Acadia's selection of online courses continues to grow with the addition of CREL 2533 — "'Cults': New Religious Movements" from Dr. Hisako Omori. This new undergraduate credit course delves into the world of New Religious Movements (NRMs), including their origins, practices, and gender issues. Visit the link above to read more or to watch an introductory video with Dr. Omori.
On Friday, May 3, Acadia University will welcome students in Grades 10-12 from across Atlantic Canada to explore topics of sustainability and green technologies. Our 28th annual Huggins High School Science Seminar will provide students with a forum to connect with passionate scientists and learn about future opportunities.
This year’s speakers hail from Acadia and beyond, representing a diverse array of scientific topics and disciplines. Morning presentations will explore green technologies, such as a discussion of the Bay of Fundy’s tidal projects and potential, and an introduction to “green chemistry.” Afternoon sessions will approach problems from the lens of sustainability, discussing sustainable practices in aquaculture and how we can encourage others to make positive and necessary environmental changes in our communities.
In addition to several Acadia presenters returning from previous years, the popular panel debate returns in the form of the “Sustainable Earth Debate,” a new spin on last year’s lifeboat debate. This year, a new group of professors will debate whose science is truly the most important for a greener future, with the audience choosing a winner. The event is rounded out by Dr. Vlad Zamlynny’s chemistry show, a perennial favourite that showcases exciting demonstrations.
“This year’s seminar is about an overarching theme that’s both topical and an increasingly constant part of our lives,” explains Dr. Jeffrey Banks, Director of Open Acadia and former Head of the Department of Chemistry. “There are so many scientific disciplines and topics involved with creating positive environmental impact, but we’ve tried to select a few with local, relevant connections represented by great people. We think students will really enjoy the seminar.” To register or learn more about the seminar, please visit the event website at http://huggins.acadiau.ca.