Open Acadia is Acadia University's initiative to offer flexible programming and learning opportunities to Acadia students and the greater community. Our programming goes beyond the scope of the conventional university experience to offer education to youths, seniors, and working professionals.
Rhodes Hall, Attn: Open Acadia
Monday — Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm AST
Several external organizations offer scholarships for students pursuing continuing education opportunities such as online learning. Some Open Acadia students may be eligible for, and interested in, applying for the Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship.
Offered in memory of Dr. Mary Cone Barrie, Director of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto, two $2,500 scholarships are available each year. For more information, please visit the scholarship website; applications are due July 12, 2013.
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.