Fall Graduate Student Orientation (September 2018)
We hope you will join us for The Annual Dalhousie Graduate Student Orientation on August 30th from 9 am - noon. Please RSVP. Graduate Studies Orientation is a chance for all new Graduate Students to meet other Graduate Students and hear about some of the services offered at Dalhousie as well as your rights and responsibilities as a Graduate Student.
Location: Ondaatje Hall in the Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building (6135 University Avenue)
Date: Thursday, August 30th
Time: 9 am - noon (doors open at 8:45 am)
Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students WELCOME BBQ
Date: August 30
Time: 12 pm - 2 pm
Location: Studley quad- outside the Henry Hicks Building and University Club
Details: free bbq for incoming students! Please rsvp and indicate any dietary restrictions.
You are invited to join your fellow new Graduate Students for a Post-Orientation Coffee. We hope you'll join us at the University Club Games Room at 2 pm on August 30th for a cup of coffee or tea and a treat. Please RSVP.
"How to apply for a Student Visa" featuring Kewoba Carter from the Dalhousie International Centre to answer specific questions about visas, as well as services for international students. You can watch a recording on vimeo.
"Getting involved in Graduate Student life at Dalhousie" featuring Kaitlynne Lowe, who is a current Master's student and the President of the Dalhousie Association of Graduate Studies, you can view a recording on vimeo.
Online Orientation Modules
Start On Track - Online has 4 modules for incoming graduate students and is a great way to for you to get a head start and prepare yourself for your first semester. By completing the modules within this course, you will:
• learn tips and tricks to be successful in your first year at Dal
• identify on-campus resources that are available to you as a student
• navigate various university systems and processes (like Brightspace - did you know class information will be in there too?)
How to access the modules:
• Visit dal.brightspace.com
• Login using your NetID & password
• Click "Online Community - Start on Track Orientation" under "MyCourses"
Topics you will explore:
|Taking care of your health||July 24th|
|Alcohol and substance use safely||July 24th|
|Creating a consent culture on campus||July 24th|
|About academic integrity||August 21st|
2018/2019 Orientation Presentations
Below you will find a list of the presentations (for the 2018/2019 academic year). The links in the Title column connect you to the video on Youtube. Their supporting file, if applicable, will be in the File column.
|Indigenous Elder Blessing||Geri Musqua-LeBlanc
Elder in Residence
|Welcome from the Dean||Dean Marty Leonard
|Welcome from Dalhousie Association of Graduate Studies (DAGS)||Kaitlynne Lowe||[PDF - 40kb]|
|Students' Rights and Responsibilities
||Wendy Fletcher||[PDF - 1mb]|
|Academic Integrity||Bob Mann|
|Student Health Plan||Colleen Ralph||[PDF -238kb]|
|Accessing Health and Wellness Services||Hazel Ling and
|Getting support through Human Rights and Equity Services||Nicole McKeever||[PDF - 4mb]|
|Accessing the Black Student Advising Centre||Oluronke Taiwo||[PDF - 646kb]|
|Accessing the Indigenous Student Centre||Michele Graveline||[PDF - 1mb]|
|Using Dalhousie's Library Services||Gwendolyn MacNairn||[PDF - 3.2mb]|
|Services provided by the Centre for Learning and Teaching||Jill McSweeney||[PDF - 473kb]|
|Accessing the Writing Centre||Margie Clow Bohan||[PDF - 2mb]|
|Grad Students Panel: Being a Grad Student||Ahmad Almallah