Development

Academic Programs

At Acadia, professors challenge students to think critically, to debate and engage, and to enjoy intellectually stimulating academic programs. Whether in the classroom, lab, field, or workplace, Acadia’s personalized approach ensures a learning atmosphere that fosters success.

As a donor, you can direct your gift to any of the academic departments or programs on campus. Gifts to departments are used at the discretion of the Chairs and Deans to fund projects of the greatest immediacy and importance, whether that means new equipment and materials, student and faculty participation in conferences, student awards, or any number of other priorities. Your gift can directly contribute to Acadia’s proud tradition of academic excellence.

Below, you will find several intiatives that have been identified by our Deans and Chairs as priorities. In some cases, departments have individual areas of interest, while in other cases, they are working together as a faculty for a single goal.


Faculty of Arts


Faculty-wide Initiative

The Acadia Arts Fund exists to support academic initiatives which will enhance and sustain teaching, learning and research within the faculty of arts at Acadia University. The fund will benefit students, staff and faculty within the faculty of arts by direct support for academic initiatives, infrastructure, equipment and organizations. Give now to The Acadia Arts Fund.

Department Initiatives

Music - Instrument Fund

The instruments in the School of Music are in need repair and replacement from time to time and the School needs your help. Your gift allows performers at Acadia to access better tools for their artistic endeavours. Support the New Instrument Fund.

Faculty of Professional Studies


Department Initiatives

Buiness - The Business Competition Fund & Student Awards

The Business Competition Fund provides support for students competing in external competitions, assisting with the costs of registration and travel fees. Give now to Business Competition Fund.

Currently, there are a variety of student awards for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration. Donors have the opportunity to make a gift to any of the existing awards. Browse through the existing awards for Business students, and make a donation to the one of your choice by specifying its name under the "Other" section on our gift form.

Education - Student Awards

Currently, there are a variety of student awards for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education. Donors have the opportunity to make a gift to any of the existing awards. Browse through the existing awards for Education students, and make a donation to the one of your choice by specifying its name under the "Other" section on our gift form.

Kinesiology - Student Research Support Fund

In order to provide aid to students working working in the labs, Kinesiology has established a fund that will support students as they work on research with an honours supervisor.Give now to the Kinesiology Student Research Support Fund.

Recreation & Community Development - The Lyle Davis Community Engagement Award

The Lyle Davis Community Engagement Award is awarded annually to returning undergraduate students in the Community Development program to fund a project that supports curricular community engagement initiatives. Preference will be given to students having demonstrated a prior commitment to community engagement, by making use of skills and knowledge acquired through the program to provide meaningful service to a community initiative. Preference will be given to a project with an outdoor/recreation/active living theme and must have financial need.

This award was established in memory of Lyle Davis (BSC, MR Acadia, 1976, 1983) in September of 2007 by faculty, staff and friends of Acadia’s Recreation Management Program. Lyle worked as the Assistant Director of Admissions at Acadia and later as the Coordinator of Research and Development Services at the Recreation Resource Centre of Nova Scotia based at Acadia. He was an avid outdoor enthusiast and musician, and he pursued many other hobbies until his untimely death in a climbing accident at Lake Louise in 1991.

Give now to the Lyle Davis Community Engagement Award.

Faculty of Pure and Applied Science


Faculty-wide Initiative

The Discovery Fund exists to support academic initiatives which will enhance and sustain teaching, learning and research within the faculty of science at Acadia University. The fund will benefit students, staff and faculty within the faculty of science by direct support for academic initiatives, infrastructure, equipment and organizations. Give now to the Discovery Fund.

Department Initiatives

Psychology - William A. Draper Fund & Science Atlantic Psychology Conference Fund

The Department of Psychology is seeking assistance in two specific areas: the William A. Draper Fund which supports student scholarship activity, including travel to conferences, research support, and the new Science Atlantic Psychology Conference Fund, which provides support for students attending the Science Atlantic Psychology Conference. Give now to the William A. Draper Fund or to the Science Atlantic Psychology Conference Fund.

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Academic Programs

Contact

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