• The K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre is partnering with Helping Nature Heal Inc. to study the effect of a newly developed seaweed-based product on the growth and development of native plants. This research project has been funded by IRAP (Industrial Research Assistance...

  • The Arthur L. Irving Scholars for 2021 are Annelies Yates (Biology) and Abby Falkenham (Engineering). The Arthur L. Irving Family Scholarships in Environmental Study are among the most prestigious awards in Canada, offering financial assistance as well as mentorship and research project...

  • Student Natalie surveying the coast of an island for locations to sample

    Natalie Koopman will be returning to classes with some unique field experience to compliment her studies as she starts the third year of her biology and chemistry degree this fall. Over the summer she has lived at the Morton Centre, on Heckman’s...

  • a photo of Jean holding her plaque

    The E.C. Smith Herbarium and Irving Biodiversity Collection add hundreds of new specimens to their collection each year. The specimens are gathered in the field, identified, preserved for long term storage and entered into an online database.  Preserving the plant specimens is...

  • Alain is pictured in the forest, the photo is from video content he created for the course

    Our Irving Biodiversity Collection Manager and E.C. Smith Herbarium Curator, Alain Belliveau, just finished teaching the Flora of Nova Scotia, a third year biology course. This course has been taught at Acadia University for decades, and Alain follows in the footsteps of...

  • Student Claire working in the lab

    At Acadia, research opportunities are available to undergraduate students from all disciplines throughout their degree programs. Claire Spearns worked throughout the summer after her first year of study and part time during the second year of her Certificate of Applied Science in...

  • Attn: Acadia Alumni you’re invited a special garden talk with Melanie Priesnitz, Conservation Horticulturist from the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens on June 7, 2021, 7-8 p.m. ADT. Melanie will be giving a brief introduction to the plant research and conservation work happening...

  • Students sitting in the forest

    There’s still lots going on behind the closed gates at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens. While we dearly miss having members of the community in the garden, we have been very happy to be able to offer a safe outdoor space for...