Welcome to Committee Members 2018-11-20T09:49:02+00:00

WelcomeWelcome (back) to Science Atlantic!

Thank you for agreeing to represent your institution on a Science Atlantic committee!

Science Atlantic is a registered charitable association with a mission to advance post-secondary science education and research in Atlantic Canada by providing opportunities that foster and enrich students, supporting and inspiring researchers and educators, and using our collective voice to address important regional science issues.

Founded over 50 years ago, Science Atlantic currently represents 17 post-secondary and research institutes, with a governing Board, ten committees, and the involvement of approximately 200 faculty, scientists, and administrators from across the region. Each institution has a representative on each relevant committee, and is represented as a whole by your Dean or equivalent.

Your Role

As a committee member, your primary responsibilities are to:

  • Stay up to date on Science Atlantic news and activities so you can promote the organization to students and faculty.
  • Attend the annual conference when possible and encourage students to participate.
  • Interact with your colleagues from other institutions.

Please customize and display this door poster so students and faculty know you are a Science Atlantic representative:

Door Poster (English)
Door poster (français)

As well, if you are hosting a conference, we have a number of resources to assist you and your team. Please contact Michelle McPherson for access to the Conference-in-a-Box planning guide and tools.

Conferences, Speaker Tours, and Other Committee Activities

Science Atlantic has ten science committees: Aquaculture & Fisheries, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Environment, Mathematics & Statistics, our new Nutrition committee, Physics & Astronomy, and Psychology.

The primary activity of most committees is the coordination of annual academic student conferences (2018-19 conferences). Chemistry, Earth Science, and Physics & Astronomy also coordinate speaker tours (2018-19 speaker tours).

2018-2019 Conference Posters 



AFRED is the newest project of Science Atlantic; it is an online, open access database matching people with research equipment and facilities in Atlantic Canada.  Its purpose is to facilitate the sharing of significant research infrastructure in the region, and to aid the development of research connections between industry and academia. Learn more at www.afred.ca.

Getting More Information

  • Website (www.scienceatlantic.ca)
  • Annual Report (https://sciatl.org/2018AnnRep)
  • Science Atlantic Membership Update (https://sciatl.org/2018membershipupdate)
  • Student Award Yearbook (https://sciatl.org/Yearbook2017-18)
  • Atlantic Facilities and Research Equipment Database (AFRED) (www.afred.ca)
  • Virtual Commons (sciatl.org/VCLogin): In this secure members’ section of the site, you can participate in discussions, store and access files, and take part in video meetings.
  • Institutional Rep’s Meeting: Once a year, each institution hosts a meeting for its Science Atlantic members. Ask your Dean for details.
  • The Science Atlantic MinuteThe Minute is a brief, biweekly message announcing award winners, research and policy news, events, etc. As a committee member, you have been added to the distribution list. If you have topic suggestions, please contact Caitlynne Hines.
  • News: Our website has its own News page.
  • Follow us on social media: Twitter (@scienceatlantic) Facebook: (Science Atlantic) Between newsletters, we post current science news, events, and articles on our social media pages.
  • Science Atlantic Staff: Each staff person is listed on the contact page by area of responsibility.


All the best!

Michelle McPherson
Program and Membership Support Officer

August 2018