Safety and Security

Creating a Safe Space for you - Safety and Security completes Equity, diversity and Inclusion training

Workshop leaders Allison Smith and Polly Leonard smile as they speak to security staff in a boardroom.
Members of the department of safety and security in workshop with Polly (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer) & Allison (Sexualized Violence Response and Education Coordinator)

Moving Beyond the Binary Training

In June 2022, Acadia University proudly announced the adoption of our very own Gender Diversity Workplace Inclusion Policy. Attending this free workshop would be an excellent opportunity to better understand our new policy and its important role in fostering an Acadia community where gender diversity is welcomed and celebrated.

Join Allison Smith, Sexualized Violence Education and Response Coordinator and Polly Leonard, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer for a practical workshop orienting you to the Moving Beyond The Binary Guide. This guide was written by Allison Smith and is a new publication from the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia, filled with a wealth of useful information on meaningfully including gender diverse people at work. The 2.5-hour training focuses on best practices for creating welcoming, safer spaces for two-spirit, trans, non-binary and gender diverse people. The workshop will walk you through these pieces and leave you with actionable steps you can take to move in the direction of inclusivity.

Campus Advisory: Share The Air


The Joint Occupation Health and Safety Committee (JOHSC) is seeking your support and would remind the campus of Acadia University’s SHARE THE AIR policy.

Acadia University is a community that respects the importance of and takes responsibility for the quality of the air we breathe.  To  foster and  promote clean air in our  region,

Acadia has developed and implemented a Share The Air policy (

This policy is applicable to all those who live, study, work or visit on the Acadia campus.

Thank you for all your support!