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News from Atlantic Canada’s science and research community.

2020-2021 Conference Season

Conference Season Wrap up All 2020-2021 conferences were held virtually. We encountered ups and downs, but we’re proud to say that the virtual conferences were a great success. Thank you to conference organizers, sponsors and institution hosts for your support. Additionally, thank you to the Conference Oversight Committee who provided

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Please Welcome Our New Staff!

Science Atlantic is happy to welcome two new students for the 2021 Summer semester. Please read on to learn more about the two new additions to our team, and the projects they will be working on.  Shruti Sharma Project and Information Management Assistant Shruti is an international student at Saint

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ChemCon 2021 – Last conference of the season!

Registration and abstract submission now open! ChemCon 2021 will be hosted virtually by Mount Allison University from Thursday, May 20 to Friday, May 21. Registration is $10. The abstract submission (250 words max) is Monday, May 10. The deadline for oral and poster presentation submissions is Friday, May 14. More

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The Flower That Brings People Together

The Science Atlantic mission brings staff, board of directors and other members of the organization together towards a common goal: connecting science education and research. We learned in 2020 that plants are another way for people to connect at Science Atlantic.  The Gulf of St. Lawrence Aster is a threatened plant

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Coming soon! 60 years of Science Atlantic

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

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Academic Service Workshop – Follow Up

Our first webinar took place on March 29 with three panelists from Science Atlantic Member Institutions: Mount Allison University (Dr. Amanda Cockshutt), Saint Mary’s University (Dr. Colleen Barber), and the University of Prince Edward Island (Dr. Christian Lacroix) sharing their thoughts on academic service.  Panelists provided various perspectives and shared

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Join our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Working Group

As part of our shift to support more members of the Atlantic post-secondary STEM community, we have looked at the overall structure of Science Atlantic and recognized there are gaps we need to fill. One of them is related to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI).  As a first step, we

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Science Atlantic Nutrition and Foods Conference 2021

Registration and abstract submission is now open! The Science Atlantic Nutrition and Foods Conference (SANFC) 2021 will be hosted virtually by St. Francis Xavier University (St. FX) from Monday, Apr. 26 to Tuesday, Apr. 27.  The conference will include keynote speakers (see list below), a talk about the impact of

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Save the Date! Academic Service Workshop

On March 29, 2021, at 12:00 PM ADT, panelists from Atlantic universities will discuss topics regarding academic service. This free event will be hosted on Zoom and will run between 45 minutes and an hour. The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session. REGISTER NOW! Panelists and themes/topics:  Amanda

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