Posts by Ian Campbell

Donors live vicariously through aspiring Olympians

350 aspiring Olympians have already inquired about the microfunding platform. (Photo supplied)

Julia Rivard, a Canadian Olympic canoer and graduate of Dalhousie’s recreation administration program, may have retired from competition in 2000, but she is still finding ways to foster Olympic spirit among Canadians. Rivard’s new project, a microfunding website called, connects Canadian athletes training for the Olympics with donors who become part of the athlete’s…

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Frighteningly few students know health care program

The DSU health plan will cover your prescription drugs and vision care. But you may be surprised to hear that their physio, acupuncture and psychiatry are all 100 per cent covered– if you visit the right practitioner. One year after the introduction of the Student VIP preferred practitioner program, students and health care practitioners say…

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