Winter Graduate Student Orientation (January 2019)
The Faculty of Graduate Studies invites you to an orientation session for all incoming graduate students.
Date: January 8th
Time: 2:45-3:45 pm
Location: Halifax Sexton (Engineering) Campus Richard Murray Design Building, Room G109 (Irving Oil Auditorium) [PDF - 224kb].
Light refreshments will be served. This orientation is for all new graduate students and will include a panel of current graduate students, information on students’ rights and responsibilities, academic integrity, and useful resources.
Please register for orientation by January 4th, 2017.
"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