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Science Atlantic Aquaculture & Fisheries (A&F) and Biology Conference

The Science Atlantic Aquaculture & Fisheries (A&F) and Biology Conference will be hosted by the University of New Brunswick Saint John on March 3, 4 and 5, 2023.

The joint Science Atlantic A&F and Biology Conference is an annual event that brings together students from across Atlantic Canada to share their research, and network with other students and faculty. This year’s conference at UNB Saint John will be the first fully in-person conference in three years, and we are very excited to welcome everyone to our beautiful city. Note that there will be no virtual option to participate in this year’s conference.

Posters can be in portrait or landscape orientation and in standard poster size of 48” x 36”. Students are responsible for having their posters printed prior to coming to the conference.

Oral presentations are 15 minutes in length. Students are asked to adhere to a 12 minute presentation to leave 2-3 minutes for questions and transition to the next student. Please prepare slides in MS Powerpoint.

Several awards will be given out at the conference, including the Biology awards and the Aquaculture and Fisheries awards.

Call for abstracts

Abstract submission opens on Monday, Jan. 9 and closes on Friday, Feb. 10 at 11:59 pm AT. We invite abstract submissions from undergraduate students in any area of Biology at Atlantic Canadian universities for oral and poster presentations. We invite graduate students in A&F for oral presentations.

Abstract formatting guidelines

  • Format as a single paragraph
  • Abstracts should be submitted in plain text
  • Abstracts should be less than 250 words

Submit an abstract


Registration is now open and closes on Friday, Feb. 17 at 11:59 pm AT.

All participants (students and faculty) must register and pay the registration fee in order to attend the conference. If you are submitting an abstract, please register for the conference at the same time.

Register now

Participating schools

Each participating school has a Science Atlantic Biology Conference representative who can answer your questions:

  • Kim Davies (UNB Saint John)
  • Lori Borgal (MSVU)
  • Lois Murray (DAL)
  • Stevan Springer (UPEI)
  • Russell Easy (Acadia)
  • Nicanor Gonzalez-Morales (DAL)
  • David Filice (Mount Allison)
  • David Chaisson (SMU)
  • Gilles Miron (UMonc)
  • Shawn Craik (U Ste. Anne)
  • Jantina Toxopeus (StFX)
  • Craig Purchase (Memorial)
  • Kellie White (CBU)


Hotels rooms in the reserved blocks contain two queen sized beds so that students can share rooms to reduce travel costs.

Address: 175 City Road, Saint John, N.B.
Phone: 506-646-0366

Group rate: $105 + tax, 2 queen sized beds; breakfast included and available from 6 am to 10 am. Book by Feb. 10 to get the group rate. Space is limited so book early.

Booking available over the phone only. Tell them you are booking with the Science Atlantic Conference to receive the group rate.

Address: 400 Main Street, Saint John, N.B.
Phone: 506-642-2622

Group rate: $129 per night + tax; 2 queen sized beds. Book by Feb. 15 to get the group rate. Space is limited so book early.

Tell them you are booking for the Science Atlantic Conference if booking over the phone, or book online.

Conference organizers

General inquiries: