The John and Margaret Forbes Award in Entrepreneurship has been established in honour of the Forbes, who encouraged and supported their four children and many others to attend Acadia University, including Brian (’79), and Wendy (Brookfield) Forbes (’82), Heather (Forbes) Cannon (’80), Mark Forbes (’83), Sandra (Forbes) (’85) and John Greer (’86), Alexander Cannon (’12), and Brandon (’13) and Rylan Greer (’15). A renewable award of $7,500 per year, third-year business students Julia Russell and Allan Galbraith are the Award’s first recipients.
About the Manning School
Founded in 1957, the Manning School at Acadia University is home to over 600 students from over 20 countries. With 23 faculty members from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds, the Manning School offers small classes that encourage concentrated interaction between students and faculty. Our students have opportunities to learn outside the classroom through co-op placements, projects with local enterprises, and international exchanges. Firmly rooted in a rich institutional legacy that personifies the very essence of a liberal education, the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program at Acadia is challenging and flexible, allowing students to explore a broad range of interests and producing well-rounded graduates who are well-positioned to pursue varied professional opportunities. Our graduates work in leadership roles across Canada and around the globe, with many having made their Acadia BBA degree a pathway to prestigious graduate programs.