Posts Tagged ‘dal student life’

New year, new societies

With files from Carly Churchill, Kathleen Jones, Hannah Whaley and Josh Young Dalhousie University is home to over 300 clubs and societies. Most of them are created by students for students.   There are multiple societies created each year. The goal is to create a society that appeals to a specific group of students so everyone…

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DSU VP Academic and External Candidate: Masuma Khan

Editor’ Note: This interview has been edited and formatted for style and clarity. Name: Masuma Khan Major, Year: Fifth year, International Development Studies What position are you running for, and what responsibilities correspond with it? I am currently re-running for Vice President Academic and External (VPAE). The VPAE is the only executive position with two portfolios. The Academic…

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DSU VP Student Life Candidate: Irene Saliendra

Editor’ Note: This interview has been edited and formatted for style and clarity   Name: Irene Rose Saliendra Program and year: 3rd-year Business Management, majoring in entrepreneurship and innovation   Why are you running? What made you decide to run? For the past three years I have been involved in student engagement initiatives and events, and…

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DSU VP Internal Candidate: Annie Laura Shannon-Dwyer

Editor’ Note: This interview has been edited and formatted for style and clarity   Name: Annie Laura Shannon-Dwyer Program and year: I am currently in my fourth year of my Hons BSc in Recreation Therapy   Why are you running? What made you decide to run? Dalhousie is our community. In my second year at Dal…

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DSU VP Internal Candidate: Mitchell Mulhall

Editor’ Note: This interview has been edited and formatted for style and clarity.   Name: Mitch Mulhall Major, Year: Third year, BSc Biochemistry/Molecular Biology   What position are you running for, and what responsibilities correspond with it? In the upcoming student union election, I am running for the Vice President Internal position.  The VPI position plays an important…

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Drinking ban brings mixed results

Newcomers to Dalhousie weren’t the only ones testing the waters this month as the university implemented its first dry orientation week.   From Sept. 2 to Sept. 11, no alcohol was allowed in most Dalhousie residences, with the exception of LeMarchant Place and Glengary Apartments.   Vice-provost of student affairs, Verity Turpin, said alcohol harm reduction is…

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Supports and services for survivors expand on campus

On April 5, 2017, the Globe and Mail reported that Halifax Regional Police signed on to a campaign that encouraged people to “start by believing” when it came to filed crimes of sexual assault. Nova Scotia, which Statistics Canada reports has the highest rate of sexual assault per any Atlantic province, has experienced a shift…

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How to make life long friends in university

Gone are the days of easy friendship with whoever was in the park with you. Replaced instead with the slow realization that sometimes – being an adult sucks.   The trade off from fast friends is the comfortable silence on long car rides with long-time friends.   Older people often lament the difficulty of making new friends, or the lack of familiarity…

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