Convocation is a special time of year at Dalhousie — the culmination of so many journeys and experiences, a celebration of both time spent on campus and exciting new chapters set to begin.
More than 3,500 students from across Dal's faculties are graduating at Spring Convocation ceremonies this year in both Halifax and Truro. Here are the stories of just a few of them.
Dalhousie Medical School graduates its largest ever class of MDs of African descent. Aided by programs like PLANS (Promoting Leadership in Health for African Nova Scotians), these grads are set to make their mark and address historic imbalances in our health-care system.
Tiana Kira has developed her eye for detail in Dal's Costume Studies program, working her way into a job with a global custom bridal design company based in Halifax.
Early in her Law degree, graduate Angela Simmonds had the opportunity to conduct community research on land claims in North and East Preston. Her acclaimed work sheds light on a largely unrecognized chapter in Canadian history: the contributions and struggles of the Black Loyalists in Nova Scotia.
Holly Fisher, Agriculture class valedictorian, has found her voice at Dalhousie through programs like the Cultiv8 sandbox, starting her own business (3Meals) and discovering what’s possible through teaching and research.
Since coming to Dalhousie from The Gambia, Earth Sciences student Njillan Forbes has faced great pressures: losing her mother to illness, meeting the requirements to change degrees, making it into an honours program. But the struggles have only made her stronger.
Science grad Tim Mombourquette has spent much of his time on campus documenting the experiences of his fellow students as a videographer. Now, he turns the lens on himself and his own university experience.
From social entrepreneurship to on-campus employment at the Dal Bookstore, some of Mary-Margaret Bennett's defining Dal experiences have come from applying her learning and skills outside the classroom.
Shalan Joudry, who hails from Kespukwitk, the Mi’kmaw region of southwestern Nova Scotia, has been able to use her Master of Environmental Studies degree to link Indigenous learning and knowledge systems with academic ecology.
Community Design grad Jeremy Banks believes “play” is essential to Canadian cities. With his involvement in “Switch” events and as co-founder of #PlayMeHFX, he’s used his time in Halifax as a playground for his classroom learning.
Before she came from China to study Commerce at Dal, Wendi Zhao had never been to Canada. Now, she's graduating with a job in Halifax as an operations analyst for financial services firm CITCO and plans to stay permanently.
Jack Bennet, taking a double major in Music and Environment, Sustainability & Society, builds community through music with his role in organizations like Halifax's The Big Sing.
In her leadership role with the Dalhousie Student Pharmacy Society, Kristin Kaupp helped reshape a national student competition to make it more inclusive and constructive.
Master of Nursing graduate and soon-to-be PhD student Keisha Jefferies has had the opportunity to explore health policy in Tanzania while working to make an impact on health care here at home.
Twin sisters Emily and Felicia Halliday may have taken different courses at Dal, but they've been united in their commitment to supporting their fellow Dal students as Residence Assistants.
Industrial Engineering grad Kiran Persaud has always had an interest in health and wellness. Thanks to his capstone project with VON Canada, he’s been able to use his skills to help improve health care in Nova Scotia.
Sherry Pictou, a Mi'kmaw woman from from L’sitkuk (Bear River First Nation), never thought she'd find the time to complete her doctorate. But a 15-year journey and a chance encounter led to a path that linked her scholarly and community work together.
Through her Recreation degree (together with a Bachelor of Management), Lisa Odland discovered a new sport — goalball — and a new commitment to helping athletes who are blind and visually impaired.
Four new Computer Science graduates share highlights from their time at Dal and give advice to current students.
Shawn Francis, Agricultural Business graduate, came to Dalhousie looking to find a way to turn his childhood interest in farming into a business career. He found that and more.
Kelsey Torak wanted to be a veterinarian from the age of 5, but it wasn’t until she discovered Aquaculture studies at Dal that she found her career path.
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