Discovery Awards

Are you or someone you know a superstar in the field of science, technology or innovation?

Then join Nova Scotia’s best and brightest and nominate yourself or someone your know to be recognized for their contributions to science and technology at the 15th Annual Discovery Awards – one of the most prestigious events in Nova Scotia. The Discovery Awards dinner will be taking place on November 23, 2017.


The Discovery Awards bring together academia, business and the community to honour people whose exemplary work has helped make Nova Scotia a leader in science, technology and innovation. Whether a new invention, an innovative study, a life-long dedication to science or a commitment to the promotion of science and technology, if you believe an individual or business deserves recognition, we want to hear about them.


Science Hall of Fame

Individuals who have achieved outstanding lifetime contributions to science and technology.

Science Champion

An individual who promotes science and technology to the public above and beyond the normal avenues of communication.

Professional of Distinction

An individual who is a leading innovator, a role model for people who choose science as a career.


A company that has produced a commercially viable product or service and is ready or has already launched it into the market.

Emerging Professional

An individual under the age of 35 who demonstrates intellectual achievements, excellence and potential for ongoing growth and development.


A student or group of students who has been recognized by the Nova Scotia Science Fairs as worthy of being recognized for his or her outstanding achievements (Award is designated by the NS Science Fair Process)

Nominate today!

Please submit the Nomination Form by May 31, 2017. Please submit the form by email or drect mail as requested. If you have any questions, please email Linda Laurence at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Tip: Please download Nomination form first before filling out.

About the Discovery Awards

The Discovery Awards began in the spring of 2002, to recognize talented individuals and outstanding companies in Nova Scotia for their national and international work in the science and technology fields.

The awards bring together universities, corporations, businesses, government and the local community for an evening of celebration. Our award recipients put science achievement in the minds of the local community and serve as role models for youth who may well be future Discovery award winners!

Past Participants

Click HERE to take a look at a list of past award recipients.

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