The K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre and the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens provide facilities for a wide variety of research, teaching, and community involvement activities, as well as a beautiful location for studying, meetings, or just relaxing. Please click through the images below to get some insight into the activities that occur in this remarkable facility. For a more detailed introduction to the research going on in the Centre, click here.  A twitter feed highlighting some of our recent research and learning activities can be found here.

Latest News

Acadia Alum and Arthur Irving Scholar, Kayoung Heo, discusses her research journey and Acadia’s impact post-graduation

Acadia alum, Kayoung Heo, graduated from Acadia last year with an Honours in Biology. As a student, Kayoung was the recipient of the Arthur Irving Environmental Science Scholarship in 2016 which allowed her to fully focus on her research. Her Honours Thesis explored the effects of bisphenol-A and folic acid on growth, reproductive development and DNA methylation in snapdragons. Read the paper published from her thesis here

Read more …

Acadia researchers discover a novel plant-insect interaction in an endangered NS plant

Research conducted by former Acadia Biology Honours student Emily Evans, and Acadia professors Dr. Kirk Hillier and Dr. Rodger Evans has been published in the online Nature journal, Scientific Reports. The paper entitled "Novel Insect Florivory Strategy Initiates Autogamy in Unopened Allogamous Flowers” a new insect-plant interaction which has never been described previously. 

Read more …

Acadia’s 2018 Arthur Irving Family Foundation Scholarship Recipients Announced

The 2018 recipients of the prestigious Arthur Irving Scholarships in Environmental Studies are drawn from two of Canada’ three seacoasts. Sarah Lavallée from West Vancouver, BC and Alex Hart from St. Stephen, NB will enter Acadia in September 2018 to pursue their interests in environmental preservation thanks to academic awards that are among the most significant in Canada and reward students who have exceptional academic credentials, a commitment to volunteerism and community service, and who intend to pursue environmental research. 

Read more …