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Genevieve MacIntyre  –  French, Arts and Social Sciences, News
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Professor Taghrid Abou Hassan of Dalhousie’s Department of French is invested as a Knight in the Order of the French Academic Palms, a prestigious education award that celebrates the promotion of French language and culture.
Laura Hynes Jenkins  –  Student Life, Health Professions, Pharmacy
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
In her leadership role with the Dalhousie Student Pharmacy Society, Kristin Kaupp helped reshape a national student competition to make it more inclusive and constructive.
Laura Hynes Jenkins  –  Health and Human Performance, Health Professions, Management
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Through her Recreation degree (together with a Bachelor of Management), Lisa Odland discovered a new sport — goalball — and a new commitment to helping athletes who are blind and visually impaired.
Matt Reeder  –  Student Life, Health Professions, Nursing
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Master of Nursing graduate and soon-to-be PhD student Keisha Jefferies has had the opportunity to explore health policy in Tanzania while working to make an impact on health care here at home.
Cheryl Bell  –  Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, Alumni
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Omer Malhi left Pakistan in 2012 and began practising as a dentist in St. John's, Newfoundland in 2016. His journey — and arrival — is the happy result of equal measures of planning and serendipity. There were also surprises and lessons to pass on to this year's graduating class.
Nicole Maunsell  –  Student Life, Convocation, Management
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Before she came from China to study Commerce at Dal, Wendi Zhao had never been to Canada. Now, she's graduating with a job in Halifax as an operations analyst for financial services firm CITCO and plans to stay permanently.
Miriam Breslow  –  Student Life, Management, Resource and Environmental Studies
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Shalan Joudry, who hails from Kespukwitk, the Mi’kmaw region of southwestern Nova Scotia, has been able to use her Master of Environmental Studies degree to link Indigenous learning and knowledge systems with academic ecology.
Rebecca Rawcliffe  –  Convocation, Computer Science
Monday, May 29, 2017
Four new Computer Science graduates share highlights from their time at Dal and give advice to current students.
Jane Doucet and Lindsay Loomer  –  Student Life, Convocation, Law
Friday, May 26, 2017
Early in her Law degree, graduate Angela Simmonds had the opportunity to conduct community research on land claims in North and East Preston. Her acclaimed work sheds light on a largely unrecognized chapter in Canadian history: the contributions and struggles of the Black Loyalists in Nova Scotia.
Melanie Jollymore  –  Student Life, Medicine, Community & Culture
Friday, May 26, 2017
At Spring Convocation ceremonies this week, Dalhousie Medical School will graduate its largest ever class of MDs of African descent. Aided by programs like PLANS (Promoting Leadership in Health for African Nova Scotians), these grads are set to make their mark and address historic imbalances in our health-care system.