Dalhousie Tree Dedication Ceremony

An Event At The University Where It All Began

Dalhousie University students and faculty gathered on October 28 to celebrate 60 years of Science Atlantic with a tree dedication. A young gingko tree was dedicated outside of the LSC Psychology wing.

Dr. Jen Stamp, Science Atlantic Psychology Representative and Board Member, and former Psychology Committee Chair, delivering opening remarks.

Dr. Chuck MacDonald, Dean of Science, and former Science Atlantic Conference Attendee, spoke about his experience with Science Atlantic at the ceremony.

 Saisha Rankaduwa (pictured above) spoke about her experience with Science Atlantic conferences. She won the Karen Nicholson Prize at the 2021 Psychology conference for her presentation titled “Re-Analysis of Body Representation in the Somatosensory Cortex: An Investigation of the “Femunculus””.

Event speakers presenting the dedication plaque.

Dr. Stamp placed the plaque, officiating the dedication. The plaque was created by in the Dalhousie Makespace lab by mechanical engineering students Cole Bleau and Michelle Pellerin.

Ceremony attendees gather in front of the newly appointed Science Atlantic tree.

The first Science Atlantic meeting (formerly APICS) was held at Dalhousie University in 1962. We are honoured to see such an enthusiastic turn-out almost 60 years later.

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