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“Youth are the future,” said Canada’s Minister for Women and Gender Equity and Youth, Marci Ien, during a recent visit to campus. She met with students and outlined new measures in the Fall 2022 Economic Statement designed to make life more affordable, including permanently eliminating interest on federal student and apprentice loans for current and future graduates.
“Dr. Migicovsky is an exciting addition to Acadia’s outstanding faculty researchers and Canada Research Chair program,” says Dr. Anna Redden, Acadia’s Vice-Provost of Research and Dean of Research and Graduate Studies. “Her research is at the intersection of plant agriculture and data analytics and will help us quantify and harness plant diversity.”

Dr. Zoë Migicovsky is an assistant professor in biology and an expert in two of the most economically important crops in Nova Scotia and Canada – apples and grapes.
“Acadia is pleased to be a member of the Maple League, which is unique in Canada because it fosters strategic collaboration amongst its members,” says Dr. Dale Keefe, Acadia's Provost and Vice-President, Academic.

He joins a new governance body that shifts responsibility from university presidents to academic vice presidents and provosts to enhance quality, innovation, and sustainability at each Maple League campus.
Learn how Community Development master's student Dotun Olutoke is working with the community in Hall's Harbour, Nova Scotia, to help build resiliency in the face of climate change. Watch the video. His work is part of the Change Lab Action Research Initiative.
"Without routine surveillance, invasive mosquito species and their associated diseases may go undetected in Nova Scotia and potentially spread throughout vulnerable populations," says Taylor Swanburg, a master's of science student. "As no vaccine exists for many mosquito-borne diseases, prevention and early detection is essential to protect Nova Scotians from infection.”

She is surveying mosquito species in Nova Scotia to give insight into the province's current and projected disease landscape.
“Infant food insecurity is inexcusable,” says Dr. Lesley Frank, Canada Research Chair for Food, Health, and Social Justice at Acadia. “The solutions lie in creating the economic and social conditions necessary for optimal infant feeding, such as ensuring families have access to adequate parental leave and other income supports.”

The Social Science and Humanities Research Council recently highlighted her research about the effects of food insecurity on the youngest Canadians.
Campus and community gathered in University Hall on November 11 to attend a Remembrance Day ceremony presented by the Wolfville Legion and Acadia University. See the photos of the ceremony and gathering at the war memorial in Wolfville on Flickr.
Acadia Event Calendar

See upcoming events, academic talks, and concerts shared by organizers on the Acadia Event Calendar

Key Dates

December 7 - Last day of classes

December 9-20 - Fall Examinations

December 24 - Campus closes for the holiday break at 4:30 p.m.

January 3 - Campus reopens

Arts Acadia

Acadia University School of Music (AUSUM) Concert Series

Acadia Art Gallery Exhibitions

Varsity Athletics

November and December game schedules

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Holiday gatherings
Make plans to attend this year's faculty and staff Holiday Gathering on Thursday, December 8, from 2 – 4 p.m. in the Garden Room, K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre.
It's an opportunity to unwind and catch up with your colleagues before the Holiday Break.

All are welcome to participate in an Acadia Alumni family-fun free skate at the Andrew H. McCain Arena from 6 - 7 p.m. (helmets required). Later on, join a Carol Sing on the Clark Terrace at Alumni Hall with Sarah Pound ('80) from 7 - 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 8. Event details
The Acadia School of Music has lots of performances scheduled that are sure to lift your spirits. Concert details.
The Manning Memorial Chapel also offers programming to celebrate the season. Check the Chapel website for information.
Double your donation and help students who face food insecurity
For #GivingTuesdayCa 2022, Acadia University is proud to partner with the J & W Murphy Foundation to help advance the cause of food security for post-secondary students. 

On November 29, the Foundation will match all donations on Giving Tuesday (up to $3,500) to double your impact.

You can learn more about Acadia's Food Security Project online. Please consider giving if you are able. Every dollar counts.

Acadia is hiring! The latest employment opportunities are listed on the Human Resources Career Opportunities web page. Please share job listings with your network and help grow our campus community.
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