A semester or year abroad is a foreign concept to a lot of Dal students (pardon the pun), but it doesn’t have to be! Take it from me, it’s possible to go abroad, graduate in four years, and have the time of your life—without breaking the bank. [Read more…]
The Dalhousie Arts and Social Sciences Society (DASSS) is hosting its annual charity gala this Friday, October 20, with all proceeds going to Avalon Sexual Assault Centre. This event is open to all ages, so if you’re feeling stressed out by midterms or are looking for a way to give back to your community, make sure you buy a ticket!
While Thanksgiving is meant to be a time to relax with friends and family, it can also be incredibly stressful, especially if you’re in charge of cooking. Whether you’re a top-notch chef stuck in a rut or can barely boil water, here are 8 easy recipes to help get you out of the kitchen faster (so you can get on to the good part: eating). [Read more…]
If you’re staying put this weekend, you’ll want to make sure you make your Thanksgiving a good one. Take a break from studying, grab some friends, and try some of these ideas to make the most of your holiday weekend! [Read more…]
It can be hard maintaining old friendships once you start university and you’re at different schools. After all, you don’t see them every day, you’re no longer sharing the same lunch period, or sitting across from each other in math class. It may seem impossible to keep the friendships going, but you can. You just need to put in a little more effort and focus on two important things. [Read more…]
Now that you’re a month into your university life at Dal, things might not be exactly how you imagined them and you might find yourself longing for simpler times. Times of old friendships, animal cuddles, and home-cooked meals—times of home. Homesickness can really sneak up on a person and be incredibly tough to deal with. But if you follow any or all of these five steps, you can beat those feelings of homesickness. [Read more…]
When you’re a member of the Dal community, you’re also a member of a bigger community. Whether you’re in Halifax or Truro, you’re part of the local neighbourhood and it’s important that you make the most of it. [Read more…]
Leaving your childhood friends, peers from school, and family can be very hard! I remember being very worried about where I would make friends in University. The huge classes and new faces can be daunting. Making friends in Canada was a little different than it was for me at home. In fact, coming from an island of 150 people, it wasn’t very often that I had the opportunity to practice my friend-making skills! Upon arriving at Dal, I was surprised at how quickly I acquired a great group of friends from my residence, classes, and other universities. In this article, I’ve put together a quick list of ways to grow your Dal family once you get here!
On Saturday, September 9, Dalhousie and the DSU will be hosting the 10th annual Community Day, an annual event that provides you with an opportunity to give back to the local community by spending a day volunteering at various organizations around Halifax. I’ve been taking part for the past four years and have had amazing experiences, so here are my Top 6 reasons why you should sign up for Community Day. [Read more…]
So you’re starting at Dal! Yeah! We have a bunch of amazing Orientation events to welcome you to campus, introduce you to new lifelong friends, help you be a successful student, and make you feel part of the Dalhousie community. And one of the most popular Orientation traditions we have is the Induction ceremony. [Read more…]