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Mercury research, croissants, and labour reform strikes in France

When undergraduate students profess an interest in conducting research, more senior students often take great delight in highlighting some of the difficulties of research; hard to satisfy supervisors, experiments that won’t work, unexpected setbacks, and endless revisions of reports and theses. But an undeniable reward for perseverance and hard work is the opportunity to see your name in print and communicating your hard won new knowledge to other like-minded students and scientists via publications and conferences. Specialized national and international conferences provide a collaborative environment where experts and students alike come together to share research findings, make new contacts, and possibly enjoy a brew (or wine in this case). 

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2016 Arthur Irving Academy scholarship recipients announced

Four students are this year’s recipients of the Arthur Irving Scholarships in Environmental Science for undergraduate students at Acadia University, academic awards that are among the most prestigious in Canada. The Arthur Irving Academy Scholarships are conferred on students who demonstrate a commitment to the environment and combine exceptional academic credentials with leadership, community volunteerism and other extracurricular activities.

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Reviving Mycological Research and Learning at Acadia

In the heyday of mycological research at Acadia in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s Dr Darryl Grund offered courses, field trips and research opportunities to literally hundreds of students interested in mushrooms and mycology. Dr Grund’s courses and mushroom forays were assisted and enriched by Dr Ken Harrison, a retired plant pathologist from Agriculture Canada. A plaque commemorating Dr Grund's and Dr Harrison's contributions to mycology can be seen at the picnic site at Kentviille Research and Development Centre (Agriculture Canada), at the upper entrance to the Kentville Ravine.

Given the importance of fungi to the ecology of the Acadian Forest region and its associated wetlands, Acadia University and the KC Irving Environmental Science Centre are fortunate in having a new mycologist, Dr Allison Walker...

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