Facilities News

Water equal to 40 Olympic-sized swimming pools is what Acadia University has saved in cutting the water it consumes on campus on a yearly basis by half. Marcel Falkenham, the university’s executive director of facilities, says the school has cut its water consumption from an all-time high of 51 million gallons during the 2004-05 academic year to 25.4 million in 2018-19.

Support for the Acadia Athletics Complex positions Wolfville as top destination to host sporting events.

A $15.98-million investment at Acadia University will be used to renovate and upgrade Huggins Science Hall and Elliott Hall, two older buildings that are part of Acadia University’s Science Complex. The upgrades will promote intensified research and commercialization activities at the Science Complex, while also improving the buildings’ energy use and efficiency. The project will also see a small structure adjoining the buildings converted into an innovation pavilion, with space for laboratories and support services for industrial liaison, commercialization and co-op education.