Future‑Ready Leaders

Our students are encouraged to be curious and are empowered to make an impact on local and global challenges. Dalhousie’s outstanding learning environment embraces diversity and creates a strong sense of community that has the power to transform lives.

A group of student medical volunteers talk at a table
The Dalhousie Medical Campus Response Team consists of a highly trained student volunteers. (Cody Turner)

Promoting student health and safety through mentorship  

The Dalhousie Medical Campus Response Team (DMCRT) is a volunteer organization that uses a peer-led model to provide pre-hospital emergency first aid and mental health support to members of the Dalhousie community. With 38 dedicated responders, supervisors, and executive members, the DMCRT has established itself as a campus response team leader in Atlantic Canada.

“I am really proud of our team for the work we have completed this year. We have a large group of passionate, dedicated, and well-rounded student leaders who are making a difference in their community,” says Jack Killeen, President of the DMCRT 2022-2023.

Continue reading about the DMCRT here.


Learn more about the impact of Dalhousie's future-ready leaders:

Lessons from the land: Dal's SuperNOVA teams up with Indigenous educational group for first land‑based STEM camp

A new land-based learning program designed by Dal-based STEM initiative SuperNOVA in partnership with a local Indigenous educational group arrives this August on Nova Scotia’s South Shore for 20 high-school students from Acadia First Nation.

Grad profiles: Leading in the face of adversity

When COVID-19 hit in March 2020, computer science students Olivia Handspiker and Zaaheda Islam were the newly elected president and vice-president external of the Women in Technology Society (WiTS). As they both graduate this week, they reflect on adapting in the face of adversity and the power they found in collaboration to build a stronger student society.

From human health to soil health, first PhD student in Agricultural Sciences crosses the stage

A summer research position introduced Grand Bay-Westfield New Brunswick native Louise Sennett to the study of soil science and changed her path from human health to soil health.

Rescue app disguised as cooking aid propels Dal duo to top spot in global innovation competition

A brother and sister team from Dalhousie won first place at the global finals of the World’s Challenge Challenge (WCC) for pitching an app that serves as a one-stop safety solution for victims of intimate partner violence. It's a tool allowing people to discreetly access help.

Enemona Agada: Seeing it through

For Enemona Agada, the choice to come to Dalhousie was “a family thing.” He grew up in the south of Nigeria, in a city called Port Harcourt. His sister, who graduated from Dal’s Psychology program, spoke so highly of the university that he decided to change his original plan to go to school in the UK and see Halifax for himself.

Indigenous Admissions Pathway approved by Dalhousie Medical School

A new Indigenous Admissions Pathway was recently approved for the 2022/2023 application cycle and will help facilitate entrance into the program for Indigenous students by assessing applications using a holistic file review.

Third year medical student David Hodgson and his partner (and spouse) Sara Fedullo (BEng ’21) are helping kids breathe easier.

Third year medical student David Hodgson and his partner (and spouse) Sara Fedullo (BEng ’21) are breathing new life into the asthma inhaler market through their start-up, HOLLO Medical.