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NOVA SCOTIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE
Last updated 30 September 2012
1. Student Writing Competition
2. Student Mentorship Program
2012-2013 NSIS Student Writing Competition
The Nova Scotian Institute of Science (NSIS) sponsors an annual Student
Science Writing Competition. Since 2010, the Situating Science Knowledge Cluster (Halifax) has collaborated with the NSIS in sponsoring this event. The importance of
effective writing in the communication of science has long been recognised as an important aspect of the scientific profession and the NSIS considers this
Competition as a means to promote the writing skills of young scientists.
Details of the 2013 Student Science Writing Competition are in a Poster,
an Announcement, and the Information for Authors.
The 2013 Student Science Writing Competition has two categories, one for
graduate students and one for undergraduate students. The winning article written by a graduate student has a prize of $500 and that for the undergraduate
student is $250. The competition is open to all students registered at a University in Nova Scotia.
Important dates for the 2012-2013 Writing Competition are:
Notification of Intent
to enter the Competition: Friday, 28 December 2012
Submission deadline for article:
Friday, 22 February 2013
Presentation of Awards will be at the Museum of Natural History auditorium, 1747 Summer St., Halifax,
Monday, 1 April 2013.
The Student Mentorship Program
|WHAT IS IT?|
A mentoring program aimed at students seeking personal and professional
guidance regarding future career opportunities in science and science-related
|WHO IS INVOLVED?|
Students enrolled in Nova Scotian universities, in
both undergraduate and graduate courses in any faculty, plus NSIS members who
have agreed to act as mentors.|
|WHY ARE WE OFFERING THIS
1. To help students realize the wealth of career
opportunities available in science and science-related fields.
2. To provide a rewarding and satisfying experience for both students and mentors.
3. To increase awareness of the NSIS.
|WHAT IS THE MENTOR'S COMMITMENT?|
The degree to which a mentor becomes involved in the
program will be determined by the individual. On the first level, the mentor
must commit to a conversation with the student - this can be as simple as exchanging a few emails. Subsequent levels could
include meeting with the student, job shadowing, on-going correspondence and
referrals to other professionals within the knowledge of the mentor.|
|WHAT IS THE PROCESS?|
Interested students should send an e-mail to the
Mentorship Program Chair, Dr Robert Boudreau (email@example.com),
to request a mentor. The Chair will then investigate and match the student with a possible
mentor and then contact the mentor via e-mail for permission to release their
name and contact information to the student. The Chair will then send an
e-mail to both the mentor and the student to introduce them. The student and
the mentor will make direct contact with each other and take it from
Further details on the Mentorship Program will soon be provided.