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Environment Division

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

—Margaret Mead


The 2024 Science Atlantic Environment Conference (SAEC) will be held March 22 to 24. The conference will be hosted by University of Prince Edward Island Environmental Studies and will be the first in-person Environment Conference since 2019!

Visit the SAEC 2024 website for more details!

Science Atlantic Environment Conference (SAEC)

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Science Atlantic Environment Conference winners 2019

Thanks to the support of our generous conference sponsors, each year SAEC recognizes the achievements of some of Atlantic Canada’s top undergraduate and graduate environment studies students through a variety of awards.

Thinking Green

Science Atlantic Environment Conference 2018

Are you a student who is interested in the Environmental Sciences and would like to learn more about the field and where it could take you?
Our Thinking Green guide provides an overview of exactly what is environmental studies, some areas of research, available programs in Atlantic Canada, and a list of some of the possible careers in this diverse and exciting field.


Andrew MacDougall Headshot

Committee Chair

Andrew MacDougall
St. Francis Xavier University

View all environment committee members.


Welcome to Science Atlantic Environment! We are an interdisciplinary group that meets once per year in March to hear about exciting research being done by undergraduate and graduate students across all the Science Atlantic member institutions.

Because “Environment” encompasses such a broad scope, we always have an exciting diversity of topics and subject areas covering the full spectrum of social sciences to natural life sciences, with the common thread being the passion for studying the environment and aiming for solutions for environmental problems.