Government of Canada invests $9.2 million to bring more research to market

January 27, 2017

January 26, 2017 – Halifax, NS – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

More entrepreneurs will collaborate with researchers at Atlantic universities and colleges to turn ideas into new products and services as a result of a $9.2-million investment from the Government of Canada. These partnerships will create jobs and new business opportunities for the middle class – and those working hard to join it.

The investment will go to Springboard Atlantic, a network of 19 academic institutions that works to turn promising research into new products and services. 

2016-2017 AAU Preliminary Survey of Enrolments

October 14, 2016

October 14, 2016

HALIFAX, NS. – Universities continue to attract growing numbers of both graduate and international students to campuses and communities across Atlantic Canada. 

Graduate student enrolment has increased 4.1% year-over-year (8,991) and international student enrolment has grown by 4.2% year-over-year (13,213).  It is the 17th and 9th consecutive years respectively for increases in those two categories. 

The AAU appoints a new Chair

October 05, 2016


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

HALIFAX, NS – Dr. Alaa Abd-El-Aziz, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) has been appointed Chair of the Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU).

The AAU is an advocacy organization working on behalf of the Presidents of the region’s 16 universities (learn more about the AAU at

2016 AAU Regional Awards in Teaching and Educational Leadership

September 21, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 12 noon

SYDNEY, NS - The Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU) announced the recipients of its annual regional awards for excellence in teaching and educational leadership today at Cape Breton University, Sydney, NS.

CONSUP Appoints a New Chair

July 15, 2016

July 15, 2016

HALIFAX, NS – Professor Dianne Taylor-Gearing, President, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS, has been appointed Chair of the Council of Nova Scotia University Presidents (CONSUP).

Prof. Taylor-Gearing follows Allister Surette, Recteur, Université Sainte-Anne, Church Point, NS, who completed his two-year term as CONSUP Chair, June 30, 2016.

CONSUP is an advocacy organization representing Nova Scotia’s ten universities across the province.