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2020 Discovery Award Recipients

In last year’s live online format, we proudly honoured the finalists in four categories, introduced a new inductee to the Science Hall of Fame, and recognized 2020’s inspiring Youth Award recipient.

Youth Award

A student or students who has been recognized by the Nova Scotia Science Fairs as worthy of being recognized for their outstanding achievements (Determined by Canada Wide Science Fair NS Gold recipient).

Michelle Song

Grade 12, Horton High School, Canada Wide Science Fair Bronze Winner

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Hall of Fame

Individuals who have achieved outstanding lifetime contributions to science and technology (determined by committee).

Sandra Barr

Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, Acadia University

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Professional of Distinction

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

Martin Alda

Professor of Psychiatry and Killam Chair in Mood Disorders, Dalhousie University

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Linda Campbell

Senior Research Fellow, Environmental Science, Saint Mary’s University

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Peter MacIntyre

Professor of Psychology, Cape Breton University

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Emerging Professional

An individual who is early in their career and demonstrates research excellence, knowledge sharing, and potential for ongoing growth and development.

Mita Dasog

Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University

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Shashi Gujar

Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University

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Alyson Ann Kelvin

Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University/IWK 

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

Health Outcomes Worldwide/Corrine McIsaac, CEO

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Kinduct/Travis McDonough, CEO

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MacKenzie Healthcare Technologies/Matthew MacKenzie, President

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Science Champion

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

Chantelle Cormier

Senior Biology Lab Instructor, Cape Breton University

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Arunika Gunawardena

 Professor, Dalhousie University

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Eva Martinez

Vice President, Women in Aerospace Canada

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