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Agricultural Campus student life

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Inspire and ignite a world of change

As a student here, you’ll reap the benefits of studying at one of Canada’s research powerhouse universities, while experiencing the exceptional and individualized attention that comes with the tight-knit community of our Agricultural Campus in Truro.

As a student here, you’ll reap the benefits of studying at one of Canada’s research powerhouse universities, while experiencing the exceptional and individualized attention that comes with the tight-knit community of our Agricultural Campus in Truro.

Explore your passions through unique programs that combine disciplines like bioveterinary science, engineering, animal science, aquaculture, environmental science, and business management with a focus on innovative technology, so you know you’ll be prepared for today and for the future.

Dalhousie Agriculture Students' Association

The Dalhousie Agriculture Students' Association (DASA) is the official organization of students on the Agricultural Campus. In addition to representing the students to the administration, we spend much of our time organizing events, clubs, groups and committees to improve student life on the Agricultural Campus. We're also responsible for publications such as the Golden Ram student newspaper, yearbook and student agendas. 
 
The Students' Association can be found on the top floor of the Student Learning Commons of the MacRae Library. 
 
All members of the Dalhousie Agriculture Students' Association are automatically also members of the Dalhousie Student Union. Visit dsu.ca to learn more about the DSU. 
 
Full-time students taking regular programs are encouraged to act as executive members of the Dalhousie Agriculture Students' Association or as members of student committees. 
 
Faculty members act in an advisory capacity with student committees on financial, literary, social, and athletic affairs so that every possible benefit may be derived from these activities.

Clubs and societies

Get involved and have your say

Joining a club is a great way to meet new people. You'll find a range of clubs and committees that meet diverse interests. Most importantly, if you do not see a club of interest, you are encouraged to start your own.

We have an excellent athletic and recreation program at the Agricultural Campus and there are numerous other opportunities throughout the year to get involved in special events like College Royal, Community Day, food drives and more.

 

Some of the clubs and societies you'll find:

  • AC Theatre Society
  • ACCF (Christian Fellowship)
  • Agrologist Club
  • Aquaculture Student Society
  • Bug and Entomology Enthusiast Society (BEES)
  • Cinema Politica
  • Community Garden
  • CSI (Campus Sustainability Initiative) Student Union
  • Cultiv8
  • DAL OUTT
  • Engineering Society
  • Equestrian Club
  • Golden Ram - monthly student written paper, outlining affairs and events on campus
  • ISA (International  Students Assocation)
  • International Food Business Club
  • Pre-Vet Club
  • Water Polo Club
  • WUSC (World University Service of Canada)
  • Varsity teams and clubs
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The Barn

Kick back or kick up your heels at the campus pub 

Enjoying yourself is a key aspect of university life, and we value the significance of a vibrant student experience. Unwinding after a week of lectures and hitting the books is best done in the company of friends at The Barn, our campus pub. With a mix of music, dance floors, pool tables, and ample room to chill with your friends, it's a great spot for relaxation.

Our campus pub is located in Jenkin's Hall and open Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights beginning at 9 p.m. Don't miss out on the many great theme nights throughout the school year.

Dalhousie supports responsible choices involving alcohol for students (19+). In addition to endorsing Canada's low-risk drinking guidelines, [PDF-632KB] Dal has additional resources available to students, staff and faculty.