- ACSED researchers participated in a
workshop in April 2008 with representatives from
research centres around the world that are focused on issues
concerning diversity, multiculturalism and social justice. The
objectives of the workshop were to share research experiences and
to define areas for future collaborative research.
- Four ACSED research associates released a
results of their research on factors that affect academic achievement and
social adjustment of international students in the Canadian context.
- ACSED pledged $6,000 in support of the Black Loyalist
Heritage Society to help reconstitute its twenty-year
genealogical project, largely destroyed when its Birchtown
office was deliberately set on fire on March 31, 2006. This
initiative was supported by the Office of the President at
In addition to the $6,000 contribution, two senior students
were hired through ACSED to work full-time on site over the summer
to assist in this vital reclamation project. Acadia’s prompt
response was facilitated by the existence of its community research
partnership between ACSED and the Mugomeh Conference. The Mugomeh
Conference, developed through the leadership of the Black Loyalist
Heritage Society, is a coalition of African Nova Scotian community
organizations and academic researchers, in which Acadia faculty
members are active participants.
- An inaugural workshop was held to
celebrate the establishment of ACSED and to provide an opportunity
for all Research Associates to share recent research results.