proud heritage and promising horizons
Enhance our physical and financial infrastructure to benefit our students, faculty, and the community.
Acadia is considered one of Canada’s most beautiful university campuses.
Our physical and financial infrastructure represents our heritage and our future.
Acadia’s campus sits on 250 acres in the quintessential university town of Wolfville. Steps away are vineyards, orchards, and the world’s highest tides, all of which serve as living laboratories for our student and faculty researchers.
Established in 1838, Acadia is one of the oldest and most respected liberal arts universities in the country. Campus architecture reflects 180 years of progress and ranges from Seminary House, the oldest structure in Canada used for women’s post-secondary education, to the celebrated K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre and Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens.
Acadia’s first College Hall was constructed with more volunteer time than money thanks to the industriousness of our founders. Today, campus renewal and beautification are made possible through generous private and public support. Campaign for Acadia has prioritized projects that will develop the physical and financial infrastructure needed to ensure a transformative student experience. Our goals include:
- Adapt our buildings to improve accessibility.
- Protect library archives and modernize study spaces.
- Renew and enhance key campus buildings and facilities.
- Refurbish and expand Athletics Complex facilities and offerings.
- Reimagine and upgrade the Student Union Building.
- Boost the value of Acadia’s endowment.
Living her learning
Julia Koppernaes (’19): changing lives, strengthening the community
As Julia Koppernaes (’19) describes what prompted her to leave her Ottawa home and enroll in Acadia’s Kinesiology program, what’s clear is that she knows how to back up intuition with research... learn more
Jonathon Fowles: working with students to change health care in Canada
Across Canada, people living with diabetes are benefiting from the research of Jonathon Fowles and his kinesiology students... learn more