Taking care of your spiritual wellness
Dalhousie Multifaith Services offers an open door to all Dalhousie and King's students, staff, and faculty — no matter what their faith, philosophy, or doubt may be. We support the spiritual wellness of students and staff and the creation of safe space on campus. We do this by providing private counseling and immediate crisis response; promoting opportunities for inter-faith dialogue and spiritual development; working cooperatively with partners on and off campus; offering programs and events designed to develop respect and understanding between and among people of diverse spiritual and religious backgrounds.
What we do
- Members of the Spiritual Support Team offer confidential counselling on personal and spiritual issues on a drop-in basis and by appointment or online
- host programs focused on spiritual wellness and spiritual practice
- plan workshops, arts events, student retreats, social activities, and meals which contribute to a healthy, compassionate, and just campus environment
- collaborate with university staff and students in response to a crisis on campus
- Members of the Spiritual Support Team respond to confidential questions submitted to ‘Ask A Religious Leader’
- help students connect with specific local communities of faith and practice, and with interfaith activities in the area
- participate in university events such as Orientation, community vigils, and campus
- services of worship such as the annual Faculty of Medicine Service of Remembrance
- upon request, provide religious rites and perform marriages
Where to find us
Rooms 1210A & 1210B – International Centre
1246 Lemarchant Street
- Monday to Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
See the full list of Spiritual Support Team members for all contact information.
Did You Know?
Academic Accommodation for Religious, Indigenous and Spiritual Observances
Religion is one of the protected characteristics under the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act. Dalhousie University recognizes that, on occasion, the timing of a student’s religious, Indigenous, or spiritual observances and that of their academic obligations may conflict. In such cases, students are entitled to request an academic accommodation. The University will provide reasonable academic accommodation for students that is consistent with the NS Human Rights Act, through respectful, accessible, and fair processes. Learn more.