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.

We meet every Thursday at noon in the Acadia Art Gallery in the Beveridge Arts Centre. 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 CBC's Storm Centre webpage for possible cancellation announcements.


This Week's Topic


Thursday, March 1, 2018


12:00pm - 1:00pm


K.C. Irving Centre - Auditorium (lower level)

Session Title:

Sustainable Energy: Reality or No Future

Guest Speaker:

Ed Sulis



We must all accept our over consumption, the problems therein, our energy misinformation, and work to save our future. Discussion abounds around energy conservation in our homes and all our activities, our sources of energy, and efficient energy use. Production must transition to wind and solar both for grid supply and self generation for our homes, personal transport and recreational activities. Battery storage for commercial and home scale electricity is now available and expanding rapidly. Working examples of above considerations are included in this presentation. We conclude by looking at our future based on scientific evidence and what we must accomplish to save ourselves.

***Please note: this week's session will be held in the KC Irving Centre Auditorium due to the Art Gallery closure for exhibit installation.



Ed Sulis worked in the mining industry across Canada in construction and installation. The last 20 years was with Dome Mine, a major gold producer in South Porcupine ON, as maintenance manager. During this time they expanded three times, much of the work designed and completed by their own crews. Dome was always profitable - they could buy the best equipment, and they concentrated on automation and energy saving. A better and more rewarding job Ed could not imagine.


Winter 2018 Schedule




Jan. 25 Tony Wright Tidal Energy Demonstration at FORCE
Feb. 1 Wendy Robicheau "Folkestone", he said. "What a dump!"
Feb. 8 Laurie Dalton What Does a Curator Do?
Feb. 15 Susan Surette-Draper Acadians Return to France. New Beginnings?
Feb. 22 Wendy Elliott Fascinating Characters I Have Met
Mar. 1 Ed Sulis Sustainable Energy: Reality or No Future
Mar. 8 Howard Williams A geological mélange from the land of the long white cloud
Mar. 15 Sara Spike AH McKay, Plant Phenology, and Early Citizen Science in Rural Nova Scotia, ca1895-1925
Mar. 22 Richard Groot Finding Beauty in Decay
Mar. 29 Antony Berger Gros Morne - The Land, the People, the National Park
Apr. 5 David Mossman Survival Against the Odds


We are now accepting submissions for our Fall 2018 schedule. Proposals will be accepted until August 31, 2018.

Lunchtime Learning Series Proposal Form