Academy News

Acadia’s 2017 Arthur Irving Family Foundation Scholarship Recipients Announced

Wolfville, NS, July 12, 2017 – Two students, one from Saskatchewan and one from nearby Port Williams, 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 and offer students unique research and mentorship opportunities. Successful applicants must demonstrate a commitment to the environment and an understanding of the importance of scientific research combined with exceptional academic credentials, leadership skills, community volunteerism, and participation in extracurricular activities. 

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2016 Arthur Irving Family Foundation 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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Winning awards and giving back to Acadia

Arthur Irving Scholar and Biology 2016 graduate Sadie Moland recently received the The Lois Vallely-Fischer Award for Democratic Student Citizenship from the Acadia University Faculty Association (AUFA). This award is presented to a student in her or his final year of undergraduate study at Acadia who has contributed to the quality of democratic discourse, critical thought, and legitimate contestation in campus or community life, and who has demonstrated leadership in defending student political rights and the interests of disadvantaged groups. 

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Tales from the bog: an ecological mystery

After completing two diploma programs in three years at Sir Sandford Fleming College, Sarah Adams from Athol, Nova Scotia knew she needed more education to achieve her career goals and wanted to come home to the place where her interest in environmental preservation began. Unsure of where she would study, a chance encounter with Acadia University co-op coordinator Michelle Larsen led Sarah to submit her college courses for credit toward her Acadia degree. “I wanted to be on a campus where professors know your name,” says Sarah. “I love the Annapolis Valley and the tremendous facilities at the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre demonstrate the priority Acadia places on environmental research and education. Acadia’s combination of location, facilities, and supportive faculty make it the ideal campus for me.”

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Inspired by the Amazon. See the difference scholarship support can make.

“I think it’s important to reach beyond your comfort zone,” says fourth-year biology student and Arthur Irving Scholar in Environmental Science Sadie Moland. “At Acadia, there are so many academic options available that I encourage everyone to explore something that has a certain base-level appeal to them as a person. If I hadn’t done this by taking an environmental history course from Dr. David Duke, I wouldn’t be on the research journey I’m currently enjoying.”

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