Welcome new member!

Thank you for representing your institution on
a Science Atlantic Division Committee!

Science Atlantic is a federally incorporated, charitable association representing 18 post-secondary institutions in Atlantic Canada. We have been providing networking and learning opportunities for students and faculty in the Atlantic region since 1962, most notably through our academic student conferences.

As the discipline representative for your institution, you are the connection point between your department and Science Atlantic. You can ensure smooth communication by:

  • Staying up-to-date with Science Atlantic news and promoting opportunities to students and faculty.
  • Attending your discipline’s annual conference and encouraging student participation.
  • Interacting and fostering communication with colleagues from other institutions.
  • Sharing Science Atlantic information with your department and your school’s information with Science Atlantic representatives from other schools.

Stay in the Know and Get Involved!

Celebrating 60 years of Science Atlantic!

Throughout the last six decades, Science Atlantic has expanded to represent 18 post-secondary institutions in all four of the Atlantic provinces.

We commemorated our 60th anniversary in 2022. To see how we celebrated, check out our photo album!

See details of celebrations at other campuses here.

calendar of events

Attend a Science Atlantic Event

See details here.

We have eight annual student conferences and four annual speaker tours!

2023-2028 Strategic Plan

We are excited to present our 2023-2028 Strategic Plan.

It focuses on strengthening our community and membership based on the research conducted by faculty members during our Broadening Horizons project.

For more information about our interviews with faculty, new initiatives, and other updates, check out the Broadening Horizons Info Hub.

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See Virtual Conference Report and Yearbook

We are pleased with how the 2021-2022 season played out.

Check out our virtual conference year-in-review and our Student Awards Yearbook!

Other Resources

**Review the organizational chart.

Institutional Representatives

Institutional Representatives (Deans or Science or equivalent) from the member institutions hold the vote for determining the direction of the organization.  They annually elect a Board of Directors to oversee the business of the organization. The Institutional Representatives meet annually to monitor committee activities and to discuss issues of general concern.

The Board 

The Board consists of a Chair, Chair Elect or Past-Chair, Treasurer, three Institutional Representatives, three Committee Chairs, and two members-at-large. The Board meets monthly to discuss financial concerns and to regulate the strategic direction of the organization.

The Strategic Planning Committee

The Strategic Planning Committee’s purpose is to assist the Board and Executive Director in setting and maintaining the strategic direction for Science Atlantic and to empower the strategic planning action committees to carry out their activities in support of the goals of the 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

Action Committees

Action Committees have been developed to implement tactics required to execute the three strategic priorities: 1) Sustainable and Inclusive Governance, 2) Partnerships and Community, and 3) Leadership and Empowerment.

Division Committees

Standing committees in various divisions report to the Board and are dedicated to student and faculty engagement through the organization of activities including annual conferences and speaker tours. Committees set their own goals and organize their own activities based on the requirements of their particular area of science, subject to approval of the Board. 

Committee members are appointed by their department or dean. At the discretion of the committee, other persons may participate in its activities and deliberations without voting privileges. Each committee shall elect an Executive consisting of a Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary. 

Review our member directory to see who else is on your committee and who is a Science Atlantic Representative at your institution!

The Science Atlantic Virtual Commons is an invitation-only, password-protected system that facilitates communication with your fellow Division Committee members by providing a mailing list, file sharing, and a virtual meeting space. Click here to log in.

You may also participate in e-mail discussion through your institutional email address. See the list of Division Committee email addresses below:

If you have any questions, please check the Virtual Commons FAQ or contact us.

Take some time to review our policies

Again, welcome!


Lois Whitehead, Executive Director

Visit the Contact Us page to see the full Science Atlantic team!