DISCOVERY AWARDS - Call for Nominations

Feb 9, 2023 12:00 AM


Discovery Centre is seeking nominations for the 2023 Discovery Awards for Science & Innovation. Our nominees and recipients put science achievement in the minds of our community members, creating a culture of innovation and serving as role models for our next generation.

Supporting the Discovery Awards means supporting Nova Scotia’s innovation agenda. Be a part of the awards by helping us to recognize and promote the extraordinary work that is taking place in our province. We need you to take the time to complete a nomination for the 21st annual Discovery Awards for Science & Innovation (deadline for nominations is May 31st, 2023). Complete the form online at

The Nomination Categories -

Professional of Distinction – An individual who is a leading innovator, a role model for people who choose science as a career

Science Champion – An individual, organization, or program that promotes science and technology education and STEM careers and/or makes science better understood by the public

Innovation – A company that has produced a commercially viable product or service and is either ready to bring it to market or has successfully done so

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

About the Discovery Awards -

The Discovery Awards is Discovery Centre’s marquee fundraiser and Atlantic Canada’s largest science recognition event. The 2023 Discovery Awards will take place on November 22 and in addition to recognizing outstanding achievements in science and innovation in Nova Scotia, this event will raise important funds for our educational outreach programming. Our programming makes hands-on science accessible to children and youth from Yarmouth to Sydney! Our outreach programs and educational initiatives advance science literacy, develop creative and critical thinking, and empower young people to have confidence in their abilities and realize their potential.

To find out more about the Discovery Awards please visit our website: or contact Linda Laurence (llaurence AT For information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Helen Dolan (hdolan AT

Discovery Centre is a registered charity (CRA# 108076662RR0001) and one of Canada’s premier providers of interactive STEAM education. Contact us today to learn how you can help support our mission, including brand new initiatives in the areas of climate change, public health, food security and more.

Discovery Centre is proudly located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. With respect and appreciation, we honour generations of traditions and teachings about the world we live in today.