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News from Atlantic Canada’s science and research community.

Photo of the Week: Sally Falkner

“Sally Faulkner (MtA ’18) is having a lot of fun analyzing phytoplankton and aquatic microorganisms in order to understand their contribution to biogeochemical cycles at the Memorial University of Newfoundland Photo above features Sally working with a beautiful culture of microalgae while enjoying the gentle purr of the nutrient analyzer

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Student Story: Liam MacNeil

Liam MacNeil is in pursuit of the bigger picture. Where he finds it is an unlikely place: microorganisms and microfossils found in the world’s largest Arctic polynya. Liam presented at his first Science Atlantic conference this winter (AUGC) where he received the Science Atlantic Best Paper Award. While he knew

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Photo of the Week: Meredith Karcz

Meredith Karcz has spent her fair share of time wading through ocean tide pools to study Rockweed or Ascophyllum Nodosum. Meredith graduated from St. Francis Xavier University this past December where she worked with Dr. David Garbary and Dr. Moira Galway of the Biology Department. Her first picture “shows a

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Photo of the Week: Clay Steell

Clay Steell (Mount Allison University ’16) is featured here with the lionfish he studied at the Cape Eleuthera Institute. Clay travelled to The Bahamas to study the feeding physiology and ecology of invasive lionfish as part of his M.Sc overseen by Dr. Steven Cooke of Carleton University.  During his undergraduate degree, Clay attended a

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Student Story: Sophia Waddell

Since she can remember, Sophia Waddell knew she liked math and space. Still, she probably wouldn’t have guessed she’d be spending her days using x-ray satellites to monitor supermassive black holes at the heart of the universe’s galaxies. A passionate astrophysics major at St. Mary’s University, Sophia is inspired by

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AUPAC 2019 Award Winners

This year’s Atlantic Universities Physics and Astronomy Conference was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who participated including Acadia University, our student conference organizers, student presenters and attending faculty. As you may know, we are fortunate to present awards to students for outstanding work. This year’s AUPAC winners include Veronika Dornan

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Member Story, Entry One: Dr. Russell Easy

One phone call with Acadia biology professor Dr. Russell Easy is all it takes to realize how passionate he is about his undergraduate students. Involved with Science Atlantic since the days of APICS, Dr. Easy currently chairs the Biology Committee. Dr. Easy’s most memorable Science Atlantic experiences revolve around seeing

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Statement of Inclusivity

This past fall, the Science Atlantic Board and staff undertook the task of completing a comprehensive policy project. Our organization’s policies apply to all Science Atlantic member institutions, individual members, and activities. We are particularly excited about one of our new policies: the Student Support Philosophy, which outlines our commitment

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Two Amazing Student Opportunities!

The CSA (Canadian Standards Association) Group Academic Challenge is  a national research competition for undergraduate students.  Program advisor Anne Wilcock has the following to say about the Challenge: “The program’s objective is to engage students in the world of standards, highlighting their impact in the workplace and in everyday life.  The

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