The pillars of University Hall at sunset, surrounded by autumn leaves.

Acadia University is hosting Growing Innovation: Meaningful Post-Secondary Research, the first symposium of its kind to discuss innovation in community research and how to support and build meaningful research relationships between Nova Scotia communities and the province’s universities and colleges.

Dr. Peter Ricketts smiles as he stands next to the Hourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, after being awarded with the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal

Acadia University President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Peter Ricketts has been honoured by the Province of Nova Scotia for his dedication to the field of education.  

At an investiture ceremony held at Government House on October 18, 2022, the Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, presented Dr. Ricketts with the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal in recognition of his leadership in higher education.  

Dr. Hans-Otto Pörtner speaks at a podium in full ceremonial academic regalia after receiving his honorary degree from Acadia.

Dr. Hans-Otto Pörtner was recognized with an honorary Doctor of Science from Acadia University for his scholarly leadership in the impacts of climate change during a luncheon held on October 7, 2022, in the Clark Commons. The small ceremony culminated his campus visit to deliver the inaugural Dr. Fred Gilbert Lecture Series. 

Acadia maintained its top five rank overall in the primarily undergraduate category and earned fifth place by reputation in the 2023 Maclean's University Rankings.  

Ray Ivany stands next to his newly unveilled presidential portrait in the bright KCIC Garden Room

Acadia University President Emeritus Ray Ivany’s portrait was unveiled at a reception in the Garden Room of the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre on October 4, 2022. The painting, created by artist Steven Rhude, will take its place alongside former university presidents in the lobby of University Hall. 

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