The Washington-based ASTC is a global, not-for-profit organization that promotes and advocates on behalf of its member institutions.
Labine will serve a two-year term with the organization, which has 670 members.
"I am honoured to succeed Linda Conlon as chair and grateful for the board's confidence,” Labine said in a news release.
“I look forward to working with my fellow directors from around the world and the skilled team at ASTC, led by the newly appointed CEO, Ms. Cristin Dorgelo, to help ensure we continue to inspire and communicate to people of all ages about the discoveries and breakthroughs in science and technology.”
Labine has headed up Sudbury’s science centre since 2011. Science North was recently voted the best indoor tourist attraction by Attractions Ontario.