Discovery Awards

Are you or someone you know a superstar in the field of Science, Technology or Innovation?
Then join Nova Scotia’s best and brightest by nominating yourself or them for the 12th Annual Discovery Awards – one of the most prestigious events in Nova Scotia.


The Discovery Awards brings together academia, business and community to honour people whose exemplary work has helped make Nova Scotia a leader in science and technology innovation. Whether a new invention, an innovative study, a life-long dedication to science, or dedication to the promotion of science and technology, if you think someone has made a major impact and deserves recognition, we want to hear about them.

There are four Award Categories:
• Science Champion
• Professional of Distinction
• Innovation
• Emerging Professional

Download the criteria for the award categories here – Criteria.

Download the nomination form here – Nomination Form.

The not-for-profit Discovery Centre is Nova Scotia’s only hands-on science centre whose mandate is to stimulate interest, enjoyment and understanding of science and technology through innovative, exciting, hands-on experiences for all Nova Scotians. All proceeds from the Discovery Awards support the Centre’s important mandate.

The Discovery Awards for Science and Technology will be held on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at The Halifax Marriott Harbourfront in Halifax. You can purchase tickets for this event by calling Linda Laurence at (902) 492-4422 x 237.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for this celebrated event, please contact Sandra Wood at 902-492-4422 x 226 or by email

The brightest minds in Nova Scotia will be there. Will you?

Past Discovery Award Recipients

The videos of our Science Hall of Fame inductees are now on the Hall of Fame List at our Hall of Fame – You Tube Channel. You can check out our Professional of Distinction videos List, Emerging Professional videos List, Science Champion videos List, Innovation videos List and Youth Award videos List too. You can download a complete list of past recipients in Adobe Acrobat.