Acadia’s world-class research facilities rival the largest institutions. With our unique location and small campus, Acadia fosters collaboration across disciplines and with industry, community, and sister institutions.
Acadia University has welcomed students back to campus for a COVID-19-ready Fall 2020 term with a hybrid approach to teaching and learning that includes a mix of in-person, online, and virtual course delivery.
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The notion of family and taking care of one another are threads that are woven through the fabric of Acadia University’s illustrious 182-year history. One family in particular has had a significant and enduring impact at Acadia, tending carefully to the University’s students, faculty and staff while quietly establishing itself as Acadia’s most generous benefactors: the Arthur Irving family of Saint John, NB.
Dr. Gordon MacNeill (’48, ’87 HON) once thought he wouldn’t go to university. He would finish high school, get a job in his hometown of Sydney, Cape Breton and that would be it. Post-secondary school wasn’t really part of the plan.
Acadia University unveiled its new strategic plan, Acadia 2025, during an online campus-wide presentation on Friday, November 27, 2020.
The plan, developed over two years through extensive cross-campus consultation, finetunes Acadia's vision, mission, and values and identifies five strategic directions to guide the University toward 2025. The overarching theme for the plan is "transforming lives for a transforming world."