Apr 16 2012

News: High School Students “Dive Into Science” at Acadia Seminar

April 16, 2012

(Wolfville, NS)

Acadia University is inviting students to “Dive Into Science” on the 27th anniversary of its Huggins High School Science Seminar.  On Friday, May 4, students from across Atlantic Canada in Grades 10-12 will visit the Acadia campus to explore topics of undersea science and critical thinking.

The speakers represent an array of topics and scientific disciplines.  Dr. Maia Hoeberechts will take students on a tour of NEPTUNE Canada, a fascinating network of undersea sensors and one of Canada’s largest-scale science projects.  Dr. Michael Stokesbury also looks beneath the ocean waves to discuss tracking of migratory species such as Atlantic bluefin tuna, and how the use of bioprobes can assist conservation efforts.

The event’s other presentations delve into ways we think about science.  Richard Zurawski, a meteorologist, writer, and host of a number of televised science programs, will turn a skeptical eye on the media’s questionable portrayal of science.  This year’s panel session takes the form of a “lifeboat debate”, where a panel of Acadia professors will engage in a lively discussion on why their scientific discipline is the most crucial.  The event is rounded out by Dr. Vlad Zamlynny’s chemistry show, a perennial favourite showcasing exciting demonstrations. 

“This year’s seminar builds on student feedback and the one-day format we established last year,” says Dr. Jeffrey Banks, Director of Open Acadia and former Head of the Department of Chemistry.  “Although we’ve established some common themes in this year’s seminar, Huggins is still about introducing students to many different ways of looking at science. We look forward to bringing the students together with some really fascinating people.”

Overnight accommodations prior to the seminar are available.  To register or learn more about the seminar, please visit the event website at http://huggins.acadiau.ca.

About Acadia

Acadia University, in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, has long been recognized as one of Canada's premier post-secondary institutions. With its nationally and internationally recognized undergraduate and graduate research initiatives, small classes and technology-rich teaching and learning environment, Acadia offers students an experience that includes academic achievement combined with personal growth and development. Acadia also offers distance learning, certificate programs, language training, and other university extension programs through Open Acadia. For more information about Acadia University, visit our website at www.acadiau.ca.

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For more information, please contact Open Acadia:

Web: http://huggins.acadiau.ca

Email: openacadia@acadiau.ca

Tel: 902.585.1434  |  1.800.565.6568

Mar 26 2012

Brown Bag Lunch — "Hiking Some of the World's Great Trails"

Join Kathy Didkowsky as she recounts a 2000 kilometer hike of the Trans-Canada Trail chronicled in her book "Walking The Dream".  An experienced hiker, Kathy will share tips on long distance hiking and some of her favourite stories.

Fountain Learning Commons - Alumni Boardroom, Thursday March 29, 12-1pm.  For more information, please visit the Brown Bag Lunch Series homepage.

Mar 12 2012

Brown Bag Lunch — "Successes and Challenges at Acadia University"

In this week's Acadia Lifelong Learning Brown Bag Lunch, we turn our attention inward to explore "Successes and Challenges at Acadia University".  Our special guest speaker is Dr. Tom Herman, Acadia's Vice-President Academic and a longstanding faculty member.

Dr. Herman will provide you with an opportunity to hear from one of the university's vice-presidents with regard to the successes and challenges that Acadia faces in the current economic, educational and demographic climates.

Please join us this Thursday, March 15, from 12-1pm in the Great Hall (second floor) of the Fountain Learning Commons.  

Contact Us

phone Phone: 902-585-1434
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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