One of the most important things anyone can tell you about coming to university for the first time is that family is everything. And while your folks back home are No. 1, I’m referring to your Dal family. University isn’t all about classes and assignments, it’s also about building lasting relationships with people you can relate to, building support systems, and making memories that last a lifetime. [Read more…]
Before you arrive at Dalhousie for the first time, you’ll find yourself packing for your trip. If you have a large distance to travel before you reach Canada, it’s a good idea to put some thought into the things you’ll be bringing with you when you begin your new adventure! Here are a few things to consider while you’re zipping up your suitcase.
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.
For this international student spotlight, I had the opportunity to chat with Amber, a Dal student from the Netherlands. Amber Bonsee is a third-year International Food Business Major at Dalhousie’s Agricultural campus in Truro. Her home university is Aeres University in Dronten. Amber is 20 years old and currently on a food safety internship in Kamloops, British Columbia. She told me about her move, making friends, and advice she has for students considering studying abroad. [Read more…]
If you’re planning on spending your summer in Halifax, the time ahead can seem a little daunting. Taking advantage of Halifax’s summer activities, dealing with your living situation, and taking summer courses will all be new experiences!
Meet Ashley Oates, a third-year student at Dal’s Agricultural Campus. Ashley is doing a major in Animal Science and Minor in Aquaculture and is currently studying at the University of Hull in England! We caught up with Ashley to see how her exchange is going so far. [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…]
Jinrong Ge is a 3rd-year commerce student at Dalhousie and fitness trainer. He grew up in Shandong, China but attended secondary school in the UK. He spends his free time at the gym or working in his position as Vice-President of Academics and Student Life for the Chinese Students and Scholars Association. Jinrong and I spoke about what it was like moving away from home for school, his time in the UK, and how his experiences have shaped who he is today. [Read more…]
Dal’s Indian Sub-Continental Students Association (INDISA) and the Indian Festivals Club of Nova Scotia (IFCNS) is hosting their annual INDISA Night (also known as “Bollywood Night”) on Saturday, March 25 from 6-11pm in the McInnes Room in the SUB. It’s always a hot ticket in town, and not just because of the incredible, spicy food! It also celebrates Indian culture, Bollywood film, dance, and music, and all things Indian. [Read more…]
The Dalhousie African Student Association (DASA) and the Saint Mary’s African Student Society (SMASS) will be hosting the 30th annual Africa Night from 5:30–10pm on March 18 at the Cunard Centre. [Read more…]