All Alumni Virtual Videos

Student food insecurity is a prevalent issue on campuses across the country. Join us for a conversation with an expert in the field and those who work with students to address food insecurity. Executive Director, Alumni Affairs Oonagh Proudfoot ('93, '06) is joined by Dr. Lesley Frank, Acadia's Canada Research Chair in Food, Health, and Social Justice, George Philp ('18), former ASU President and ASU Food Cupboard co-founder, and Mackenzie Gorman ('23), ASU Food Cupboard Coordinator (2021-2023) to discuss food insecurity at Acadia.

Executive Director, Alumni Affairs Oonagh Proudfoot ('93, '06) is joined by Acadia University's Technology Business Coordinator, Lisa Speigel, and the Manager of the Technology Services Service Desk, Jerry George, for a discussion of cybersecurity awareness that includes practical tips and advice.

Executive Director, Alumni Affairs Oonagh Proudfoot ('93, '06) is joined by Acadia University Department of Community Development professor Dr. John Colton, tourism development specialist Shannon Guihan ('02) and adventurist Dave Greene ('08, '16) as we explore sustainable tourism in Nova Scotia and beyond.

We celebrate the physiotherapists in our alumni community who work tirelessly to ensure our independence, function and well-being by providing rehabilitative and home health services to clients and caregivers alike. This year, to mark National Physiotherapy Month, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association is also highlighting the importance of its profession in an area that has been a hot topic over the last couple of years – long COVID.

Join licensed physiotherapist, canine rehab therapist, speaker, educator, social media influencer and dog parent Sarah MacKeigan (’99); Cindy James (’87), President of Crafty Beasts Brewing Company and creator of Canada’s first beer for dogs; and Olivia Shive (’21), animal enthusiast and sales representative at Elanco Animal Health in Alberta for a lively, entertaining and informative discussion.

Moderated by Executive Director, Alumni Affairs Oonagh Proudfoot (’93, ’06), this panel discussion, highlights reflections from past championship winners; preparation for and experience with University Cup Nationals; hockey as an organized sport; and the advancement of hockey in Nova Scotia. Panelists include hockey Axemen captain Jack Flaman ('22), former hockey Axemen captains Liam Heelis ('15) and George Dupont ('92), and Amy Walsh, Executive Director, Hockey Nova Scotia.

On the final day of African Heritage Month 2022, The Honorable Donald Oliver (’60, ’07 HON) discusses his life’s work and experiences as a Black Nova Scotian. Dr. Oliver has been a lawyer, professor, farmer, businessman, author, Cordon Bleu Chef, and Senator who rose to serve with distinction as Deputy Speaker in the Senate of Canada; as Chairman of six standing committees of Parliament; as Chairman or Deputy Chairman of seven inter-parliamentary associations; and as a ubiquitous spokesperson for diversity, pluralism, fairness and equality.

A conversation with guest panelists Sehkahnee Reynolds ('18), Fikayo Kayode ('22), and Ruvimbo Chipazi ('21), who offered first voice experiences of what it is like to live, work and go to school in Wolfville.

The United Nations’ theme this year is “Changing Course, Transforming Education” and tackling “a generational choice: continue on an unsustainable path or radically change course.” Hear from the Acadia community on topics including online learning, increasing accessibility, bridging inequalities, and breaking down systemic barriers at Acadia University and beyond.