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Dal Health connects with community at Bluenose Active Living Expo

Posted by Dawn Morrison on July 16, 2019 in Citizenship
The Blue Nose Marathon mascot Myles dunks the ball at Dal Health's booth (Nick Pearce photo)
The Blue Nose Marathon mascot Myles dunks the ball at Dal Health's booth (Nick Pearce photo)

Dal Health took part in the Bluenose Active Living Expo for the first time this year, giving the Faculty the chance to reach out to members of the public on hand to browse health and wellness displays and pick up their race kits for the Bluenose Marathon.

Dal Health experts from a variety of disciplines were on hand to answer questions from the crowd on topics like the Canada Food Guide and nutrition, recreation for mental health, nurse practitioner practice in NS, injury prevention and the benefits of physical activity.

Our volunteers spoke to 175 members of the community and we also had the pleasure of reconnecting with some of our former staff and graduates who stopped by to chat.

Aligned with our strategic directions in cultivating partnerships and fostering citizenship, there are plans for Dal Health to have a presence at the Expo again in 2020.

If you're interested in joining your Dal Health colleagues next spring and sharing your work and expertise with the public, please email Dawn Morrison at

Many thanks to those who staffed the booth this year:

  • Elizabeth Coish, Student Event Coordinator, C3LR 
  • Stacie Smith, President, SAHHPer (Student Association for Health and Human Performance)    
  • Dr. Cathy Mah, Canada Research Chair in Promoting Healthy Populations & Associate Professor (School of Health Administration, Healthy Populations Institute)
  • Laurie Graham and Eric (Rick) Johnston RN MN NP students (SoN)
  • Dr. Susan Hutchinson, Associate Professor, Recreation & Leisure Studies (School of Health and Human Performance)