Campaign for Acadia

The Sobey Foundation creates new Acadia student awards

New awards strengthen support for students pursuing higher education and working toward professional credentials in nutrition and dietetics

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ASU, Chartwells, and Food Cupboard representatives gather to celebrate the fundraising achievement

Funds for the Food Cupboard Event Raises $2,000 In Support of the On-Campus Student-Run Foodbank

Wolfville, NS, December 12, 2018 -- On Saturday, November 3rd Chartwells at Acadia University, the Acadia Students’ Union (ASU) and the ASU Food Cupboard held the first Funds for the Food Cupboard fundraising event, raising a total of $2,000 in support of the on-campus student-run foodbank, the Food Cupboard. Chartwells matched all funds raised.

"The Funds for the Food Cupboard event held at the Axe Bar and Grill was a great success,” said Caitlin Sanderson, ASU Food Cupboard Coordinator. “This event was not only about raising money but it also started the conversation of student food insecurity here at Acadia University. By holding and participating in events such as this one, we can work together to build and support a community that is food secure.”

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Acadia Masters Student Laura Smith (’19) Receives Bright Red Research Award from NS Heart and Stroke Foundation

Acadia Masters Student Laura Smith (’19) Receives Bright Red Research Award from NS Heart and Stroke Foundation

A second year clinical psychology student from Acadia has been awarded a Bright Red Student Research Award offered exclusively by the Nova Scotia chapter of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

Laura Smith, originally from Cole Harbour, NS, is part of a research team at Acadia led by Dr. Anne Sophie Champod and she is conducting research into how children’s brains respond to prism adaptation (PA) therapy. PA is an experimental treatment used with stroke patients with a condition called spatial neglect whereby they cannot identify or react to stimuli on the left-side of their vision. She received her award at a ceremony in Halifax on November 20, 2018.


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