Sable Island Conference 2015

On May 1st and 2nd, 2015, Friends of Sable Island Society, along with the Nova Scotian Institute of Science and Dalhousie University’s School for Resource and Environmental Studies, presented the first Sable Island Conference on The Science and History of Sable Island. There were over 30 presenters and 120 attendees.  It was a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Sable Island and encourage collaboration between researchers, historians, artists, Parks Canada staff and the general public.

Seven research papers resulting from the conference were published in a special section of the Proceedings of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science (2016), including a summary of the conference NSIS Vol 48-2 Willison, Hennigar.

Many thanks to everyone who made the Sable Island Conference 2015 possible:

Conference Organizing Committee

  • Martin Willison
  • Terry Hennigar
  • Alan Ruffman
  • April Hennigar
  • Peter Tyedmers
  • Patrick Ryall
  • Bill Freedman
  • Peter Wells
  • Bernadette Morris
  • Kym Paquette
  • Heather Hennigar
  • Allan Hennigar

Board of Directors for the Friends of Sable Island Society

  • April Hennigar
  • Glenn Bartlett
  • Amanda Bolt
  • Anne Irwin
  • Debbie Kempton
  • Helene Paulus Thain
  • Jordan March
  • Terry Hennigar
  • Alan Ruffman
  • Martin Willison

For a one-page overview of the full 2015 conference click here.
For a more detailed program click here.
If you missed it or would like to revisit any of the topics, the presentations can be found below.

Sable Island Conference 2015 Presentations