Broadening Horizons

What is Broadening Horizons?

In 2020, we spoke with Atlantic Canadian faculty about their experiences in the post-secondary STEM community. From these conversations we were able to gain insights into:

  • what contributes to role satisfaction,
  • what challenges faculty are facing, and
  • what motivates faculty to get involved in associations.


Results from the Broadening Horizons project were presented at the 2020 Annual Members Meeting (AMM), where breakout groups brainstormed ways to act on the results.

Now, we are looking for your help to develop activities that will build on these ideas and expand our ability to advance post-secondary science education and research in Atlantic Canada.

Upcoming Opportunities for Involvement

Below are the first activities to come out of the November 2020 brainstorming. These opportunities are open to all: current and former faculty, students and grads, and members of the broader community.

The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee has brought together members of different universities to discuss of how Science Atlantic might support Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion initiatives in the region.

So far the group meetings have been exploratory and have provided members the opportunity to share their interest in this important topic. The committee is in the process of drafting a Terms of Reference to establish itself as an independent committee and to define the purpose and structure of the committee. 

If you are interested in helping Science Atlantic accomplish the goal of becoming more proactive in advancing EDI throughout the sector, please fill out the form or contact Lois Whitehead!

After 60 years of advancing post-secondary science education and research in Atlantic Canada, we are proud to celebrate all that our community has accomplished. More importantly, we are proud to acknowledge those that have made Science Atlantic the community it has become.  To each and every one of you, Institutional Representatives, Board Members, Committee Members, and students, we are beyond grateful for your support and guidance over the past 60 years. 

As a tribute to our wonderful Science Atlantic community, we have been diligently working behind the scenes to show our appreciation. The 60th Anniversary Planning Committee has met several times over the past couple of months to discuss meaningful approaches toward celebrating our achievements. With an abundance of propositions and new ideas, we have confidently narrowed down a core group of celebratory tactics. Over the next few months, our team will begin to unravel those concepts one-by-one through various forms of communication. Please stay tuned for our celebratory news, and if you have any additional suggestions, feel free to contact our team at any time. 

We hope our 60th celebrations can share a glimpse of the gratitude we hold for our community. After a successful 60 years, we are so excited to see what comes next.

News and Updates


Get Involved

Want to help shape the future of the post-secondary science community in the Atlantic region? 

Structure and Responsibilities of
the Strategic Planning Committee and Subcommittees

View the Science Atlantic organizational chart (PDF) or select an option to learn more about the purpose and function of the Strategic Planning committee and related subcommittees. 

Click here to review the 2018-2022 Strategic Plan, Creating a Culture of Opportunity (PDF)

Strategic Planning Committee
Sustainable and Inclusive Governance Subcommittee
  • Membership Engagement
  • Ad hoc Committee to Develop MOU with Member Institutions
  • Policy Oversight
  • Human Resources
  • Finance and Resources
Partnerships and Community Subcommittee
  • Outreach, Alumni, and Student Engagement
  • Working Group on Research/Advocacy
Leadership and Empowerment Subcommittee
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Conference Planning Oversight