• 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...