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The Dr. Fred Gilbert Speaker Series

The Dr. Fred Gilbert Speaker Series pays tribute to the work of Dr. Gilbert (’65), celebrating his academic and scholarly contributions to Canada’s post-secondary education sector as former President of Lakehead University and a Director on the Acadia Alumni Association Board.

For more on Dr. Gilbert and his remarkable life and achievements, please visit the memorial page.


Dr. Hans-Otto Pörtner (’22)

The inaugural lecture in the Dr. Fred Gilbert (’65) Speaker Series presented by the Acadia Alumni Association featuring Acadia Honorary degree recipient Dr. Hans-Otto Pörtner (’22) was held on Oct. 6, 2022 in K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre auditorium on the Acadia campus. The audience was comprised of students, staff, faculty, community members and politicians. Dr. Pörtner’s presentation was eye-opening, full of detail and examples relative to his topic, ‘Climate change is ocean change: a physiologist’s view’, and he participated in a lively Q&A session at the conclusion of his talk.

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