Where we started
In 1962, the Atlantic Provinces Inter-University Committee on the Sciences (APICS) held its first meeting. The goal of that initial group of deans was to enrich and strengthen research and technology in Atlantic Canada and foster cooperation between the region’s universities and government lab sector. Fast forward 50 years to 2012, when APICS became Science Atlantic.
Where we are today
It’s now been almost 10 years of the “new” Science Atlantic and it’s time to celebrate! We are 18 institutions strong, with over 150 faculty and hundreds of students who take part each year in our conferences. That’s tens of thousands of students, researchers, and educators who have participated in Science Atlantic over the past 60 years!
In 2022, we will turn 60
60 years since we have been a part of the science community in Atlantic Canada. 60 years of student conferences, success stories, and connections and friendships made. We want to celebrate that and we want to be creative. This is where you come in! Let’s show how Science Atlantic has created a special community for the past 60 years and what that community will contribute in the future.
We’re seeking volunteers to be part of the 60th Anniversary Planning Committee. This group will come up with and prioritize ideas (we’ve started a preliminary list to help kick off your creativity). With the support of a summer student to help you develop and implement these ideas, we’re looking forward to celebrating throughout the 2021-22 academic year.
This opportunity is open to anyone interested: current and former faculty, students and grads, and members of the community at large. This is a chance not only to help us, but for you to work alongside like-minded peers, make connections, and share Science Atlantic with new and old friends.
Get involved today through our Broadening Horizons Info Hub page! We’ll have an initial meeting in May to brainstorm.
We’re looking forward!