Membership Directory 2019-11-13T13:10:00+00:00

Dr. Shannan Grant

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Nutrition and Foods Committee Representative Mount Saint Vincent UniversityApplied Human Nutrition Website: Faculty Webpage

Research Interests:

  • Assessment of nutrition education/ intervention from both the perspective of the patient/ client and the health care professional.
  • Developing and implementing dietary interventions using knowledge translation strategies, classical behaviour change theories and core education principals.


Dr. David Gray

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Institutional Representative Dalhousie University, Agriculture CampusDean of Agriculture Website: Faculty Webpage

Dr. Michelle Gray

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Board Director, Environment Committee Chair University of New Brunswick, FrederictonForestry and Environmental Management Website: Canadian Rivers Institute

Research Interests: 

  • Indicators of ecosystem health
  • Environmental monitoring study design
  • Long-term monitoring data analysis

Dr. Jacob Hanley

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Earth Science Committee Representative Saint Mary’s UniversityGeology Website: Faculty Webpage

Research Interests:

  • Quantitative fluid and melt inclusion studies in magmatic-hydrothermal ore-forming systems with a focus on precious metal deposits
  • Ore body characterization linking ore and gangue mineralogy to mineral processing efficiency and recovery
  • Hydrothermal experimental studies
  • Volatile chemistry of paleofluids with a focus on hydrocarbons
  • Mineral chemistry, alteration and stable isotope studies of hydrothermal systems informed by in-situ microanalysis (Raman, SEM, SIMS, LA-ICPMS)
  • Trace element analysis of archeological slags and metallic artifacts for advancing provenance studies

Dr. Ian Hill

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Institutional Representative Dalhousie UniversityDean of Science Website: Personal Website

Research Topics:

  • Interface Engineering
  • Organic Electronics
  • Organic Solar Cells
  • Perovskite Solar Cells
  • Photoelectron Spectroscopies
  • Printable Electronics
  • Thin-film Transistors
  • Surface and Interface Physics

James Hughes

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Computer Science Committee Representative St. Francis Xavier UniversityMath, Statistics And Computer Science

Research Interests:

  • The development of machine learning algorithms for real world applications.
  • Evolutionary Computation and Artificial Neural Networks. Application areas include neuroinformatics, bioinformatics, kinematics, geology, art, finance, and clinical applications.

Kris Hunter

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Aquaculture & Fisheries Committee Representative St. Francis Xavier University

Dr. Diego Ibarra

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Aquaculture & Fisheries Committee Representative Dalhousie UniversityBiology Website: Google Scholar

Research Topics:

  • Aquaculture
  • Data mining
  • Modelling
  • Ecology

Dr. Shafiqul Islam

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Mathematics & Statistics Committee Representative University of Prince Edward IslandMathematics & Computational Science Website: Website

Research Interests:

  • Ergodic Theory
  • Dynamical systems
  • Random Dynamical systems
  • Stochastic processes
  • Frobenius- Perron operator,
  • Applications of stochastic processes and dynamical systems in Finance
  • Iterated Function Systems (IFS), fractals and Applications

Dr. Michelle Jetha

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Psychology Committee Representative Cape Breton UniversityPsychology

Research Interests:

  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Neuropsychology
  • Biological psychology

Dr. Nathan Johnston

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Mathematics & Statistics Committee Representative Mount Allison UniversityMath & Computer Science Website: Research Homepage

Research Interests:

  • Mathematical and computational problems motivated by questions in quantum information theory, linear algebra, matrix analysis, convex optimization.

Dr. Stephanie Jones

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Psychology Committee Representative Acadia UniversityPsychology Website: Faculty Webpage

Research Interests: 

  • Measuring attentional abilities in healthy adults across the lifespan, as an important precursor to identifying deficits in attention in those affected by stroke and Parkinson’s disease (PD), and understanding if and how cognitive functioning can be improved through computer-based training in person’s with PD.

Dr. Alain Joseph

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Board Director, Institutional Representative Nova Scotia Community College

Dr. Pierre Jutras

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Earth Science Committee Representative Saint Mary’s UniversityGeology Website: Faculty Webpage

Research Interests:

  • Sedimentology; stratigraphy; structural geomorphology
  • Lower Carboniferous tectonostratigraphy of the Maritimes Basin
  • Sedimentology and paleogeography of Viséan clastic rocks adjacent to the Windsor Sea
  • Paleoenvironment of phreatic calcretes in the geological record
  • Early Paleozoic pedogenic environments

Dr. Owen Kaser

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Computer Science Committee Chair University of New Brunswick, Saint JohnDepartment of Computer Science

Tomer Katan

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Aquaculture & Fisheries Student Representative Memorial University

Dr. Mike Katz

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Chemistry Committee Representative Memorial UniversityChemistry Website: Research Website

Research Interests:

  • Porous Materials
  • Metal Organic Frameworks

Dr. Mojtaba Kaviani

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Nutrition and Foods Committee Representative Acadia UniversityNutrition and Dietetics

Dr. Liam Keliher

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Computer Science Committee Representative Mount Allison UniversityMathematics & Computer Science Website: Faculty Webpage

Research Interests:

  • Cryptography
  • Algorithms
  • Complexity

Dr. Aaron Kelly

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Vice Chair, Speaker Tour Coordinator Dalhousie UniversityChemistry Website: Research Group Website

Research Interests: 

  • Development and application of algorithms for quantum dynamics simulations of photo-induced chemical processes.
  • Natural light-harvesting systems
  • Bulk heterojunction solar cells
  • Molecules in optical cavities
  • Solid state systems.