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Posts by Jessica Briand

2019: the year of movies

In this image: Cineplex movie theatre.

Looking at the list of box office hits this year, it may be a little hard to tell what year it really is. Have we travelled back to our childhood or are cinemas across North America capitalizing on our need for nostalgia?  People in multiple fandoms are also on the edge of their seat this…

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Bluenose-Ability Film Festival continues to grow

In this image: the Bluenose-Ability Film Festival logo.

ReachAbility’s fourth year of hosting the annual Blusenose-Ability Film Festival (BAFF) has more events to offer than ever, and plans to grow again next year.   BAFF features both professional and amateur films showcasing stories about or by people with disabilities. It’s the only one of its kind in Canada.   It started as something to celebrate…

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Do you know what’s available to help your mental health?

With exams approaching and the dark days of winter just around the corner, more people can begin to feel the effects of episodic mental health troubles such as anxiety and depression.  An episodic mental illness is when a person experiences high stress, extreme sadness or another form of mental illness for a shorter period of…

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Dal dentistry prof baked his way to finale night

In this image: Andrei Godoroja, Megan Stasiewich and Sachin Seth.

Dalhousie University dentistry professor Sachin Seth made it to the season two finale night of the Great Canadian Baking Show on Nov. 7 where Andrei Godoroja of Vancouver, B.C. claimed the top spot of the season.   Although Seth didn’t walk away with the champion title, he did walk away from the experience with a lot…

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Dalhousie professor baking his way to the top

Dalhousie Dentistry professor, Sachin Seth, is baking away the competition on season two of the Great Canadian Baking Show. The Nova Scotian baker started near the top of the group of 10 bakers during week one, and claimed the title of ‘Star Baker’ in week two.   Being on a baking show was a bucket list…

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Sweet tips for your Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so students are preparing to head home or host Friendsgiving in the city.   Don’t stress about baking, because The Dalhousie Gazette talked to Dalhousie University professor and competitor on the second season of The Great Canadian Baking Show, Sachin Seth, for some sweet tips.   Seth recognizes that not all…

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Healing scars of the tattooing community

With files from Rebecca Dingwell, News Editor. After nine years of tattooing in Nova Scotia, Gabe Squalor decided to fill a need in the community of Halifax by opening up an LGBTQ-friendly tattoo parlour, Outlaw Country Tattoo.  “Ever since I got into tattooing – ever since the very beginning – honestly it was very apparent…

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Good People Doing Good Things: Lily Barraclough

Lily Barraclough has a lot on her plate: she’s a student, she volunteers with multiple organizations and she’s a program coordinator for iMatter.  Barraclough came to Halifax in 2016 and started her student life in the Foundation Year Programme at the University of King’s College. Now, in her third year of her environmental science, and…

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Usual alt o-week host partners with DSU

This year marked the first year where the Dalhousie Student Union partnered with Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group (NSPIRG) to bring an alternative orientation week to students.  The student union and NSPIRG teamed up after the DSU mentioned wanting to do similar events to the ones NSPIRG already offered. This way, they could make…

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What does “student support” even mean? Where can I get academic advice?

Dalhousie University offers multiple methods of student support across its three campuses. These resources include – but aren’t limited to – specific advisors designated for different purposes, and health counsellors.  The Bissett Student Success Centre (BSSC) came to fruition last August after David Bissett made a donation. Director of Student Success Heather Doyle said the…

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