Dr. Peter J. Ricketts,
President and Vice-Chancellor

From the President's Desk

As Nova Scotians buckle down to continue the fight against the spread of COVID-19 here at home, we are especially alarmed and saddened to see the devastating outbreak in India. In an expression of support for Acadia's students and employees from India or Indian descent, who have families and friends impacted by this catastrophe, the Indian National Flag will fly over University Hall for one week until Wednesday, May 12.

Thanks to our community and our Province's creativity, versatility, and commitment, Acadia has successfully weathered the pandemic to date. Our response and learnings over the past year have put us in a strong position for continued success and a return to the more traditional on-campus experience in the fall of 2021, for which Acadia is famous.

Although we celebrate International Women's Day today, I hope you join me in recognizing that our society relies on women every single day. To each and every one of you, we say thank you.

A smiling female student writes notes while illuminated by a desk lamp.

While I extend best wishes for a pleasant long weekend and study break, I share Public Health’s concern over the potential spread of the virus, especially with the presence of the more aggressive mutations. I strongly agree with Public Health’s advice to you to avoid leaving Nova Scotia. To help contain the spread of the Coronavirus and prevent the need for further restrictions, please stay locally at home or in residence here in Wolfville during the break.