Apr 08 2013

Open Acadia Celebrates Nova Scotia Adult Learners' Week

From April 6-14, universities, libraries, museums, and learning organizations of all types will celebrate Nova Scotia Adult Learners' Week (NSALW). NSALW pays tribute to adult learning, promotes learning opportunities for all, and showcases the diversity of adult learning. 

In recognition of this week, our final Brown Bag Lunch of the season will be "Undiscovered Voices — Adult Learning & Life Engagement" presented by Rod Franklin, Adult Education Coordinator in the provincial Department of Labour and Advanced Education. In this BBL taking place on Thursday, April 11, Rod will discuss the role of literacy as a key determinant of healthy communities, provide details about the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning, and expand upon literacy as a key agent in advocacy and volunteerism amongst adults. 

We also encourage you to visit the NSALW website or Facebook page to learn about other special events celebrating this week in the Annapolis Valley and across the province.

Oct 15 2012

openacadia.ca Website Upgrade

Welcome! Over the past several days, we've been rolling out an updated website design across openacadia.ca.  

This latest website update offers a more polished appearance and provides us with an upgraded platform to use in implementing new features or more advanced functionality in the future.  While many pages have slightly different URLs (you may need to update your bookmarks) you'll notice that the overall navigation structure remains the same as the previous iteration of the site: you should have no problem finding your way around.

If you encounter any errors (broken links, etc.), please let us know using the quick feedback option.  You can also share your thoughts about the design by getting in touch with us via our social media channels, which are now located in the top right corner of every page.  We hope you like the fresh new look!

Aug 10 2012

Dr. Jeffrey Banks Appointed as Director of Open Acadia

Dr. Jeffrey Banks has been appointed as the Director of Open Acadia on a six-year term effective July 1, 2012. 

Dr. Banks brings a wealth of experience from both the private sector—where he was a successful entrepreneur—and his impressive academic career.  Dr. Banks earned his B.Sc. at UPEI and his Ph.D. at University of Ottawa, and held teaching positions at Lakehead University, Acadia University, and the University of New Brunswick.  He returned to Acadia in 2008 as Head of the Department of Chemistry.

Dr. Banks’ skills in both business and academic leadership will be an asset as Open Acadia continues to expand Acadia’s offerings to new audiences and academic program types. 

“I’m very excited about the opportunity to lead Open Acadia on a long-term basis.  Working with the university community, we’ve been able to provide a strong set of programs for students.  I look forward to helping the university explore new areas and means of serving students.”

Dr. Banks had been serving as Acting Director of Open Acadia since February 2011.

About Open Acadia

Open Acadia is Acadia University's enterprise to offer flexible programming and learning opportunities to both Acadia students and the community beyond. It provides Acadia students with the flexibility to work towards their degrees in convenient summer or online formats, and offers educational opportunities to youth, professionals, and seniors.

Contact Us

phone Phone: 902-585-1434
Toll-Free: 1-800-565-6568
Fax:  902-585-1057 
phone Rhodes Hall, Attn: Open Acadia
Acadia University
Wolfville, NS 
B4P 2R6
phone openacadia@acadiau.ca
Monday — Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm AST