Acadia 2025: Excellence. Engagement. Enlightenment.

Acadia 2025
Transforming Lives for a Transforming World

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that we are in the final phase of our strategic planning process.

Since the end of the 2018-19 academic year, Strategic Plan Task Force members have been conducting consultations across campus and beyond. Academic and administrative leaders have worked alongside the Task Force to refine strategic directions, goals, and objectives that reflect how we, as a community, envision capitalizing on the opportunities and rising to the challenges ahead.

This work has been an enormous task, and I am grateful for everyone’s efforts.

I am delighted to provide you with access to a copy of our draft Strategic Planning document Acadia 2025: Transforming Lives for a Transforming World. Please take the time to read it and send us your comments to strengthen its content via email at We will also be holding a series of meetings on campus to discuss the plan. I hope that you will attend.

We want your feedback before we deliver the final plan to the Board, and there will also be a special meeting of the Senate to discuss the updated draft.

My sincere thanks to those who have already submitted ideas and helped develop the draft plan. Although we are slightly behind our original timeline, it is better to take some extra time now to get this right, given the importance of this document as it will guide our campus planning and priority setting.

I am proud of the work completed to date and the course that we, together, are setting for Acadia. We can each be confident in the benefits that will flow from meeting our goals over the next five years.

Here’s to your feedback and our upcoming discussions!

Kind regards,


Dr. Peter J. Ricketts
President and Vice-Chancellor