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Who's Who in Residence

When you look around your residence, you’ll see many faces – both student and staff. We’d like to introduce your residence team and talk a little about their roles within your community.

Residence Life Dons (RLD)

  • Part-time professional staff that live in residence and develop educational, social, and personal growth programs.
  • Train and supervise Residence Assistants.
  • Advise and counsel students.

Residence Assistants (RAs)

  • Student leaders who live in residence.
  • Carefully selected and receive extensive training in maintaining community standards, community programming/development and crisis management.
  • Also trained in peer counselling but are not professional counsellors, but do their best to help you work through any difficulties and refer you to appropriate campus resources.

House Council

  • Council members are chosen by students and represent YOU! They are available to hear your concerns, answer your questions, and listen to your ideas.
  • Run many of the social activities and events in residences.
  • Assist with Orientation Week events; organize fundraisers for charities and other fantastic social events.
  • Host meetings that are open to all residents (check residence bulletin boards for dates and times of meetings).
  • Has an Environmental Representative that oversees the residence recycling program.

Dining Hall/Food Services at Dalhousie Staff

  • Chartwells, Dalhousie Agricultural Campus’ Food Services partner, prepares a wide variety of quality food options on a continuous dining basis.
  • Open door policy for students – drop by their office anytime.

Residence Sustainability Representative (RSR)

  • A student staff member who works collaboratively with Residence Life Staff and the Office of Sustainability to raise awareness about sustainability issues and conservation in residence.
  • Chairs the Green Residence Forum (GRF) and recruits members from all residences to participate in activities related to sustainability in residence.
  • Provides leadership to student teams in the organization of Ecolympics and other sustainability focused events in residence.

Custodial and Maintenance Services (Utility Services Personnel)

  • Full-time staff help maintain the cleanliness of the building.
  • If you have a question or concern regarding custodial service, please contact your RA.
  • Maintenance person will monitor the maintenance request forms submitted by your RA and ensure repair jobs are addressed promptly. Please report all maintenance concerns to your RA.

Residence Office

  • Full-time staff who handle administrative functions at the Dalhousie AgriculturalCampus Residence Office, located in Fraser House.
  • Process applications and room assignments for all buildings and handle all residence deposits.
  • Responsible for the year-round operation of residence buildings.
  • Oversee security, custodial and maintenance staff.
  • Priority is to maintain a comfortable and safe living environment while ensuring regular maintenance and timely repairs in the building.