Programming Announcement

Last updated March 19, 2020

Acadia University has announced that all in-person classes for students have been cancelled due to precautions related to the COVID-19 virus. The campus has also been closed to the general public.

We in the ALL program feel it is important that we exercise the same caution, so we have decided to cancel the remaining sessions of our winter term courses, as well our Lunchtime Learning Series. We will be contacting our registered course participants in the coming days with refund details.

It is our sincere hope that this decision will help limit the spread of the virus in our community. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at

Courses and Events

ALL participants speaking in Library

Online registration for courses is now open as well.  To register, simply click on the title below to find a course description, instructor bio and scheduling details. If you would like to continue with the registration click "Register Now" and it will take you to our secure online form. Paper copies of our course calendar are distributed throughout the Valley but you can also view a copy here.

Due to a few changes at Open Acadia, we will no longer have regular business hours for walk-in visitors.  If you would like to visit our office, please call ahead at (902) 585-1434 or 1-800-565-6568 and we will set up an appointment to meet with you.


Winter 2020

Course Title



Craft Beer Appreciation Mar. 10 - Mar. 31 Bruce McGaw
A Genetics Primer Feb. 24 - Mar. 16 Linda Ellis
Introduction to Video Making with Tablets & Smartphones Cancelled Kimberly Smith
Peoples of the Valley: A Social History (Course is FULL) Mar. 5 - Apr. 9 Various Presenters
Religion, Ethnicity & Nationalism in Myanmar, Sri Lanka & India Feb. 4 - Feb. 25 Bruce Matthews
Use and Abuse of Water Feb. 14 - Mar. 13 Howard Williams
Watercolour Adventures (Course is FULL) Jan. 22 - Feb. 26 Peter Martocchio
Science Discussion Group On-going Various Presenters


Teaching a Course or Session

If you would like to offer a course for the ALL calendar, please complete the Course Proposal Form below. If you would like to present a Lunchtime Learning Series session, there is a form for that below as well. These are the general criteria we are looking for in an ALL event...

  1. Courses/Lunchtime Learning sessions when proposed must be approved by the ALL Advisory Board and at the discretion of the Director of Open Acadia.

  2. Courses/Lunchtime Learning sessions should be of high quality.

  3. Courses/Lunchtime Learning sessions should not be commercial in nature (i.e. soliciting business)

  4. Courses/Lunchtime Learning sessions should not duplicate local events.

If you idea/suggestion meets these criteria, then please complete the proposal form(s) below.

Course Proposal Form (may also be used for seminars/workshops) 

Our course calendar for 2019-20 is now complete. If you would like to propose a course for the 2020-21 academic year, please complete this proposal form.

Lunchtime Learning Series Proposal Form 

We are now accepting submissions for our Fall 2020 schedule of the Lunchtime Learning Series. Proposals will be accepted until August 14, 2020.