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Inaugural Science Atlantic Nutrition and Foods Conference

Welcome to the Science Atlantic Nutrition and Foods Committee Inaugural Conference Website! 

Science Atlantic Nutrition and Foods Committee was founded in 2016 (by its current members) and will be hosting its inaugural conference on February 28th - March 1st, 2019 at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia (SAC Multi-purpose Room). You can find a map of Mount Saint Vincent University Campus here.

Registration for the Inaugural Science Atlantic Nutrition and Foods Conference is now open! Please click on this link to register for the conference, pay the fees and/ or submit an abstract. 
Delegates are welcome to attend even if they do not have original research to present. See below for our exciting conference schedule. 

What is Science Atlantic?

Science Atlantic is a registered charitable organization for scientists, faculty, and students in Atlantic Canada. Science Atlantic, formerly Atlantic Provinces Council on the Sciences, was founded in 1962 with the aim of advancing post-secondary science education and research in Atlantic Canada. Science Atlantic activities include annual academic conferences, lecture tours by notable scientists, awards recognizing research and science communication skills, travel assistance for students to attend conferences, and managing the Atlantic Facilities and Research Equipment Database (AFRED). Currently, Science Atlantic hosts ten annual discipline conferences in a variety of fields, including chemistry, physics & astronomy, mathematics & computer science, biology, psychology, and others.

Abstract submission

Science Atlantic is a student conference and it provides an excellent opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students to present the results of their research.

Abstract submission is now open! Abstracts can be submitted in English or in French. You can find a call for abstracts/appel de proposition here.

Please follow this link to submit an abstract.

Logo competition

Calling all creative nutrition and foods scientist trainees!

Science Atlantic Nutrition and Foods committee is organizing its first-ever conference and it is in need of a logo! You can find more information here.


In order to ensure the conference runs smoothly, we need student volunteers to help out during the event. Volunteering allows free access at the Science Atlantic conference, however, abstract submission requires a $10 fee. You can find more information and available positions here.

If you have questions regarding the conference or want to sign up as a volunteer, please contact your Student Representatives at 

All inquiries regarding abstract submission and student awards should be sent directly to Dr. Shannan Grant, Conference Chair, at 

Tentative schedule:

February 28th, 2019 – Registration and Opening Ceremony

4:00  - 6:30 pm

Conference Registration

6:30 - 7:00 pm


7:00 - 7:30 pm

Opening Ceremony (Orientation and Welcome)

7:30 - 8:30 pm

Key Note Speaker


March 1st, 2019 – Full Conference Day

8:00 - 9:00 am

Registration and Sponsored Breakfast

9:00 - 9:30 am

Opening Remarks

9:30 - 10:30 am

Session A: Nutrition (Oral Presentations)

Faculty Facilitator

Student Speaker 1

Student Speaker 2

Student Speaker 3

10:30 - 11:00 am

Nutrition Break

11:00 - 12:00 pm

Student Poster Presentations

12:00 - 1:00 pm


1:00 - 2:00 pm

Session B: Foods (Oral Presentations)

Faculty Facilitator 

Student Speaker 1

Student Speaker 2

Student Speaker 3

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Knowledge Mobilization Upskilling Workshop: Designing Effective Education Materials (Infographics)

3:00 - 4:00 pm

Nutrition Break and Trade Show Exhibit

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Awards Ceremony (Closing)

Knowledge Mobilization Upskilling Workshop: Designing Effective Education Materials (Infographics)

Facilitated by Kaitlin Roke, PhD, Flora Wang, PhD, Shannan Grant, PDt/RD, MSc, PhD

Learning objectives:

  • Enhance knowledge about infographics 
  • Enhance skills to create graphic representations of data 
  • Build skill using Infographic tools for nutrition and foods information dissemination
  • Work to make scientific concepts target audience appropriate 
  • Provide insight into the education tool development process 
  • Create a draft of an infographic!


Delegates for Science Atlantic's Nutrition and Food Conference, at Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, can reserve under our group booking at Château Bedford Hotel and Suites.

Rooms will cost $114.00 CAN per night (+ tax). This rate includes breakfast, parking, Wi-Fi and local phone. In order to book a room, please contact the hotel directly and mention Science Atlantic Nutrition & Foods. 

Note: Block of rooms will be held until Monday, January 28, 2019.


Potential sponsors (not listed here) interested in contributing to our event, please email 







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