Research Office


Acadia University is globally recognized for fostering a research environment that offers all students the chance to participate in research and community engagement. The Research and Innovation Office, which includes the Office of Industry and Community Engagement (ICE), encourages students and faculty to explore local and international issues in an interdisciplinary way. Acadia also offers entrepreneurship and experiential learning opportunities through Launchbox.  We offer a large number of undergraduate Honours programs—most of which are thesis-based—and 18 Masters programs & an Inter-University Doctoral Program in Educational Studies.

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Our students receive one-on-one research mentoring by highly skilled faculty members who are actively engaged in research. This provides wonderful experimental learning opportunities, which serves as the foundation for careers in multiple sectors.


Acadia's faculty participate in global collaborations and partner with industry, government and community partners. We foster a participatory and interdisciplinary environment. Our faculty includes four Canada Research Chairs and leaders of a variety of research centres and institutes.


Research, Innovation, and Graduate Studies Office
214 Horton Hall
18 University Avenue, Box 70
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, B4P 2R6


Office of Industry & Community Engagement (ICE)

Executive Director
Leigh Huestis
Tel: (902) 585-1425

Manager, Industry & Community Partnerships
Katrin Sommerfeld
Tel: (902) 585-1762


Graduate Studies

Tel: (902) 585-1914


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