Letter from the Chair, 2019

Welcome to Another Year With Science Atlantic!

Another academic year is at our doorstep!  One of our main goals this year at Science Atlantic is to further enhance the engagement of our members which include students, staff and faculty, as well as senior leadership at our member institutions.  I encourage you to find out about the exciting things that are taking place at Science Atlantic beyond our student conferences.

I also encourage you to promote Science Atlantic to others at your institution who might not be familiar with the organization. The ultimate challenge is for you to get involved with the organization.  Tell us what you’re passionate about and we’ll make sure you are connected with like-minded people.  Science Atlantic is all about advancing post-secondary education and research in our region.

A new season of undergraduate conferences is in the planning phase and many of us are already actively involved in the preparations or gearing up to coach students for their first experience at presenting their work. For an updated list of all of our upcoming conferences and excellent resources for conference planning including our ‘conference in a box’, please visit our conference page. Science Atlantic conferences are a great way for students to meet their peers and to network with faculty!
There are also many opportunities to get involved beyond conferences through discipline-specific committees. Touch base with the committee representative at your institution to find out more about activities that are taking place. Please consult Science Atlantic’s awards webpage and follow our social media feeds (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) for news of awards, including our Hall of Fame members.
This fall, our Annual General Meeting will take place November 15th-16th at Acadia University. Our institutional representative and host, Dean of Science Suzie Currie is busy planning a meeting that will bring participants from our 17 member institutions together, including our newest member Nova Scotia Community College, to discuss how we can continue to advance post-secondary education and research in Atlantic Canada. Stay tuned for details of the meeting.  Visit our
website to learn more and don’t hesitate to contact us with questions and ideas!
I am looking forward to another activity-packed year with Science Atlantic!


Christian Lacroix
Chair, Science Atlantic
Biology Professor, University of Prince Edward Island

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