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. 

Acadia and StFX universities, the towns of Wolfville and Antigonish, and the Students’ Unions at both schools are working together to ensure Homecoming 2022 is safe for graduates, students, and citizens in both communities. These six partners have worked hard to offer excellent events for all to enjoy.

Set for October 13-16, with events organized by representatives from Alumni, Student Life, Varsity Athletics, and the Student Unions, Homecoming plans also include operational protocols to promote inclusive, positive, respectful, and safe celebrations.

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