Acadia University announced today that Nancy Handrigan (’92) CFRE has been appointed the University’s Vice-President of Advancement. Handrigan’s appointment became effective on December 2, 2022. She has held the position on an interim basis since March 1, 2021.  

Taylor Swanburg, MSc candidate, 2023, is surveying mosquito species in Nova Scotia to give insight into current and projected disease landscape of the province. Taylor says, “with over 20 years since the last survey of mosquitos, we do not know what species are currently here and what diseases they may be able to spread to the public.”

Acadia University’s newest Canada Research Chair is Dr. Zoë Migicovsky, an assistant professor in biology and an expert in two of the most economically important crops in Nova Scotia and Canada – apples and grapes.

Acadia University’s top academic leader, Dr. Dale Keefe, Provost and Vice-President, Academic, will join a new governance body within the Maple League of Universities, which comprises four primarily undergraduate schools – Acadia, Bishop’s, Mount Allison, and St. Francis Xavier.

Canada’s Minister for Women and Gender Equity and Youth, Marci Ien, and the Member of Parliament for Kings-Hants, Kody Blois, along with Acadia’s President, Dr. Peter Ricketts, and Students’ Union President, Sadie McAlear, met with students at Acadia University on November 9 to discuss the impacts of the recent 2022 Fall Economic Statement.

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