So you’re starting at Dal in September as a first-year undeclared Arts or Science student? Maybe you have a particular interest in pop culture or ocean life? You’ve picked a good time to come! This year Dal is introducing First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs) that focus on specific topics in the two faculties. They’ll also help make your first few months of university even better. This is how. [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.
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!
If you’re tired of the endless cold, fear not. The end of the winter is fast approaching and the climate will change in no time! If you’re leaving Canada for the summer to return home to your family, there are a few steps that you should take in order to prepare yourself. Doing these things in time are a perfect formula for a happy landlord, stress-free you, and organized return to school after summer is over.
Finding a job can be hard. It can feel like deadlines, interviews, and emails turn your brain to mush. Perhaps you don’t know where to start. Read on for some useful information like upcoming job fairs, how to find local jobs, and advice on improving your résumé.
There are a lot of reasons to do your taxes. They can seem especially confusing if this is your first time doing taxes in Canada. You might be skeptical as to why doing your taxes should be a priority, when you consider your midterms, your social life, extracurricular activities, and all the other responsibilities you have as a university student. I felt the same way!
However, if your annual income is below $50,000 CDN, you probably have an opportunity to receive some tax compensation dollars from the Canadian government. Here are 4 reasons to do your taxes. [Read more…]