September 30, 2021
This year, for the first time, September 30 will be observed as a statutory holiday to commemorate the horrific legacy of residential schools in Canada.
The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation gives us time to reflect and raise awareness of and reflect on the tragedies experienced by Indigenous people because of the country's former residential school system.
Although the holiday applies only to federally regulated workplaces in Nova Scotia, Acadia University will honour it. The University is cancelling all classes and suspending non-essential services on Thursday, September 30, 2021. University employees entitled to statutory holidays will receive this day off. In future years, this day will be included in the academic calendar as a holiday.
Learn more in Dr. Ricketts' message to campus about this important day.