Most people know about Nova Scotia's Fundy tides, which rise and fall 16 metres or more daily, making them the highest in the world. But did you also know that the town of Wolfville experiences its own "tidal" effect? Every September, the town's population nearly doubles when more than 3,000 students from around the world come rushing into Acadia University.
While the tides are drawn in by the power of the moon and Nova Scotia's unique geographic formation, the students are drawn to Acadia's reputation as a premier undergraduate university - one that has the distinction of being the only Canadian university to be inducted into the Smithsonian Institution.
Acadia won the Computerworld Smithsonian Award for the visionary program it started in 1996, the Acadia Advantage, which equipped every student with a new notebook computer, customized software, and support as part of tuition.
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