Ivany Announces Impending Retirement
Sydney native Ray Ivany has announced that he’s planning to step down as President of Acadia University in Wolfville. Ivany suffered a heart attack in October and says that his recent health issues have led him to speed up his retirement, with a plan to step down in June of 2017. His second term as President of Acadia was due to end in 2019. Ivany made headlines in recent years as the chair of a commission on rebuilding the province’s economy, producing what’s widely known as the Ivany Report. Prior to taking up the presidency at Acadia, Ivany held administrative positions at the Nova Scotia Community College and what is now Cape University.