Acadia University will mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation by offering learning opportunities during the week leading up to September 30, 2022, when the campus will close. This year, the federal statutory day commemorates the lived experience of residential school Survivors and the lasting impact on Indigenous communities.

“September 30th is a day of remembrance of our children who were stolen and never came home,” says Darlene Peters Copeland, the Indigenous Student Advisor at Acadia University. “It’s a day to take time to learn about those horrors of residential ‘schools. It’s a day to try to understand the ongoing intergenerational trauma of residential ‘school’ Survivors, their families, and their communities coast-to-coast-to-coast. Every Child Matters.”

Acadia University is the first in Canada to achieve an Organic Campus designation from the Canada Organic Trade Association. The certification was awarded during Organic Week activities held at the University, located in Mi’kma’ki, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, from September 12-18, 2022.  

“Acadia students are globally minded and discriminating about the food we serve on campus," said Dr. Peter Ricketts, Acadia's President and Vice-Chancellor. "This designation recognizes our commitment to them and high standards for optimizing health and sustainability in food services.”  

Acadia University will recognize Monday, September 19, 2022, as a campus holiday in honour of the funeral service of Canada’s Head of State, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  

When the campus is closed, all facilities are closed, and scheduled activities are cancelled (including external bookings). Acadia’s residence buildings and Wheelock Dining Hall will remain open. Only essential employees are required on-site during the campus closure, as determined by operational needs.  

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