An education for the 21st century
Acadia’s approach of educating the whole person has never been more relevant than it is in today’s rapidly changing society, where an increasingly complex combination of skills, knowledge and capabilities are required in order to succeed and thrive.
Critical thinking, creativity, problem-solving, self-motivation, resilience, determination, numeracy, literacy, and the ability to work both individually and in teams are essential components of the character that an Acadia education builds.
In today’s transforming world, managing change, experiential learning, digital and technological competencies, international experiences, engagement with truth and reconciliation, and active learning prepare students for the world of work and the global society of the 21st century.
At Acadia, students learn how to live and thrive in community.
Strategic directions that embrace change
The world is changing at a never-before-seen pace and we cannot predict what challenges lie ahead. One thing is certain, Acadia will continue to deliver the kind of educational experience that will care and prepare our students for the world.
Acadia 2025 provides a strategic framework designed to guide decision-making, priority-setting, and, finally, resource allocation.
The plan’s five overarching Strategic Directions are of equal and interchangeable value, each with supporting goals, objectives and key performance indicators (KPIs).
The future is ours to create
In 2025, Acadia will be a university that is clearly differentiated within the Canadian post-secondary landscape.
Our faculty will be known as leading researchers in their disciplines and the value to students, alumni, and potential employers of its liberal education model will be widely recognized. We will be an acknowledged leader in reducing its environmental footprint and will be known as a leader in teaching all students how to be stewards of our environment.
Acadia University is proudly located in Mi'kma'ki, the ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq People.