Environmental Studies

Inspired by the expansive view over the Minas Basin and its impressive 40-foot tides to Cape Blomidon, successive generations of Acadia faculty and students have created a campus culture where concern for our natural environment is expected. The one-of-a-kind K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre and Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens complex anchors Acadia’s environmental research and teaching program while welcoming visitors interested in learning more about our Acadian Forest region.

Environmental Studies at Acadia

Environmental Studies at Acadia

Students and faculty at Acadia approach environmental studies in a truly multi-disciplinary fashion. Laboratories in the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre are home to biologists, chemists, and environmental scientists who work closely with historians, political scientists, and sociologists as well as community development and business professors. Acadia’s network of external research stations provide students with a wide range of rich learning opportunities supported by highly regarded faculty including a number of Canada Research Chairs.

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