Founded in 1862, the Nova Scotian Institute of Science (NSIS) is one of the oldest learned societies in Canada. As a non-profit organization, the Institute:

  • Provides a forum to learn about and discuss scientific matters through public lectures and discussions, its peer-reviewed publication The Proceedings of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science and its website.
  • Draws attention to issues of concern to the scientific community, such as education,government policies and ethical considerations.
  • Promotes research and education in science by running a Mentorship Program and an annual Science Writing Competition for university students, as well as by giving financial support to Regional Science Fairs.
  • Presents current and historical material on its website.