The Newsroom | October 25, 2022 | View as Webpage
“Acadia students are globally minded and discriminating about the food we serve on campus. This designation recognizes our commitment to them and high standards for optimizing health and sustainability in food services.”  - Dr. Peter Ricketts, President and Vice-Chancellor, Acadia University

Acadia University is the first in Canada to achieve an Organic Campus designation from the Canada Organic Trade Association.
“We are very proud to continue to support students at Acadia University and their passion for pursuing studies in the environment. We hope that this support inspires these students to continue to make a difference every day." - Arthur Irving, Chairman of Irving Oil

Acadia University and the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre announced the 2022 recipients of the Arthur L. Irving Family Foundation Scholarship. This year’s recipients are Eve Pole, Karen Brookman, Jaclyn Delahunt, Rowan Norrad, and Anna Lukeman. 
“Being in the top five nationally is a significant external measure of the transformative education we offer students. And it underscores the dedication of the entire Acadia community, particularly over this challenging time in our history on campus and in the world.” - Dr. Peter Ricketts, President and Vice-Chancellor

Acadia University maintained its top five rank overall in the primarily undergraduate category and earned fifth place by reputation, in Maclean’s 2023 University Rankings.
At an investiture ceremony held at Government House on October 18, 2022, the Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, presented Dr. Ricketts with the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal in recognition of his leadership in higher education.
Dr. Hans-Otto Pörtner was recognized with an honorary Doctor of Science from Acadia University for his scholarly leadership in the impacts of climate change during a luncheon held on October 7, 2022, in the Clark Commons. The small ceremony culminated his campus visit to deliver the inaugural Dr. Fred Gilbert Lecture Series.
Acadia University President Emeritus Ray Ivany’s portrait was unveiled at a reception in the Garden Room of the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre on October 4, 2022. The painting, created by artist Steven Rhude, will take its place alongside former university presidents in the lobby of University Hall.
Homecoming Weekend 2022 was "just like old times" according to alumni and friends who returned to campus to attend events held October 13-16, 2022. Check out photos by the Office of Advancement team on Flickr.
On the Calendar

October 31- November 4 - Fall Study Break - No Classes

November 11 - Holiday (campus closed) Remembrance Day (service details TBA)

November 18-20 - ASU Craft Expo

Varsity Athletics

Arts Acadia

See the performances scheduled for the 2022-2023 Acadia Performing Arts series.

Plan to attend the free Sunday Music in the Garden Room concerts.

Check out the exhibitions presented by the Acadia Art Gallery.
REMINDER: You can post details about your campus events in the Acadia Event Calendar. Visit The Hub to learn how. You can also post directly on the Acadia Bulletin Board on Teams.
After being duped by an email that looked valid and university-generated, Acadia University music instructor Paula Rockwell is singing the praises of Acadia’s Technology Services team.

“I didn’t think [cybercrime] would happen to me,” says Rockwell. “My first thought was, how did this happen? And then, I just felt violated.”
Considering a change of work at Acadia, or helping a colleague find employment? Human Resources posts employment opportunities on its Career Opportunities web page. Check out the latest listings.
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