Acadia’s world-class research facilities rival the largest institutions. With our unique location and small campus, Acadia fosters collaboration across disciplines and with industry, community, and sister institutions.
A panel discussion chaired by Executive Director, Alumni Affairs Oonagh Proudfoot (’93, ’06), featuring Executive Director, Student Services, James Sanford (‘87), Acadia Alumni Association Vice-President, Matt Rios (’14), and newly appointed Black Student Success Navigator, Janique Ellis ('21).
The next presentation in our Virtual Events Series features the Maritime Marionettes, founded by puppeteers Heather ('81) and Darryll Taylor. They have entertained audiences in Canada and abroad, performing in English or French, since 1986.
Dr. Rob Raeside, Head of the Department of Earth and Environmental Science at Acadia University, joined us to discuss how climate has changed in the past, and its effects on the environment and on human history.
Melanie Priesnitz, Conservation Horticulturist, was our featured speaker on June 7, 2021. She gave a brief introduction to the plant research and conservation work happening at the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre and Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens at Acadia and encouraged guests to learn more about how to garden with nature using native plants.
It’s a special experience to recognize and applaud outstanding members of the Acadia community who have been duly honoured with Acadia Alumni Association Awards. University President Dr. Peter Ricketts, Alumni Association President Donalda MacBeath (’75), Executive Director, Alumni Affairs Oonagh Proudfoot (’93, ’06), and Alumni Awards Committee Chair Jeff Aucoin (’96) welcomed members of Acadia’s alumni community live on Microsoft Teams to launch this year’s celebration on May 31.
Acadia professor Dr. Jon Saklofske notes that the construction of game experiences allows us to become conscious of, redesign, and even symbolically re-present systems of human interaction and social/political/economic experience. This research method allows us to experiment with, investigate, and tweak possibilities -- like a humanities lab space -- to potentially reconstitute/recontextualize existing systems in illuminating ways, and/or prototype and model other possibilities.
Alumnus Dr. Trevor Jain ('93) joined us to chat about his remarkable career as a physician, trauma specialist and member of the Canadian military. He also discussed health care issues and concerns that matter to you.