About NSIS


The Nova Scotian Institute of Science was founded in 1862 as a direct descendant of the Halifax Mechanics’ Institute (1831–1860) and the Halifax Literary and Scientific Society (1839–1862). It is one of the oldest learned societies in Canada. The Institute was incorporated by an Act of the Nova Scotia Legislature in 1890, the Revised Statutes of Nova Scotia in 1967, and received its first grant from the Legislature in 1867. The 101st Annual Meeting of the Institute was held on 15 October 1962; the Presidential Address was delivered by W.J. Archibald, Professor of Physics at Dalhousie University. The 151st Annual General Meeting of the Institute was held on 8 May 2012. The Institute provides a meeting place for scientists and those interested in science. Among its roles are stimulation of scientific research and provision of scientific information to scientists and the general public. The Institute has a unique part to play as it facilitates communication among scientists, technologists, educators, administrators, and the community through public lectures, discussion panels, its Proceedings and the Internet.



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Associate Editor

President: Stephanie MacQuarrie

Assoc. Dean of Science and Technology, and Assoc. Prof of Chemistry
Cape Breton University



Vice President: Anne Dalziel

Associate Professor, Biology
Saint Mary’s University



Past-President: Tamara Franz-Odendaal

Professor, Dept. of Biology
Mount Saint Vincent University



Secretary: Henry (Hank) Bird



Treasurer: Angelica Silva

Research Scientist
Bedford Institute of Oceanography



Membership Officer: Shea McInnis

Graduate Student, Dept. of Biology
Saint Mary’s University



Librarian: Michelle Paon

Assoc.Dean Resources, and Head, Sexton Design & Technology Library
Sexton Library, Dalhousie University



Editor: Peter Wells

Adjunct Professor, Marine Affairs Program
Dalhousie University: Faculty of Management, and International Ocean Institute



Webmaster: Romman Muntzar

Research Assistant
Mount Saint Vincent University



Publicity Officer: Brent Robicheau

Publicity Officer, 
PhD Candidate, Dalhousie University



Councillor: Geniece Hallet-Tapley



Councillor: Dr. Youyu Lu

Research Scientist, Physical Oceanographer
Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Fisheries and Oceans Canada



Councillor: Jinshan Xu

Bedford Institute of Oceanography



Councillor: Nicoletta Faraone



Observer: Tim Fedak

Nova Scotia Museum



Observer: Jilliain Phillips

Discovery Centre



Observer: Cameron Ells

Writing Competition
Student Science Communication Contest Coordinator
Cameron Consulting Inc.



Student Representative: Ale Torres

Mount Saint Vincent University



Associate Editor: David Richardson

Dean Emeritus, Dept. of Environmental Science
Saint Mary’s University


What We Do.

Here are some ways you can be more involved with the NSIS

Library.

About The Library.

The library of the NSIS is located in the Killam Memorial Library, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. The collection consists of scholarly journals and scientific publications that have been sent to the Institute by scholarly societies from around the world during a period of more than a century. Some of the periodical titles are not available anywhere else in Canada
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Contact.

Michelle Paon
c/o Reference and Research Services
Killam Memorial Library,
6225 University Avenue, PO Box 15000,
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3H 4R2
E-mail: mpaon@dal.ca

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