Posts by Jessica Briand

Dal campus for Gen Z

For the first time, the majority of new students attending Dalhousie University are part of Gen Z.   Generation Z. Post-millennials. Born after 1997 – they’re digital natives.   And this year, Dal frosh are 2000s babies. The 2019 grads will include those born in 1997 who went straight from high school and finished their undergrad in…

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Good People Doing Good Things: Madison Murray

After nine years of playing AA hockey, second-year Dalhousie University student Madison Murray decided it was time to hit the ice as a coach.  Growing up in Cole Harbour, Sidney Crosby was a huge role model for Murray after bringing home the Stanley Cup in 2009. It was then that Murray looked to her mom…

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To cry or not to cry? That is the question

Crying is a common bodily response that corresponds with many emotions. But why exactly does it happen?  Psychologists have been trying to answer this question for decades. In 2014 the American Psychological Association released an article titled Why we cry, digging deeper into culture and gender relations in terms of crying.   There’s yet to be…

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Good people doing good things: A bald brotherhood in Howe Hall

Dalhousie first year student, Valentin Traclet found out in late November that his mother would be undergoing brain surgery in his hometown of Ottawa while he was at school in January.    His friends – Benn Fraser, Euan Hall, Jasper de Bie, and Warren Todd – knew they needed to help their friend through this difficult…

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Good People Doing Good Things: Joe Seney

After three years of Junior A hockey in Ontario, Dalhousie University student Joe Seney set out on a path to excellence in the management program. Seney, a third-year management student, has taken on a lot during his time at Dalhousie. “I’m in my third year at Dalhousie but actually my last year, because I took…

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Dalhousie’s who’s who: Miss Louise Bishop

Originally published March 14, 1941 in Volume 73, Issue 19 – the co-ed edition – of the Dalhousie Gazette   The little lady whose picture appears above is the songbird of Dalhousie, otherwise called Miss Louise Bishop.   Louise was born in Bridgetown and went to high school there. During her early schooling she not only led…

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Dalhousie’s who’s who: Webster MacDonald

Originally published Oct. 11, 1940 in Volume 73, Issue 2 of the Dalhousie Gazette  This week we introduce to you the Vice-President of the Students’ Council, that versatile personage, “Wubber MacTunnelled”. Webbie first saw the light of day in Kentville, Nova Scotia. It was here he started his academic career, later furthering his studies in…

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Dalhousie’s who’s who: George Piercey

Originally published Nov. 15, 1940 in Volume 73, Issue 7 of the Dalhousie Gazette  This week we introduce you to a real Haligonian – a chap who was born in Armdale – none other than George Piercey, B.A., B. Com.   George went to Bloomfield High and while there he was active in cadet training. He…

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Good People Doing Good Things: Jamal St. Lewis

Jamal St. Lewis is a fourth-year student at Dalhousie University working on a bachelor in management. During his time at Dal, St. Lewis has taken on multiple responsibilities on campus to make it a better place.   St. Lewis came to Dalhousie in order to pursue a degree in business that gave him the versatility to…

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Two Dal professors reach 40 years of teaching

In 1863, Dalhousie University had six professors; today Dalhousie has 999 fulltime and part-time professors on staff. 90 per cent of current faculty members have their PhD, and dozens are award winners.   Few have achieved the feats of professors John Kirk from the department of Spanish and Latin American Studies, and Lars Osberg of the…

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