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Imagine a welcoming place where every student finds the tools, support, and community needed to thrive. Acadia University is transforming the Students’ Union Building (SUB) into a modern Student Centre. Help us build a revitalized hub where opportunities unfold, wellness is prioritized, and diversity is celebrated.

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Your gift can go twice as far thanks to the Acadia Alumni Association’s generous matching fund of up to $250,000. There’s no better time to make a difference.

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Scholarships and Financial Aid

Scholarships change lives: Your gift can provide opportunities and open doors for students. Every donation brings us closer to our goal.

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Athletics Excellence

Acadia's athletics programs thrive with your support, enabling our student-athletes to compete at the highest level.

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Academic Programs

Your gift to academic programs at Acadia fuels cutting-edge research, enriching student experiences and sustaining the university's legacy of academic excellence.

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Your Gift at Work

Quincy Cochrane smiles with scholarship founder Janice MacNeill ('76) at the Halifax Holiday Reception

Attending Acadia was a stretch, and receiving the award helped set me on the path where I am today. It gave me support and allowed me to be more involved on campus without the burden that comes with financial stress.”

Quincy Cochrane ('23), MacNeill Scholar-Bursary recipient

Kelsea Vessey ('21) smiles while speaking at a podium in the Acadia Athletics Complex

“The Kott Award helped relieve financial pressure and allowed me to focus on my academic pursuits, as well as the varsity swim team and engage in co-curricular activities on campus.”

Kelsea Vessey ('21), Geoffrey D. Kott Athlete-Scholar Award recipient

The Student Centre is more than a building. We all want to set students up for success and see this project go ahead. It’s an opportunity to visually create a sense of belonging and a healthy and safe gathering, learning, and workplace for all. It will bring students from diverse backgrounds and disciplines – and the community – back together on campus.

Sadie McAlear ('24)

Giving News

Taya Lucas-Desmond, a fourth-year environmental science student at Acadia University, has been named the inaugural recipient of the Tory-Bagnall and MacDonald Bursary. Cairine (Tory) and Bernie MacDonald established the $10,000 annual bursary to honour their family's commitment to education and to enable students from the Maritimes to aspire to university.    

Acadia University proudly announces the creation of the Tory-Bagnall and MacDonald Bursary, established through the generosity of Cairine and Bernie MacDonald. First awarded in 2024, the bursary is focused on supporting female and Black students achieve their educational dreams. In 2025-2026, the selection priority will include recent high school graduates enrolling for their first year at Acadia.

David Hovell (BBA ’91) has enjoyed a long relationship with Acadia. He was the third generation in his family to attend, and after graduation, he served on the Associated Alumni Board of Directors from 2014 to 2018.

Now, he’s a member of the 1838 Society, which means he has confirmed a legacy gift to Acadia.

A giant in the Acadia community has passed away. Following the passing earlier today of Arthur L. Irving, Acadia has lost its most vigorous defender, ardent ambassador, enthusiastic cheerleader, and generous benefactor.

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Have questions or ideas about giving to Acadia? Please reach out to us! We're happy to connect with you to explain how we can work together to make a lasting impact on the lives of every Acadia student.

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