Acadia’s Research Infrastructure

Acadia has a world-class research environment.  The University has made significant investments in cutting-edge infrastructure and resources over the past 15 years, and now has a wide range of unique spaces, laboratories and centres.  Since 1997, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has funded 18 infrastructure projects at Acadia valued at over $3 million.  Many of these projects have received provincial funding as well.   And, in addition to our CFI-funded spaces, there are many other active Research Centres and spaces, both on and off-campus, and across disciplines.

Many of Acadia's research resources are available to industry for collaborative and contract research activities.  Acadia is keen to build the profile of our research infra-structure and open up our research resources and centres for more industry focused activities.  We welcome you to view some of our rich research resources listed below.

Acadia's Research Centres and Institutes
CFI-Funded Research Labs
Other Research Units on Campus

A consortium of Atlantic Canadian Universities, ACENET provides advanced research computing resources, training, researcher support, collaborative video-conferencing and visualization tools. ACENET’s experts help local researchers and industry use advanced computing to accelerate discovery and innovation in Atlantic Canada, attract and retain Highly Qualified People in the region, and provide students with foundational skills in the high-demand field of advanced computing.

Through ACENET, researchers in Atlantic Canada are able to access high performance and big data computing resources, cloud environments, leading edge GPU systems, high-speed secure file transfer for terabytes of data, and stable, secure storage and backup systems.

Its experts can help researchers determine their computing requirements, optimize and troubleshoot code, provide in-depth collaboration, customize tools, and install, operate and maintain advanced computing equipment. Ongoing training and support is provided from novice to advanced, in groups and individually, and from general to more specialized topics. A priority queue can also be provided for early classroom experience.

ACENET is a regional partner of Compute Canada, the national organization responsible for advanced research computing in Canada. Through Compute Canada, ACENET provides access to computing resources from across the country in addition to its own, and represents our regional needs at the national table.

Acadia University is an active member of ACENET. Its Marketing & Business Development Manager, Michele Fash, is located in 212 Emmerson Hall. Drop by or send queries to The Faculty of Science also hosts the ACENET video-conferencing collaboration room in 154 Huggins Science Hall, which can be booked through  For technical assistance from ACENET, simply email

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