Membership in the Institute is open to anyone with an amateur or professional interest in science. As a member you enjoy the following benefits:

  • Online access to the subsequent issue of the Proceedings of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science.
    (Note: Member access is via username and password, or library IP address. To arrange online member access, please contact Carol Richardson at [email protected])
  • A copy of any special print issue of the Proceedings published within your membership year.
  • Mailed notices of monthly meetings and other special events.
  • A discount on page charges if your article manuscript is accepted for publication in the Institute’s peer-reviewed journal.
  • You may participate in discussions with experts on issues relevant to science in Nova Scotia.
  • You have the opportunity to meet scientists whose interests cover a wide range of topics.

For Gift memberships purchased through paypal
1) Purchase as if the membership is for yourself
2) E-mail [email protected] with ‘Attention Membership’ in the subject line.
3) In the body of the e-mail include your name and the e-mail associated with your paypal account.
4) Include the name and e-mail of the person you wish to gift the membership to.

Membership Options:
1) Regular member – Yearly – $30
2) Student member – Yearly – $10, or
3) $300 for a life membership


Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the campus office that collects NSIS postal mail /cheques is closed. To ensure that the Institute receives your membership fees, for the short term we recommend that fees be paid online via the PayPal link

If you wish to join by check [please see note above], please fill out and print the membership form located HERE, then mail it together with a cheque [Regular member $30, Student member $10, or $300 for a life membership] to:

Attention: Treasurer, Nova Scotian Institute of Science
c/o Reference and Research Services
Killam Memorial Library, 6225 University Avenue,
PO Box 15000, Halifax, NS  Canada, B3H 4R2