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

From the President's Desk

Dear colleagues,

With Campaign for Acadia wrapping up successfully at the end of December, Dr. Rod Morrison, our Vice-President, Advancement, has announced that he will be retiring effective the end of February 2021.


Dear Friends and Colleagues,
As I write this, I have just returned from a small, private ceremony at the Acadia University cenotaph where we gathered to remember and pay tribute to those from the Acadia community who have served and continue to serve our country in times of war, conflict, and peace.

Today I am very pleased to announce the membership of the President’s Anti-Racism Task Force (PART). The list of members constitutes a very talented group of individuals from the Acadia community and beyond. I am very grateful to all those who have agreed to participate in this important process, and I look forward to seeing the work of the Task Force commence very soon.

Before we prepare to take our Thanksgiving break, I want to share our plans for Winter 2021, so you can make the necessary arrangements and plan for your winter term.  

At the University Senate's meeting on October 7, it was agreed that Acadia would continue with a mixed-delivery formats for the winter term (January to April 2021) and that the start of classes in January will be delayed to allow for a period for students who will be joining or returning to Acadia to quarantine as necessary.