Overcoming the odds

The ramp up to Shirreff Hall hasn’t always existed.   In fact, when Deanna Gilholm attended Dalhousie University in the 1960s, her friends had to carry her and her wheelchair up the steps. Dalhousie campus wasn’t, and still isn’t entirely, built with disabled people in mind.   Deanna is paraplegic, experiencing paralysis from the legs down, and has been since she…

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Hope in politics

In this image: Michaëlle Jean in 2006.

To be hopeful or to despair: that is the central question for young people in today’s political context. The Shaar Shalom lecture confronted this dilemma.

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