This May's Convocation ceremonies mark the full, in-person return of our annual tradition. We're thrilled to celebrate the Class of 2022 and the resilience and flexibility they showed in meeting the challenges of COVID-19.

Olivia Stevenson, a third-year honours undergraduate student in Kinesiology at Acadia University, has been awarded the prestigious 2022 3M National Student Fellowship. Presented by 3M Canada and the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE), the fellowship recognizes exceptional student leaders across Canada who are making a positive impact in higher education.  

Acadia University has appointed Dr. David Duke as the University Marshal just ahead of the 2022 Convocation, set for May 8 and 9. Duke, who is head of the History and Classics department will over the position held by Dr. Rob Raeside, head of the Earth and Environmental Science department, since 2007.

Funded in collaboration with Mitacs Accelerate, Ashley Julian-Rikihana, a student of Acadia University, will be focusing on Mi'kmaq language revitalization as a tool for community mental health and well-being, in partnership with the Sipekne’katik Health Center.

A closeup of a row of smiling female graduates at a 2018 Convocation ceremony.

On May 8 and 9, 2022, more than 800 graduates from Acadia University’s four faculties – Arts, Pure and Applied Science, Professional Studies, and Theology – will receive their undergraduate and graduate diplomas, joining Acadia’s more than 40,000 alumni worldwide. In addition, Acadia will confer five honorary degrees on individuals who have distinguished themselves in public service, education, and scientific research.

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