Government of Canada supports campus development at Nova Scotia’s Acadian university

October 27, 2016 – Church Point, NS – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Colin Fraser, Member of Parliament for West Nova, today announced a $27,000 non-repayable investment to enable Université Sainte-Anne to engage a team of consultants to create an infrastructure development plan. The objective of the plan is to successfully merge new and existing offerings in the Louis R. Comeau building and the sports complex on Université Sainte-Anne's Church Point campus. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).

Church Point, NS, October 4, 2016 – The Canada Research Chair in Acadian and Transnational studies at Université Sainte-Anne invites you to CRÉAcT’s first workshop series of 2016-2017, delivered by Barry Jean Ancelet.

The format of these workshops aims to encourage interaction between the guest researcher and the public. « It’s a class more than a conference – and everyone is invited », explains Professor Clint Bruce, Canada Research Chair in Acadian and Transnational studies. « Knowing the captivating approach of Barry Ancelet, as well as his long-time connection to Acadie and Nova Scotia, he was a logical choice to launch this event. »

Church Point (NS), 15 June 2016 - On 4th June, 2016, Sainte-Anne University welcomed 20 preschoolers and their parents for a nature-themed workshop. This free activity day was funded through an Eco-leadership RBC grant from the Fulbright Canada Foundation. The activities were planned and carried out with the help of students, research professionals, and professors from the social work, social science, education, and administration departments.

Churchpoint (NS), April 15, 2016 - Université Sainte-Anne is proud to announce that it will award an Honorary Doctorate in Administration Sciences to Mr. Noël Després at the convocation ceremony on May 7th, 2016.

Noël Després, known both for his success in the business world and his community work, is President and CEO of Comeau's Sea Foods, a dynamic company that harvests, processes and markets seafood products and is recognized as an cornerstone of Southwest Nova Scotia's economy.

July 28, 2015 – Church Point, Nova Scotia – The Government of Canada is providing $31,500 to the Société Acadienne de Clare for a monument called Odyssée acadienne de la baie Sainte-Marie and six interpretive plaques to mark the 125th anniversary of Université Sainte-Anne. This funding is being provided under the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program.

Greg Kerr, Member of Parliament (West Nova), announced the funding today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Université Sainte-Anne is introducing new experiential tourism infrastructure to its Church Point campus over the next year. It is collaborating with the Municipality of the District of Clare and les Dames Patronesses de la Colonie Jeunesse Acadienne to execute the project, which includes an observatory, camping facilities and trail signage.

The Government of Canada is investing $442,871 in the project through ACOA's Innovative Communities Fund (ICF) to create a cluster of attractions to draw students, researchers and tourists to the area.

Church Point, NS, October 23, 2014: On Saturday, October 18, 2014, an evening event took place to honour Louis E. Deveau.

Louis E. Deveau was born in 1931 in Salmon River, Nova Scotia. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at Université Sainte-Anne in 1953, then a Bachelor of Engineering at the Technical University of Nova Scotia (today Dalhousie University) in 1957. From 1961 to 1967 he worked for Fisheries and Oceans Canada where he was responsible for developing the shrimp and snow crab industries in the Maritimes. In 1967 Mr. Deveau began his career in the seaweed industry when he was recruited by Marine Colloids of Maine in the United States. He held several Canadian and international positions within the company before launching his own business called Acadian Seaplants Limited.