The Dal Agricultural Campus is very excited to be welcoming a diverse new “crop” of Aggies. Dal AC prides itself on providing all students with a diverse and inclusive environment to help you “grow” in your own way. As part of this, the campus has a variety of different communities that will add to your Dal AC experience.
[Are you a student on the Halifax Campus? Check out our campus communities in Halifax]
Global Student Community
The Global Student Community organizes a variety of different events and activities on campus to allow students to learn about different cultures. The main aim of the group is to encourage cultural awareness and appreciation among all Dal AC students.
The Community is led by current Dal AC students and organizes events to showcase different cultural experiences. This past year, events included the celebration of the Chinese New Year, Halloween, and activities during the winter holiday season. The current lead for the Global Student Community along with Global Student Community team are currently organizing a ton of fun events for this coming year! To best stay up to date with upcoming events, join the Global Student Community Facebook Group.
Celebration of the Lunar New Year
The International Centre on campus is committed to providing an international dimension for all students, staff, and faculty. It leads International Education Week in October and International Development Week in February of each year. As part of these events, there’s always a variety of activities around campus to introduce students to the many international opportunities on campus, while highlighting the diversity of our campus community. This past year, events included a paint night, a cultural cooking class, and pumpkin carving to name a few. Follow the International Centre on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on all its events.
Paint Night event as part of International Development Week.
Dalhousie Agricultural Students’ Association clubs & societies
Joining a club or society is a great way to meet Aggies who share your interests! At Dal AC, we have a variety of clubs and societies to choose from, ranging from Pre-Vet to Judging and everything in between. Check out the full list of DASA club and society contacts. Most importantly, if you don’t see a club of interest, you can start your own! If you’re interested in starting your own club, contact the DASA executive.
Pre-Vet Club looks like the perfect choice for these Aggies!
Health & Wellness community
The health and wellness community is a team effort led by the Student Success Centre and current Dal AC students! In promotion of student health and keeping you at your best, Health Services and Student Advancement in Leadership (SAIL) students work hard to promote important health information and different events associated with all forms of student health to the entire campus community. The annual AIDS walk in Truro, Pink Shirt Day (Anti-Bullying Day) and Mental Health Awareness Week are just a few of the initiatives that are promoted every year. As a campus-led campaign, the Elephant in the Room campaign is designed to address the stigma associated with mental illness. You’ll see the little blue elephants around campus once you arrive! If you’re a student interested in promoting student health and wellness initiatives, please contact email@example.com on how to get involved.
Pink Shirt Day (Anti-Bullying Day) 2017
At Dal AC, the residence community is formed by three houses on campus: Chapman, Fraser, and Trueman. From the moment you move into your residence, you become a part of this fun-filled community. Residence assistants, house dons, and your residence management team all play a big part in making your residence experience a great one. Your residence team will feature events all year long that are fun, and help you get to know your fellow housemates. On the weekends, Aggies at Night features fun events like bowling, swimming, and movie nights!
Former residence assistant in Fraser House, Melanie Porter, says that, “living in residence doesn’t only make you part of a community it makes you part of a family. If it weren’t for residence, I may not have met some of my closest friends!” From eating meals together, to studying in the residence lounges, it doesn’t take long to feel like you live with one giant family.
Residence House Don Ashley gives residence living the thumbs up!
Rocky loves to attend events, especially when there’s food involved.