartz School of Business (Building 3 on map

Friday, April 25 
4 – 6 pm             Executive meeting (Executive members only)
7 – 9 pm             Council Session I (Room 205)
9 – 10 pm           Reception (2nd floor Lounge)

Saturday, April 26
7:30 – 9:15 am   Chairs’ Breakfast (Committee Chairs/reps ONLY) (Room 285)
9:30 – 12 noon    Council Session II (Room 205)

Meeting Theme

We will split our time between regular business (reports, finances, etc.) and discussing the topic, “Understanding the challenges of the Aboriginal and African Canadian post secondary student.”  Our host, Robert van den Hoogen, has arranged two speakers (one Friday evening and one Saturday).  Further details will follow.

Materials and Reports

Please review these materials in advance and come to the meetings prepared with any questions or discussion points you may have.

Note: printed copies will NOT be provided at the meeting. If you are unable to print a copy but would like one, please contact Lois no later than noon on Wednesday, April 23.

Accommodations

Maritime Inn
158 Main Street, Antigonish
Phone:  1-902-863-4001
Toll free:  1-888-662-7484

A block of 20 rooms has been reserved (expires March 21, 2014)
Cost:  $118.00+tax/night including wireless Internet
Booking ID: #060502

Science Atlantic Fall 2013 Council Session

November 22-23, 2013
Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS
[Updated November 18, 2013]

Schedule

* All meetings take place in the Sobey Building (map

Friday, November 22 
4 – 6 pm             Executive meeting (Executive members only)
6 – 7 pm             Reception (Fourth floor lounge)
7 – 9 pm             Council Session I (Secunda Marine Boardroom, room 401)

Saturday, November 23
7:30 – 9:15 am   Chairs’ Breakfast (Committee Chairs/reps ONLY) (room 420)
9:30 – 12 noon    Council Session II (room 401)

Materials and Reports

Fall 2013 Council Agenda

Nov 2013 Council materials (full package of meeting documents).

A link to download the meeting package will been emailed to all Council members or their designates before the meetings.  Please review these materials in advance and come to the meetings prepared with any questions or discussion points you may have.

Note: printed copies will NOT be provided at the meeting. If you are unable to print a copy but would like one, please contact Jasmine no later than noon on Thursday, November 21.

Accommodations

Note: Block bookings expired on November 4.

1980 Robie Street at Quinpool, Halifax
Toll Free: 1-888-810-7288
Hotel Direct: (902) 423-1161
Booking ID: Atlantic Deans of Arts and Science Meeting

King or Double Bed
$109/night plus taxes
Check-In: 3:00 p.m.
Check-Out: 12:00 p.m.
Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access and local phone calls
Complimentary parking in underground parking garage, based on availability

The Lord Nelson Hotel and Suites

1515 South Park Street, Halifax
Toll Free: 1-800-565-2020
Hotel Direct: 1-902-423-5130
Booking ID: 29854

Queen or Double Bed
$115/night plus taxes
Check-In: 3:00 p.m.
Check-Out: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access and local phone calls
Parking is available for $19.95 plus tax per night

Science Atlantic Spring 2013 Council Session and Annual General Meeting

April 19-20, 2013
Université de Moncton, Moncton, NB
[Updated March 29, 2013]

Schedule

Friday, April 19 
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm:  Council Session I (all members)

  • Special Presentation:  A new PhD program in the life sciences, Dr. Martin Filion, Biology Department, Université de Moncton

9:00 pm:  Réception du doyen

Saturday, April 20

7:30 am – 9:15 am:  Committee Chairs Breakfast (Committee Chairs/reps only)
9:30 am – 12:00 noon:  Council Session II and Annual General meeting (all members)

Meetings will take place in Pavillon Léopold-Taillon, Room 136 (#17 on the campus map).

Materials and Reports

A link to download the meeting package will been emailed to all Council members or their designates before the meetings.  Please review these materials in advance and come to the meetings prepared with any questions or discussion points you may have.

Note: printed copies will NOT be provided at the meeting (if you are unable to print a copy but would like one, please contact Lois).

Local information

A summary of helpful information about the area including parking, restaurants, etc.

Accommodations

Special rates have been negotiated at a number of hotels.  Please make your reservation with reference to “Science Atlantique” by March 18.  Rooms will be released after that date.

Ramada Plaza Crystal Palace
499 Paul St., Dieppe
Phone: (506) 858-8584; Toll free (reservations): 1-800-561-7108
$109.95 plus tax per night Includes parking and high speed internet. Breakfast not included.

Crowne Plaza (Downtown Moncton)
1005 Main St., Moncton
Phone: 1-506-854-6340; Toll free (reservations): 1-866-854-4656; online booking
$100.00 plus tax per night. Includes parking and WiFi internet. Breakfast not included.

Château Moncton
100 Main Street St., Moncton
Phone: 506-870-4444; Toll free (reservations): 1-800-576-4040
$114.00 plus taxes per night. Includes parking, breakfast and high speed internet.

B&Bs

Bonaccord House
250 Bonaccord St., Moncton
Phone: (506) 388-1535
$50.00 – $80 plus taxes per night. Includes parking and high speed internet. Breakfast included.

Auberge Au Bois Dormant Inn
67 John St., Moncton
Phone : (506) 855-6767; Toll free (reservations) 1-866-856-6767
Starts at $90  plus taxes per night. Includes parking and WiFi. Breakfast included.

Science Atlantic Spring 2012 Council Session and Annual General Meeting

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS
[Updated April 23, 2012]

Schedule

Friday, April 27  
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm:  50th Anniversary Celebration, Discovery Centre, Halifax

Saturday, April 28

9:30 am – 12:00 noon:  Council Session and Annual General meeting (all members)
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm:  Committee Chairs lunch (Committee Chairs/reps only)

Meetings will take place in the Rosaria Student Centre Boardroom, Room 309 (#4 on the MSVU campus map). Detailed directions are in your meeting package.

Materials and Reports

A link to download the meeting package has been emailed to all Council members or their designates.  Please review these materials in advance and come to the meetings prepared with any questions or discussion points you may have.

Note: printed copies will NOT be provided at the meeting (if you are unable to print a copy but would like one, please contact Lori at lori.hilchey@scienceatlantic.ca).

Special Presentation

On Saturday morning, the MSVU Communications and Public Relations Department will be making a presentation about their new undergraduate Science Communication Program.

Accommodations

A block of 20 rooms for Friday, April 27 has been reserved at the Cambridge Suites Hotel, 1583 Brunswick Street, Halifax. Cost is $135 per suite plus tax which includes continental breakfast.  Parking is available to guests at a reduced rate of $8 per day.

Friday Evening Pre-reception Dinner

For those who are interested, a group reservation has been made at Dofsky’s Grill at the Cambridge Suites at 4:45 pm.  Please RSVP to Lois if you plan to come so we can ensure the restaurant reserves enough tables.