Acadia’s world-class research facilities rival the largest institutions. With our unique location and small campus, Acadia fosters collaboration across disciplines and with industry, community, and sister institutions.
When the Government of Canada announced its 2019, $275 million commitment to Canada Research Chair (CRC) funding on June 14, Acadia Biology Professor Dr. Mark Mallory was included with those researchers who, as part of the announcement, were elevated from Tier II to Tier I Chairs. This makes Mallory only the third ever Tier I CRC at Acadia and the $1.4 million in funding from the government will see his lab undertake an increased focus on Atlantic Canadian contamination of wildlife and coastal habitat issues in addition to his well-known research in Canada’s Arctic.
On July 1, 2019, Dr. Laura Robinson will return to Acadia University to begin a six year term as the University’s Dean of Arts. Robinson earned her BA (Honours English) from Acadia in 1988 and pursued a highly successful career in academia after completing her MA (English) at the University of Manitoba and her Ph.D. (English) at Queen’s University.
TD Bank Group announced today a $1.2 million CDN donation to three post-secondary institutions in Atlantic Canada to help develop on-campus support services for Indigenous students.
Acadia University, Memorial University, and Mount Saint Vincent University will use the new funding for strategic Indigenous initiatives that will enhance educational experiences for students and encourage inclusion. Acadia will receive $200,000 over three years.