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A look back at Dal’s first Employee Appreciation Week

Posted by Human Resources on March 9, 2023 in Community Highlights

Thank you to everyone who participated in events held last week as part of Dal’s first Employee Appreciation Week.  

There was something for everyone on all campuses. Dal Dance choreographed some moves for faculty and staff, the Tiger made surprise visits to Faculties, departments and units, and some employees enjoyed their time with the horses at Halifax Lancers. There was also free Dalplex access all week, photo sessions, yoga, line dancing, a sustainability tour, a trivia game and the family skate on the Oval in Halifax.

And despite the chilly temperatures and long lines, hundreds came out for the four coffee breaks with leaders held on each of our campuses, with treats provided by Ol’ School Donuts.

Many units also held celebrations for their own teams, including the Office of Advancement, which hosted an appreciation breakfast for 60 staff. Occupational Therapy offered free yoga throughout the week for their faculty and staff, and Human Resources held a chip-and -dip party and collected donations for local charities.

The Shout-Outs to colleagues continue to pour in with more than 200 submissions since the kick-off of Employee Appreciation Week. View the Shout-outs.

See some snapshots from the week below:

The raffle draw took place on the last day and winners included:

Patricia Cole, Residence Office - Apple Watch

Cheryl Connell, ITS - Coffee Break for 5

Joe Marando, Security, Coffee Break for 5

Monica Munroe, Facilities Management, Coffee break for 5

Jan Rainey, Biochemistry, Coffee break for 5

Nicole Drysdale, International Development, Lunch for 3

Michelle LeBlanc, Psychiatry, Lunch for 3

Sharon Josey, Facilities Management, Lunch for 3

Sherry Brown, CMC, Lunch for 3

Michelle Gurrola-Gal, Office, Vice-President, Research and Innovation - Dal sweatshirt

Nancy Zhang, Financial Services - Dal sweatshirt

Scott Henderson, Facilities Management - Dal sweatshirt

Patricia Biggins, Undergraduate Medical Education, Saint John - Dal sweatshirt

Jaclyn Chambers Page, University Libraries, Lunch for 3

Jolene MacEachern, Dean's office, Agriculture, Lunch for 3

Kelly Marshall, Financial Services, Lunch for 3

Heather Brown, Enrolment Services Centre, Dal Truro t-shirt

Janine Gray, Animal Science and Aquaculture, Dal Truro t-shirt

Glenda MacDonald, Facilities Management, Dal Truro t-shirt