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Sometimes learning happens 20 feet up a ladder, 30 minutes from campus with a 40-pound wooden box in one hand and a drill in the other. That’s where Zack Pate is on a fall afternoon: installing a bat box in Hall’s Harbour for the Annapolis Valley Bat Box Project. Launched in 2020 with fellow Acadia student Taryn Muldoon, the project is helping to house the tiny, flying mammals and collect data in partnership with a military biologist and university researchers, volunteers, the Canada Conservation Corps, high school teachers and students.

A 1947 grad class banner has an interesting history that spans generations of Acadia alumni. Curious?


An enthusiastic crowd of Acadia alumni was on hand November 20, 2021 at The Auction House in Halifax to mark a wonderful in-person event and celebrate Acadia Alumni Association Board member and Axemen basketball star Ted Upshaw (’80) prior to his induction into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame.

To have a championship team, it takes great coaches, veteran leadership, buy-in from younger players, commitment to the program and a little bit of luck. Anyone who has ever been a student-athlete at the university level will tell you; championships are hard to come by. Student-athletes can spend four or five years at school and never play in a championship game. During the 2011-12 academic year, however, Acadia was fortunate to have three championship teams; in football, men’s basketball, and women’s basketball.

Human Resources Manager Jennifer Veinot is the epitome of skill, kindness and customer service. Her unparalleled personal approach to human resource management has helped to shape the foundation of Acadia’s success and why she is this year’s Acadia Alumni Outstanding University Service Award recipient.

Members of the alumni community braved overcast skies and slightly wet weather to come together on the Acadia campus October 14-17 for Homecoming 2021. Things were a little different than in previous years because guests at a number of events were required to pre-register, offer proof of vaccination and a photo ID upon arrival due to the lingering coronavirus pandemic, but spirits were high and several activities made the weekend come alive in true Acadia tradition!


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