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. For a spectacular video introduction to the centre, click on the green Explore the K.C. Irving Centre icon located above, or click through the images below to get some quick insight into the research and other 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’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. 

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Dr Robin Browne and Acadia's Seedbank in the news again

The work of propagation specialist Dr Robin Browne, and seedbank intern April Muirhead, are featured in another article on the Acadia Seedbank, part of the Irving Biodiversity Collection in the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre at Acadia University. More info on the Acadia Seedbank can be found here.

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Acadia's Irving Centre Seedbank featured in University Affairs article

An interesting article in University Affairs on the value of Canadian seedbanks features some of the work by the Acadia Seedbank on the preservation and restoration of the Eastern Mountain Avens (Geum peckii), an endangered plant found only on Brier Island in Nova Scotia, and the White Mountains of New Hampshire. More info on this research can be found here. The Acadia Seedbank is part of the Irving Biodiversity Collection (Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens, E.C. Smith Herbarium, and Acadia Seedbank) in the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre at Acadia University.

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