A capacity crowd of approximately 100 Acadia alumni and friends gathered at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 for a Holiday Meet and Greet hosted by the Acadia Alumni Association. Guests enjoyed wine and hors d'oeuvres to ring in the season while Master of Ceremonies and Alumni Association President Ryan Conrod (’06) welcomed special guests. Following greetings from MLA Ben Jessome (’11) and Dr. Rod Morrison, Vice-President, Advancement, Nancy McCain (’82), Chair of Campaign for Acadia, updated guests on the tremendous progress of the Campaign, and introduced Brent Aitken, RBC Regional Vice-President, Central and Western Nova Scotia. Aitken announced a $100,000 gift from the RBC Foundation to the Campaign, to enhance on-campus support services through the innovative Q-Life Resilience Experience. As explained by Acadia professor Dr. Jonathan Fowles and his colleague Julia Koppernaes (’19), the Quality Student Life (QSL, or Q-Life) program views resilience as a personal skill set to be learned over time, and also aims to assess resilience as an outcome in those completing the program. To learn more, click here. To view the photos, click here.
(Photos: Natalie Weekes & Oonagh Proudfoot).