Discovery Centre presents Nova Scotia’s most prestigious event celebrating our best and brightest in science and technology. The Discovery Awards Gala takes 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, we believe that these individuals and businesses should be showcased for their exceptional work and commitment.
2017 SCIENCE HALL OF FAME & YOUTH AWARD RECIPIENTS:
Science Hall of Fame
Peter Allen Ph.D., CEO and founder of Thermo Dynamics Ltd, Dartmouth, Engineer Professor at Dalhousie University, will be recognized for his leadership in creating one of the largest solar manufacturers in Nova Scotia.
William Howard Feindel (1918 – 2014) will be recognized posthumously for his contributions to neurosurgical research and development of medical diagnostic equipment.
Janani Venkat, Grade 9
“Antibacterial Effects of Microemulsified Essential Oils & Chitosan Nanoparticles”
Anisha Rajaselvam, Grade 9
Sacred Heart School of Halifax.
“The Answer to Cancer: Killing Breast Cancer Cells with Triptolide”
Nova Scotia youth recognized for earning Gold Medal status at the 2017 Canada-Wide Science Fair.
2017 AWARD CATEGORY FINALISTS:
Science Champion Finalists
An individual who promotes science and technology to the public above and beyond the normal avenues of communication.
Lisa Lunney Borden
Education, St. Francis Xavier University
Physics, Dalhousie University
Chemistry, Acadia University
Professional of Distinction Finalists
An individual who is a leading innovator, a role model for people who choose science as a career.
Environmental Science & Chemistry
Saint Mary’s University
VP Research, Innovation and Knowledge Translation
IWK Health Centre
Biology & the Ocean Tracking Network
A company that has produced a commercially viable product or service and is ready or has already launched it into the market.
Mohamed (Mo) Abdolell
Kinduct Technologies Inc.
Emerging Professional Finalists
An individual under the age of 35 who demonstrates intellectual achievements, excellence and potential for ongoing growth and development.
Psychiatry and Nursing
Saint Mary’s University
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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!