Acadia University Canada Research Chair Dr. Lesley Frank has been honoured by the Province of Nova Scotia for exceptional qualities and outstanding service to the province in the field of academics and research.
Dr. Claudine Bonner is leading transformational change at Acadia University as its first Vice-Provost of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI). She is the senior leader responsible for providing vision, excellence, and leadership to support the University’s equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives.
“My goal is to enact change, which begins with education and understanding,” says Bonner, an Associate Professor of Sociology and Women’s Gender Studies, who was appointed to the new role in September. “There is much work ahead to ensure everyone at Acadia feels accepted and supported in a way that provides them opportunities to thrive.”
Acadia University is taking an important next step in enhancing the education of current and future leaders in government, politics and the public service with the appointment of Dr. Alex Marland to the prestigious role of Jarislowsky Chair in Trust and Political Leadership.
A new study, funded by Research Nova Scotia and led by Dr. Emily Bremer of Acadia’s School of Kinesiology, will identify barriers and provide insight into the health inequalities experienced by children and youth with disabilities.