Giving News

University President Dr. Peter Ricketts hosted a charming afternoon tea for Acadia’s 1838 Society on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 – Founders’ Day and National Philanthropy Day.

Acadia alumnus and former faculty member Dr. Roy Bishop (CAS ’59, BSCH ’61) has always embraced academic and educational pursuits with meticulous scholarship and persistent inquiry.

On Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, Acadia University welcomed Dr. Cannon back to campus, who chatted with students and faculty, and announced an extraordinarily generous gift of $265,000 in support of Campaign for Acadia. A donor since 1989, Dr. Cannon’s latest gift will have a tremendous impact on Acadia, its students, faculty and staff for generations.

More than 60 faculty, staff and guests came together in the Wu Welcome Centre at Acadia University on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 for a reception to celebrate Campaign for Acadia and to learn more about its progress.

CCAE award winners Campaign for Acadia and SMILE

Acadia University won two national awards from the prestigious 2019 Prix D’Excellence Awards program of the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE).

Thanks to the generosity of the John and Judy Bragg Foundation, up to 13 Acadia students benefit annually from the following awards, named in honour of former teachers who were Acadia alumni:

Some of the most recent recipients of these awards spoke to Acadia about their lives as students and shared their gratitude:






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