Science Atlantic Science Communication Award 2018-07-06T12:14:30+00:00


Science Atlantic Science Communication Award

Sponsored by Canadian Science Publishing, Science Atlantic and The Atlantic Student Research Journal

The Award

The Science Atlantic Science Communication Award is offered at each of the annual Science Atlantic-sponsored student conferences. The prize is awarded to the student who is best able to communicate a science topic to his or her peers. The award may be split into two prizes (one for an oral and one for a poster presentation) at the discretion of the judging committee.

The award consists of a letter of commendation, a cash prize and the opportunity to work collaboratively with the Atlantic Student Research Journal team to write and publish an article about the winner’s research. Click here to read up on the editorial process.


Each conference organizing committee determines the judging committee membership. Some committees involve students, some have a ballot vote of all conference attendees, and some are professors in the discipline.

The judging committee has the right to not give an award in any competition. If there are fewer than three students eligible to compete for this award at any conference, the award may not be disbursed.

The decision of the judges is final.


Awards (cash prize) at the Aquaculture & Fisheries, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environment, Physics & Astronomy and the Nutrition conferences are sponsored by Canadian Science Publishing.

Awards (cash prize) at the Mathematics & Statistics and Computer Science conference and the Psychology conference are sponsored by Science Atlantic.

Awards (writing opportunity) for all of the Science Atlantic conferences are sponsored by the Atlantic Student Research Journal.

About Canadian Science Publishing

Canadian Science Publishing (CSP) with origins dating back to 1929, have proudly unveiled a new look and refreshed identity as Canada’s not-for-profit leader in mobilizing scientific knowledge. CSP is moving forward exclusively as a global enterprise distributing content from 24 peer-reviewed journals to more than 125 countries with the support of their team of internationally renowned subject-expert Editors and peer reviewers. CSP is dedicated to serving the needs of Canadian and international researchers, not only by publishing quality peer-reviewed journals but also by supporting the knowledge-sharing activities of scholarly societies and other key partners through events, awards, and other exchanges. Click here to explore CSP’s new brand and vision.

About The Atlantic Student Research Journal

The Atlantic Student Research Journal is a student-led initiative working to facilitate knowledge translation and to develop the student-scientist network. The ASRJ provides a number of services to students to help connect them to research communities across Atlantic Canada. Primarily, the ASRJ works with researchers and student researchers to communicate their research, with the goal of increasing awareness and providing additional opportunity for student involvement. Secondarily, the ASRJ maintains services such as the  researcher directory and the Opportunity Centre. The ASRJ aims to inspire and support students and local researchers to develop the research ecosystem in Atlantic Canada.