James L Hall Scholarship
The James L. Hall Award will be awarded to a student who has completed his first year of residence at Dalhousie with a high academic standing, and preference will go to a student planning a career in the mining industry. The scholarship was created by the widow of James L. Hall, in memory of her husband, who was a student at Dalhousie from 1919 to 1921, and by Elizabeth L. Hall, his sister. The first Hall Award was made in 1939 and this is the 80th presentation of the award.
This year’s awardee is Michael Powell in recognition of his high academic record and clear career plan in the mining industry. Michael entered Dalhousie from the Fredericton High School in Fredericton, New Brunswick in 2017. He is currently a fourth-year student pursuing a double-major in Earth Sciences and Biology. He was named to the Dean’s List in past years. His career aspirations lie in the domain of resource extraction, particularly in mining. He is particularly excited by the recent increase in interest for nickel by industry leaders such as Tesla. He is eager to contribute his knowledge to the sustainable development of nickel for battery production.