Discussion Panel Update:

Our discussion panel will feature the topic “The influence of politics on research and research on politics”. This discussion panel will feature the following professors from Acadia:

Andrew Biro – Department of Politics – Panelist

Anne Quema – Department of English – Panelist

Anna Redden – Department of Biology – Panelist

James Brittain – Department of Sociology – Panelist

Anne Kiefte – Department of Physics – Moderator

We are looking forward to hearing the panelist’s thoughts and discussion as well as questions from our audience. We hope to see you there for this new addition to the Acadia Student Research and Innovation Conference.

Need help using the statistical program R?

Or just interested in learning more about it? On behalf of the R-Bar Team:

The r-bar scientific programming study group fall session continues this week!

This week, we will continue with general, community-based help. Drop in with your R and RStudio (and GIS and data wrangling and visualization) problem(s) and get some help! No guarantees, but chances are you’ll come away with a new thought or two.

r-bar is open to everyone. Students are encouraged to participate. No prior knowledge required.

When: Friday, 30 Sept 2016, 2-4 PM

Where: UClub (little blue building behind Huggins)

Who: Hosted by the r-bar team

Jump over to our website for more (or less) information: www.r-bar.ca
(Note the website has been suffering from firewall issues…working on it!)


r-bar team

Bonfire Time!

Hello everyone,

Tuesday, October 4th we are hosting a bonfire at the KCIC gardens! We will be providing ingredients for s’mores and there are some big benches for sitting on. You are welcome to bring friends, family, whomever to join us! Last year we spent some time star gazing and we had a couple guitars. It was very cozy! So don’t be afraid to bring your guitar or other instrument with you. Feel free to bring along any other bonfire supples like blankets, more chairs, glow sticks, or other snacks (to share or not!). We look forward to seeing you there.


Good morning!



A few of us are up extra early today to head into the city for Dalhousie’s TA professional day! We’ll be sitting in on workshops and discussions on topics like “Larger Class Size” and “Encouraging Independent Thought and Innovation”. If you’re interested in learning more about it here’s a link to the website.  Dalhousie hosts a number of events yearly for graduate students and welcomes Acadia students to partake. The Dalhousie Conference on University Teaching and Learning is another one to look out for this year!

The AGS has been slowly updating our “About Us” section. It’s a one stop shop for our emails and a bit of information on us. If you see any of us walking around campus feel free to introduce yourselves!

We have a casual Facebook group starting up to keep graduate students connected. If you haven’t been added yet feel free to add me (Emily Chase) on Facebook and I’ll get you added. 🙂

Don’t forget that U-Club hosts TGIF on Fridays from 4-7pm. There is also free yoga in the old SUB at 12:00 on Wednesdays and Fridays. Some of us are regulars there so come out and join us


Great start to the week!

Thanks to all who came out this morning for the breakfast, presentation, tour, etc. It was really great talking to you and hearing your aspirations and goals for your time here at Acadia!

Tomorrow we will be heading to the free lunch @ U-Club (12:00). Yum yum. From 5-7 we’re going to dine at the Farmers’ Market downtown Wolfville, followed by some board games at the KCIC. If you’d like to walk down to the Farmers’ Market with us then meet us at the BAC around 4:50. If not then we hope to run into you there!

Friday we will be meeting at the U-Club for relaxation and drinks (if you wish) from 4-7PM.

Saturday’s bus tour will be hosted by our AGS Event Officers: Hope, Jocelyne and Steph! Come out for a day of valley views, wine tasting (optional), free picnic lunch, and good conversation!

As always, feel free to get in touch with us with any questions, event suggestions, comments, or just to chat!

Summer is flying!

Hello everyone!

The AGS has been working hard at some behind the scenes stuff this summer… events will be starting up again with Welcome Week though! Are you an incoming graduate student? Make sure you RSVP for Welcome Week (check your emails). All current graduate students are welcome to attend events though – come join us!

Hope to see you in the Fall 🙂

Bonfire – Round 2 !

Hello everyone! We are hosting a bonfire at the KCIC on May 16th. Our rain date is May 17th. We will be sure to notify everyone in the event that we need to delay to the rain date. Come enjoy the warm fire with us! It will be our last event of the year.