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News from Atlantic Canada’s science and research community.

Welcome from the Chair, September 2017

There is an exciting buzz coming from the labs and hallways, the reassuring bustle of new and returning undergraduates. I enjoy September, with all the optimism of a new start and new opportunities combined with reacquainting with old friends and colleagues. Science Atlantic follows the same pattern, new initiatives combined

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ChemCon 2017

Registration closed. Please visit our conference page to see when the next event is happening. ChemCon 2017 took place from May 4-6, 2017 at Memorial University, St. John’s, NL. If you have any questions in the meantime check-out our Contact Us page to get in touch with one of our executive members!

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AFRED – the new toolbank of R&D

On March 8 we publicly launched the Atlantic Facilities and Research Equipment Database (AFRED) at Dalhousie University’s Life Sciences Research Institute in Halifax!This open-access database provides researchers, entrepreneurs and others with access to a registry of significant research infrastructure in Atlantic Canada. AFRED saves them time trying to locate relevant

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Environment and AFB conference deadlines

The 2017 Science Atlantic Environment (SAE) conference will be hosted by UNB-Fredericton on March 3-5. The deadline for abstract submission is February 10. Register Now!   The Science Atlantic Aquaculture and Fisheries and Biology Conference 2017 will be hosted by StFX on March 10-12. The deadline for abstract submission and registration is February 17.

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Download the AFB 2017 conference poster

The 2017 Aquaculture and Fisheries and Biology Conference will be hosted by St. Francis Xavier University on March 10-12, 2017. (Click on each of the images to download the conference poster.) AFBC2017_English

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Science Atlantic Annual General Meeting Pin Recipients

Award recipients (l to r): Kathy Singfield (SMU), Jon Ohlhauser (Crandall), Amanda Cockshutt (MtA), Bruce MacDonald (UNB-SJ), Van Lantz (UNB-F), Dave McCorquodale, Board Chair (CBU), Chris Moore (Dal), Merrill Edwards (UNB-F; retired). Not pictured: Tillmann Benfey (UNB-F), Marcia English (StFX), Anton Feicht (UNB-SJ), Jeff Hooper (Acadia), Christian Lacroix (UPEI), Igor Mastikhin (UNB-F),

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Earth Science Service Pin Recipients

Award recipients (l to r): Sandra Barr (Acadia), Brendan Murphy (StFX), Rob Raeside (Acadia), Dave Lentz (UNB-F), Ian Spooner (Acadia) Science Atlantic depends on the many faculty members from across the region who volunteer their time to ensure the continuing activities of the organization. In gratitude, we have initiated a

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Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Pin Recipients

Award recipients (l to r): Haiyi Zhang (Acadia), Stephen Finbow (StFX), Cezar Câmpeanu (UPEI), George Chen (CBU), Robert Dawson (SMU), Paul Deguire (UdeM), Jim Diamond (Acadia) Science Atlantic depends on the many faculty members from across the region who volunteer their time to ensure the continuing activities of the organization.

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Seeking Early Adopters

AFRED 2.0 Beta is ready to populate! afred.ca/beta We are more than half way to our minimum goal! We already have 196 pieces of equipment from 48 facilities at 10 institutions. AFRED is an online, open access database matching people with research equipment and facilities. It will drive research intensification

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