Lunchtime Learning Series

Aerial view of the Acadia University campusEvery week, we invite ALL members and members of our local community to join us for a free, casual Lunchtime Learning session (formerly Brown Bag Lunch series).

We cover topics both big and small in scope, from local to international, and from arts to sciences. We aim to offer lively talks, from engaging speakers, that anyone in the audience can enjoy. No registration is required.

This year, we will meet every Friday at noon. This is a change from past years, but we hope everyone can still join us. The location for our weekly sessions is also new this term. We will be holding each session in Patterson Hall, Room 107. Patterson Hall is the home of the F.C. Manning School of Business. Inside the front doors, turn left and the room is at the end of the hall. Occasionally we may need to use an alternate space, but this will be clearly indicated below.

In the event of bad weather, we follow our Inclement Weather Cancellation Policy for this series...

Our general rule is if NSCC - Kingstec Campus is closed due to inclement weather, Acadia Lifelong Learning classes and events will be cancelled for that day, even if the Acadia University campus remains officially open. Please check local radio stations or our Facebook page for possible cancellation announcements.


This Week's Topic


Friday, November 30, 2018

This will be our last session this fall. The Series will return January 25th.


12:00pm - 1:00pm


Patterson Hall, Room 107 (main level, turn left inside the doors and it's at the end of the hall)

Session Title:

Unlocking The Wolfville Legion's Archival Record

Guest Speaker:

Kelsey MacGowan



History class 3203 taught by Wendy Robicheau took on a project this fall with the Wolfville Legion. This presentation speaks to the students experience of the project and how this project shaped their thinking on archives and local history. By unlocking the archives records the students have uncovered not only secrets but also a deeper understanding of Wolfville's history.



Kelsey MacGowan is a fourth year history student at Acadia University. Her focus and interest in the subject of history is American history and museums. She has worked at Randall House Museum and DesBrisay museum, she is now currently working at Acadia University Art Gallery. The one thing that Kelsey MacGowan enjoys about working in museums and in art galleries are the stories that artifacts hold and how by researching into objects you can uncover hidden stories that had been forgotten. She wishes to continue her passion with museums and galleries when she graduates from Acadia University.


Fall 2018 Schedule




Sept. 28 Mayor Peter Muttart Rationalizing Government at the Municipal Level
Oct. 5 Linda K Ellis DNA Profiling: How do they do it? Why does it work? What can it tell us?
Oct. 12 Blanca Baquero A Different Kind of Bag
Oct. 19 Jen Kelday Strengthening the Primary Health Care System
Oct. 26 Michael Shaw Why Electric Cars Win!
Nov. 2 Janna Wentzell Exercise...more effective than a pill?
Nov. 9 Gordon Michael Mentoring Plus: Engaging Retirees with Young Adults
Nov. 16 Elysia Davis POSTPONED: Shrink it and pink it: a female perspective from inside the sporting goods industry
Nov. 23 John Murimboh Travel Hacking 101: Luxury Travel on a Shoestring
Nov. 30 Kelsey MacGowan
Unlocking The Wolfville Legion's Archival Record


We are now accepting submissions for our Winter 2019 schedule. Proposals will be accepted until December 10, 2018.

Lunchtime Learning Series Proposal Form