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At first, the mass retreat into self-isolation was almost welcomed, a much-needed pause in lives that have been stuck on fast-forward. You’d have a chance to do some reading, catch up on your favourite TV shows and Netflix series, engage in some self-reflection, and maybe get some exercise on the treadmill that’s been gathering dust in your rec room.

We are excited to announce our new virtual events schedule! Featuring faculty, staff and members of our alumni community, these events aim to provide insight into the important work being done on campus and shine a light on the many avenues of endeavour that characterize the diverse skill set of our outstanding alumni.

Recent business graduate, former Axemen basketball player and founder of ‘Save Me Save We’, Junior Moaku (’19) has been using his time in isolation during the pandemic to offer mental health support. Learn more about him and ‘Save Me Save We’ in this conversation with Wendy Elliott (’75).

Etymologists work diligently to explain the origins of words and provide definitions that are as precise and timeless as possible. The English language, however, is a living thing, constantly evolving to reflect current realities. As time passes, words are co-opted and adapted for other purposes and the original meaning can sometimes be lost in a flurry of pop cultural hype.

#AcadiaU alumni here at home and around the world have been united in an outpouring of condolence and support for all those affected by the tragic events in Nova Scotia on April 18-19, 2020.

Acadia alumnus Jim Prime (’69) is in self-isolation right now, like millions of people around the world. An accomplished and celebrated author, Jim has written more than 20 books during his literary career, is a former editor of The Atheneaum, and a regular contributor to our alumni magazine, the Bulletin. Here’s his tongue-in-cheek take on a day in the life of a self-isolator.

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