• This past weekend two important Science Atlantic Conferences took place virtually. The Science Atlantic series of conferences cover many disciplines and are an important opportunity to highlight the science that takes place in our Atlantic Canadian Universities. Many Acadia biology and environmental...

  • Sign at entrance to woodland trails

    The K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre and the Acadia Counselling Centre are excited to offer Acadia students an opportunity to engage in mindfulness in nature right on campus! The Woodland Trails on the Acadia Campus are a wonderful space to connect with...

  • Alain and Sarah holding a bag of hemlock seeds they collected

    The near-loss of dominant Acadian Forest tree species is inconceivably detrimental to wildlife and unique habitats, and even the most ambitious in situ (on location) conservation efforts may not protect these ecosystems. Our herbarium director, Alain Belliveau, and herbarium coordinator, Sarah Adams, are involved...

  • Lauren collecting samples at Gaspereau lake, NS

    In the fall of 2020 Acadia University announced the launch of a new Master of Science in Environmental Science Program. This is an exciting development for the university, now students engaged in interdisciplinary environmental science research will have the option to choose a degree...

  • It’s December and that means it is time to embrace the festive spirt! Students are busy using the garden room to prepare for exams and end of semester projects, so we brought in this beautiful balsam fir to raise spirts as the...

  • A view of the Irving Centre from the walled garden

    Our new website features updated imagery of the facilities and a detailed overview of the nine distinct Acadian Forest habitats that are represented within the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens. Research is also a key focus of the new website, with an updated...

  • Since early spring, the Acadia community has been adapting the new realities of COVID-19. Resuming research has been a challenging process to navigate amidst an unfolding global pandemic. However, given the importance of research and the commitment of Acadia to provide a...