Gloved hands hold a sample vial labelled "Coronavirus" and a testing swab

Students are returning in-person and online. Acadia University continues to be in Phase 4 of our Return to Campus Safely Plan.

Dr. Mark Mallory smiles while piloting a boat

Catherine Girard (Université du Québec à Chicoutimi), Mark Mallory (Acadia University), and Warwick F. Vincent (Université Laval) have authored a feature in the Globe and Mail, "New ways forward in Canadian Arctic research". The researchers describe the difficulties in continuing vital arctic research brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Researchers across Nova Scotia are launching a project aimed at detecting the presence of the virus that causes COVID-19 in human wastewater, helping to identify the potential presence of the virus quickly and before it can spread.

Building on the recent results of a pilot study, the research team has begun to collect samples in locations throughout the province. Locations have been selected by the research team in conjunction with provincial public health officials and the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA).

Acadia University President Emeritus and former Vice-Chancellor Ray Ivany has been named to the Order of Canada, one of only two Nova Scotians to join the Order this year.

 The notion of family and taking care of one another are threads that are woven through the fabric of Acadia University’s illustrious 182-year history. One family in particular has had a significant and enduring impact at Acadia, tending carefully to the University’s students, faculty and staff while quietly establishing itself as Acadia’s most generous benefactors: the Arthur Irving family of Saint John, NB.




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