NSIS Presidents from 1862 – Present

2019-Present : Tana Worcester
2018-2019 : Tana Worcester
2016-2018 : Sherry Niven
2014-2016 : Patrick Ryall
2013-2014 : Tom Rand
2012-2013 : Michelle Paon
2011-2012 : John Rutherford
2010-2011 : David H.S. Richardson
2009-2010 : David H.S. Richardson
2008–2009 : David H.S. Richardson
2007–2008 : Mary-Jane O’Halloran
2005–2008 : J. Stuart Grossert
2004–2005 : Carolyn J. Bird
2003–2004 : Archie McCulloch
2002–2003 : Jonathan Blay
2001–2002 : Georgia Pe-Piper
1999–2001 : Donald D. Betts
1998–1999 : Sherry E.H. Niven
1997–1998 : H. Stanley Heaps
1996–1997 : Gerhard Stroink
1995–1996 : Rajendra P. Gupta
1994–1995 : Mary Anne White
1992–1994 : James E. Stewart
1991–1992 : David F. Goble
1990–1991 : Christopher A. Field
1989–1990 : Donald E.T. Bidgood
1988–1989 : Frederick J. Simpson (to be verified)
1987–1988 : E. Graham Bligh
1986–1987 : Thomas P. Forrest
1985–1986 : A. Gavin McInnes
1984–1985 : Alexander Flack
1983–1984 : Alan Y. McLean
1982–1983 : John R. Helliwell
1981–198 : Donald S. Davis
1980–1981 : Leo Charles Vining
1979–1980 : Alan Taylor
1978–1979 : Paul H. Odense
1977–1978 : Frederick James Simpson
1975–1977 : W. David Jamieson
1974–1975 : P.J. Wangersky
1973–1974 : Robert G. Ackman
1972–1973 : J. Ewart Blanchard
1971–1972 : William E. Jones
1970–1971 : M.L. Cameron
1969–1970 : A.C. Neish
1968–1969 : J.H. Greenblatt
1967–1968 : H.B.S. Cooke
1966–1967 : William J. Dyer
1964–1966 : Charles R. Masson
1962–1964 : J.A. McCarter
1960–1962 : William J. Archibald
1958–1960 : J.R. Dingle
1956–1958 : John G. Aldous
1954–1956 : H.D. Smith
1952–1954 : Walter J. Chute
1950–1952 : A.E. Cameron
1948–1950 : C.B. Weld
1946–1948 : Carl C. Coffin
1944–1946 : F. Ronald Hayes
1942–1944 : Ernest Hess
1940–1942 : R.J. Bean
1938–1940 : Harold Skinner King
1936–1938 : G.H. Henderson
1934–193 : 6 Harry Piers
1932–1934 : Alexander Henry Leim
1930–1932 : E. Gordon Young
1928–1930 : Douglas MacIntosh
1926–1928 : J.H.L. Johnstone
1924–1926 : S.G. Ritchie
1922–1924 : C.B. Nickerson
1920–1922 : John Cameron
1918–1920 : Howard Logan Bronson
1915–1918 : David Fraser Harris
1912–1915 : Donald MacEachern Fergusson
1910–1912 : Watson Lenley Bishop
1907–1910 : Ebenezer MacKay
1905–1907 : Francis William Whitney Doane
1902–1905 : Henry Skeffington Poole
1899–1902 : Alexander Howard (Hector?) MacKay
1897–1899 : Alexander McKay
1895–1897 : Edwin Gilpin, Jr.
1893–1895 : George Lawson
1891–1893 : Martin Murphy
1888–1891 : James Gordon MacGregor
1885–1888 : John Somers
1883–1885 : Robert Morrow
1880–1883 : John Somers
1878–1880 : William Gossip
1873–1878 : John Bernard Gilpin
1863–1873 : John Matthew Jones
1862–1863 : Philip Carteret Hill

Note: some earlier lists of Presidents of the Institute have included the Earl of Mulgraveas the first President. However, reading the early documents indicates to the present compiler that the Earl, who was the Governor of Nova Scotia, was in fact the first Patron of the Institute, and that P.C. Hill, the Mayor of Halifax, was in fact the first President.