There's always a reason to learn. There's always time to grow.
At Acadia, we're firm believers that education is a truly lifelong pursuit. What are your interests and your passions? What do you always wish you had studied?
While we remain committed to lifelong learning, COVID-19 has required significant changes and precautions. The campus is currently largely closed to the general public. Due to COVID-19, all Acadia courses will have significant online components, and many will be completely online. This support will require all of our resources, and it drastically limits our ability to work on online programming for ALL.
There will not be any in-person events for Acadia Lifelong Learning during the 2020-21 academic year. The health and safety of our members is our number one priority, and given the risks of COVID-19, we simply cannot bring groups of seniors together, even with precautions such as social distancing and masks. Unfortunately, due to campus restrictions and reduced class sizes, we will also not be offering the option to audit credit courses in the 2020-2021 academic year.
ALL memberships do not need to be renewed this year–current memberships will be extended until July 31, 2021. We still hope to offer the occasional lecture, similar in format to our Lunchtime Learning sessions, and we will likely use Facebook Live as our platform. We may also record these sessions and post them on YouTube for people to watch who were not available during the original session.
The situation we find ourselves in is constantly evolving, and we know many of you are eager to continue your learning journey. Our resources are very limited for programming this year as we support Acadia students and faculty, however, we will be more than happy to share opportunities that other groups are offering such as the Acadia Cafe, Acadia Centre for Entrepreneurship, Mentoring Plus (website launching soon), the Seniors' College Association of NS, etc. There are many opportunities for learning all around us, and now with online tools, they are much more accessible than ever before.
We thank you for your understanding, and we will provide an update in October.
To enable our community to thrive by sharing knowledge in the spirit of lifelong learning.
Acadia Lifelong Learning strives to stimulate curiosity and expand thought-provoking learning experiences by drawing on unique community resources in partnership with Acadia University to nurture and inspire lifelong learning.