African Nova Scotian Advisory Council
The Advisory Council is composed of dedicated community leaders, some of whom are also Dalhousie students, staff, and faculty members. The role of the Advisory Council is to oversee the implementation of the African Nova Scotian Strategy (the Strategy) recommendations and to build upon them at the university. The Working Group plays a supportive role in operationalizing the vision. You can read more about Advisory Council and the Strategy here: dal.ca/ans-strategy
Central to the need for the Strategy, and the foundation of the Strategy itself, is the understanding that African Nova Scotians are a distinct people. The Strategy sets out the need for a proactive approach to increasing support for African Nova Scotian students, staff, and faculty at Dal. Having the student voice well represented within the Advisory Council remains critical to this work.
The Advisory Council meets on the third Friday of every month, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Meetings will continue to take place virtually until public health restrictions deem it safe to gather in-person. Approximately once per semester, the Advisory Council hosts an event for members of the broader Dal and African Nova Scotian community outside of the regular monthly meeting.