International Women's Day

Invest in women: Accelerate progress

The featured students and faculty of Acadia's IWD 2024 stories smile as a group in Fountain Learning Commons

“Investing in women means investing in the people who invest in everyone else.” - Melinda Gates

In recognition of International Women’s Day (#IWD), Acadia University is pleased to shine a spotlight on several exceptional women in our community. While their accomplishments, talents, and stories are diverse, each of these individuals are making contributions that inspire and accelerate progress beyond their fields. We’re so proud to have these women among us and to celebrate their achievements and efforts.

Dr. Emily Bremer, a Canadian Research Chair in Healthy Inclusive Communities, assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology, and advocate for people with disabilities, who was just awarded $1.1 million to create the Acadia University Inclusive Movement and Health Lab.


Amanda Peters, a member of Acadia’s English department and an award-winning author of The Berry Pickers, a novel that reveals engaging untold stories of some of our area’s Mi’kmaw people, including Amanda’s own relatives.


Dr. Késa Munroe-Anderson, an associate professor in the School of Education, who led the development of Acadia’s newly announced Africentric Bachelor of Education program with our partner, the Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute.


Kirsten Lawrence, a fourth-year Acadia student and President of Enactus Acadia, who has been a driving force behind a grassroots program to address food insecurity on campus.


Abbey Aucoin, Charlie Dean, Elizabeth Iseyemi, Ella Campbell, Ella Collins, and Sara Grant, our Acadia Axewomen who are giving local sports fans an absolute thrill thanks to their athletic prowess in the fields, courts, and tracks.

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