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…]
It’s that time of the year, when research papers are either in full swing or you should be well into starting to tackle them. If you aren’t really sure how to make your way through them, here are some things to consider. [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…]
Whether you’re majoring, double majoring, minoring, or doing an honours, there are so many ways to customize your degree— especially when Dal offers over 3,700 classes! Choosing required classes can be daunting enough, but picking the right electives is just as important. [Read more…]
Ah, March 17. St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a date that’s well known to university students. It lands in the final weeks of school, right between mid-terms and finals, so it’s no wonder you want to let loose and celebrate your Irish pride (or your wannabe Irishness). Check out our quick guide for events at Dal and some tips to celebrate safely. [Read more…]
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.
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.
Moving to a new country for university can be a huge adjustment. Being away from your family home, familiar food, and culture is hard at times. When I first moved to Canada, I found that talking to other international students about their experiences helped me adjust. Learning from each other is one of the best things we can do! For this international student spotlight, I spoke to Emilio Marcovici, a third-year Commerce student originally from Quito, Ecuador.
Emilio and I talked about what it was like growing up in Ecuador, some of the things he misses about Quito, and his favorite things about Canada!
Trying to budget between school, life expenses, and your social life is challenging, but it doesn’t have to be impossible! You may be feeling the financial pinch especially now in the final weeks of classes, but it’s never too late to get on track. Did you miss out on the Savvy for Spending workshop on campus? Here are a few tips and tricks from the experts that you missed. [Read more…]
Are you making the big move from residence (or your childhood bedroom) to a place off campus on your own or with a roommate or four? Living in your own pad can be fantastic, and it’s a great way to prepare for life after school. [Read more…]