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Acadia faculty and students awarded SSHRC grants

On Wednesday, July 17, Dr. Janice Best, Dr. Sarah Rudrum, and Dr. Jennifer Tinkham were announced as recipients of the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grants.

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Dr. Mark Mallory Named Tier I Canada Research Chair at Acadia

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.

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Alumna Dr. Laura Robinson Appointed Acadia’s New Dean of Arts

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.

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Acadia among post-secondary institutions receiving $1.2 million from TD to advance Indigenous programming and services

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.

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