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WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) Acadia hosted a Girls Get WISE Science Retreat in the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre on March 18th, 2016.  This event was open to girls in grades 7 and 8, as this is a critical age when girls may lose interest in, or are discouraged from, pursuing a career in science or science-related fields.

The girls were welcomed to the science retreat by Barb Anderson (Nutrition and WISE Acadia) and Dr. Anna Redden (Biology), Director of the Acadia Tidal Energy Institute, who set the context for the day’s priority: tidal energy and marine life. 

The Athenaeum, official student newspaper of Acadia University, ran a series of opinion pieces from October 2015 to March 2016 from Acadia Faculty members on their opinions on Nova Scotia’s role in harnessing the tides . The full series can be accessed here or individual articles are listed below:


Tidal Series: Welcome

Tidal Series: An Interview with Dr. Paul Stephenson

Tidal Series: Tidal Energy – Pro-testing, not Protesting  Dr Anna Redden

Tidal Series: Can Tidal Energy Make Nova Scotia Green?  Dr Richard Karsten

Tidal Series: The Economics of Tidal Energy Development in Nova Scotia  Dr Shelley MacDougall

Tidal Series: Tidal Energy and The Community  Dr John Colton

Tidal Series: Tidal Energy – Where Are We Going?  Dr Graham Daborn


top left: FAST-2, bottom left: FAST-1, right: Matthew Baker, an Acadia Master's student under the direction of Dr. Anna Redden, overlooks the ASL Fish Profiler.

Several ATEI members attended FORCE's open house to unveil two advanced underwater monitoring platforms at Dominion Diving in Dartmouth.