A crowdfunding campaign is underway to support a new emergency microbursary program at Dalhousie, one that will offer small bursaries of up to $500 for first- and second-year students with urgent or unexpected financial needs. The campaign’s first donors: Dalhousie President Richard Florizone and his wife, Dr. Mona Holmlund, with a personal commitment of $50,000 in matching funds.
In a contribution to The Conversation Canada, Naiomi Metallic (Chancellor's Chair in Aboriginal Law and Policy) shares the text of her remarks from a recent panel on Gerald Stanley's acquittal in the death of Colten Boushie.
Rick Mercer, host of CBC's Rick Mercer Report, visited campus this week to film a segment for an upcoming episode — playing basketball, working with theatre props and celebrating the Golden Key Society's victory in his Spread the Net challenge.
A three year capacity building project will see the Dal-hosted Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative work with international and national security forces to end the recruitment and use of child soldiers in South Sudan.
Matt Numer's Human Sexuality class is popular with students, in part because of the conversations it sparks. Learn how Dr. Numer uses technology to help create a safe, comfortable space for everyone to participate.
Member of Parliament Andy Fillmore paid tribute to his alma mater in the House of Commons Monday afternoon, while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shared well-wishes for Dal's 200th anniversary via video as part of Tuesday's Bicentennial Launch event. The Prime Minister also recently celebrated Dr. Afua Cooper as part of his statement for Black History Month.
Tuesday’s Bicentennial Launch offered a journey through Dalhousie University’s 200-year history, with the poetry of George Elliott Clarke as its guide. Featuring artistic talents from across the Dal community, the event was a showcase of the university’s two centuries of achievement with an eye towards its promising future.
Dr. Michael DeGagné, the first Indigenous president of a Canadian chartered university, will be presented with a Dalhousie honorary degree at a special ceremony next Monday (February 5) at the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre in Halifax — the first of several degree presentations to take place throughout Dal's bicentennial year.