innovative teaching and research
Promote discovery and innovation through support for our student and faculty researchers.
Through close collaboration, Acadia student and faculty researchers drive discoveries that impact lives and improve communities. By seeking to understand and solve real-world problems, they will create a brighter future.
At Acadia, the line between teaching and research is blurred both by necessity and by design. Our students learn by doing and by seeking answers to questions that matter to society, working across disciplines with their peers and their professors.
Research is core to our mission of preparing our students for a complex world. Acadia has attracted top-tier researchers in diverse fields, and many are leaders of international stature.
They work with colleagues across campus and at institutions and organizations around the globe, sharing their expertise in our classrooms, laboratories, and communities. Our students are considered research colleagues, and they graduate well-equipped to make a difference in their respective fields and society.
Campaign for Acadia will build our research capacity by forging stronger collaboration across disciplines and encouraging new approaches to address society’s problems. Our goals are to:
- Expand financial support for graduate research programs.
- Enhance summer research awards.
- Create a digital scholarship centre.
- Establish an agriculture and beverage research institute.
- Invest in flexible research funding and awards.
- Bolster the K.C. Irving Environmental Trust in support of scholarly and research excellence.
Amitabh Jha: a leader in cancer research
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Randy Lynn Newman: neuroscientist, teacher, WISE leader
Dr. Randy Lynn Newman’s face lights up when she speaks of students running up to show her an acceptance letter to medical school or a graduate program... learn more