You’ve made one of the biggest decisions so far in your life: to go to university. You’ve also made one of the best decisions by choosing Dal. Not only is it an amazing university, with fantastic campuses, classes, and profs, but it’s also in one of the best cities in the country. [Read more…]
Do you know what the secret is to having an amazing university experience? Do stuff. Broaden your horizons. Make it about more than your courses and GPA. Yes, those are incredibly important, but they’re nothing if you don’t experience life outside the classroom as well. Besides, getting involved will likely help that GPA. [Read more…]
Finding an environment to feel safe and spiritually connected can be difficult in the hustle and bustle of student life. You may find that the shape your worship takes can shift along with your routines and customs. If you’re worried about finding ways to practice your faith on campus, don’t fear! Here are a few tips on how to maintain your spiritual beliefs as you enjoy your university experience.
If you’re starting in Agriculture at Dal, you’re probably wondering what to expect when you arrive on campus. One of the great things about being at Dal AC is that you get the services and resources of Dal in an intimate, tight-knit setting. And where else are you going to find cows and lumberjacks on campus? You’ll discover a lot of great things when you arrive, but these 15 tips will help get you started. [Read more…]
You’ll be finding out a lot about Dal but there are always a few secrets that students discover when they get here. OK, so they’re not exactly secrets, but these 23 tips will help make your life a bit easier when you arrive on campus. [Read more…]
Self-care is a way to make sure your physical and mental health are in top condition when you are stressed. It can include quite a few things. Self-care should involve you taking time for yourself but sometimes it can be difficult to make time for this. However, if done right, your future self will thank you! [Read more…]
When you’re busy with studying, group work, papers, presentations, extracurriculars, social time, and whatever else is going on in your life, it can feel like there’s no time to fit a good night’s sleep into your busy schedule. Don’t fall for it! Here are some reasons why sleeping is so important for your overall health, and some proven tips to help with your sleep hygiene. [Read more…]
Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. If you’re originally from somewhere other than Canada, you may have found that there can be different attitudes towards how mental health difficulties are treated around the world. In conversation with many of my peers, I’ve found that there can be a cultural stigma surrounding mental health for many international students. I’d like to talk about why it is so important to take care of your mental health and break down some popular myths about mental health. Read on to hear about some myths relating to mental health and the reasoning behind why they simply aren’t the truth.
Do you know people who are stressed out? Seem to be pulling away or sleeping way too much? Just don’t seem to like themselves? Being at university can be stressful and it helps to know how to manage that stress. When the stress seems to be too much to bear and you notice changes in your friends’ behaviour and attitude, there are things you can do to help them (and yourself). [Read more…]
Don’t have a goal? Unsure where to start? Try these five. They are super easy and won’t overwhelm your schedule. Set a date for one month from now and in 30 days you will have five new healthy habits! [Read more…]