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May 2020

Caitlyn MacQueen  –  Student Life, Science, Medicine, Psychology
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Qendresa Sahiti, a fourth-year Neuroscience student originally from Kosovo, has earned one of Canada's highest student honours: the 3M Natioanl Student Fellowship. As she looks ahead to pursuits in medicine, she's more committed than ever to helping others and staying curious about the world around her.
Cheryl Bell  –  Convocation, Dentistry
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Dentistry grad Emily Bonang comes from a long line of oral health professionals, including her grandfather, parents and brother, Jordan, also a grad this year. She finishes her program as this year's recipient of the Dr. David Precious Gold Medal in Dentistry.
Theresa Anne Salah  –  Convocation, Engineering
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Civil Engineering student Sara Evely has served as an inspiration to her fellow female classmates as president of the Women in Engineering Society and to younger females considering careers in STEM.
Erica Gagnon  –  Student Life, Community & Culture
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Members of the Dal community united last Thursday for a virtual Ramadan Iftar, marking the end of the traditional fast with an event that included a special meal delivered to students still living in residence.
Michele Charlton  –  Research, Architecture and Planning, Management, Medicine, Health Professions
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Augmented reality textiles, work towards a Mi’kmaq biosdepository, and tumour prediction technology are among the six innovative Dal projects funded by the Government of Canada’s New Frontiers in Research Fund Exploration competition.
Jason Bremner  –  Medicine, Convocation
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Ten years into a career as a high school math teacher, Christian Digout was inspired to change professions after experiencing first-hand the profound impact and difference a physician could have.
Stephanie Hurley  –  Law, Convocation
Monday, May 25, 2020
Harini Kav came to to the Shulich School of Law inspired by its strong focus on public sector work, taking on a leadership role in its pro bono program and getting to learn from leading experts in the field.
Jason Bremner  –  Medicine, Convocation
Monday, May 25, 2020
Growing up, it seemed like everyone around Tiffany Richards had an inclination that she would graduate from medical school, saying things like “You’re going to be a doctor one day.” That day arrived last week, but her journey to graduation was one shared by her entire community.
Genevieve MacIntyre  –  Convocation, Arts and Social Sciences
Monday, May 25, 2020
Noel Guscott spent four years in the Armed Forces after poor grades and family issues sapped his self-confidence as an undergraduate the first time around. This spring, he graduates with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science from Dal and a SSHRC scholarship to pursue an MA.
Michele Charlton  –  Research, Arts and Social Sciences
Friday, May 22, 2020
Of all the front-line workers stepping up around the globe to help out in the fight against COVID-19, perhaps none have been called upon quite so much as Cuba's medical personnel — a team of 2,300 emergency medicine specialists have assisted at least 24 countries. To better understand why Cuban docs are in such high demand, we spoke to John Kirk, a professor in Dal's Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies and noted Cuba expert.