Acadia University has a distinguished record of scientific excellence related to its research activities. The overall institutional environment at Acadia nurtures creativity and innovation, and enables and supports trans-disciplinary research activity. The University prides itself on the quality and excellence of research typically found at large, multi-disciplinary research institutions. The provision of an excellent student research experience is a cornerstone of both Acadia's institutional plan and its Strategic Research Plan.
Acadia's Research Office is part of the Division of Research & Graduate Studies (RGS). The role of the Research Office is to serve Acadia's community of researchers and to support, promote, and celebrate research at Acadia. The Research Office is responsible for overseeing all research grants, contracts, and agreements.
Acadia has made significant investments in cutting-edge infrastructure and resources, and the University now has many research spaces, both on and off campus, and across disciplines. Many are available to industry for collaborative and contract research activities.
Acadia has played a key role in building Canada's research capacity by providing exceptional opportunities for students to experience early and thorough engagement with research under the close guidance of faculty members.
The Office of Industry and Community Engagement (ICE) serves as Acadia's primary point of contact for industry, government, and community groups interested in research, commercialization, and outreach activities. ICE identifies and connects Acadia's expertise, facilities, and technologies with external partners with a goal of contributing to the development and prosperity of local and regional communities.
Acadia's new Researcher (Experts) Database is scheduled to come online during the summer of 2010. This will be a resource that will promote our research expertise to students, potential research collaborators in business, government, and academia, the media, and to the internal Acadia community.To find an expert, please contact us.
The Vaughan Memorial Library is primarily an undergraduate research centre committed to providing the highest standard of programs, services, and resources in support of learning, teaching, research and scholarly communication.
Twenty Habitat Conservation Fund grants totaling $205,900 were announced today, July 6, by Natural Resources Minister Zach Churchill to help conserve wildlife habitats and gather information about wildlife for government, hunters and conservationists.Learn more… Acadia researchers share in Habitat Conservation Fund grants
The Honourable Peter MacKay (’87), Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, was at Acadia University on July 3, 2015 to announce on behalf of the Government of Canada an investment of $65,000 through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s (ACOA) Innovative Communities Fund (ICF) to support the creation of a new online tidal energy atlas.Learn more… Online GIS Mapping Platform Supports Development in Emerging Tidal Sector