Posts Tagged ‘History’

Dalhousie Arts Centre gives students and community creative space

The Dalhousie Arts Centre has created a space, which allows for creativity and collaboration, and provides a safe place to escape from the atrocities of the human-experience.  “The arts centre gave me a good impression that creativity thrived there,” said Devon McCarron. “That was very important to me, I wanted to go somewhere where the…

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People and places in Dal history

Dalhousie University has grown to encompass 230 acres of land, comprised of three campuses in the South End of Halifax, and the Agriculture Campus in Truro in its 200 years.   The university started as the brain child of Lord Dalhousie: George Ramsay, the ninth Earl of Dalhousie. He wanted to “establish a Halifax college open…

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Indigenous art a staple of Nova Scotian culture

October 1 is Treaty Day in Nova Scotia; it marks the beginning of Mi’kmaq History Month. The purpose of Mi’kmaq History Month is to celebrate Mi’kmaq culture and history, which Dalhousie University students take part in every day as they attend their classes on traditional Mi’kmaq territory. From the Nova Scotia Art Gallery, to the…

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The case for diaries

Diary accounts humanize history. (Amanda Rolfe photo)

It’s a rare moment of solitude in my apartment, the crisp winter sun streaming through the window above my desk and refracting through the steam rising from the coffee at my elbow. I’m indulging in one of my more meditative hobbies: filling the pages of my hand-written journal. It’s a practice I try to make…

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News Briefs

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Herald goes on strike Halifax Typographical Union members from the Chronicle Herald have voted in favour of a strike. Almost 92 per cent of the union members cast a ballot in favour of the strike. According to an article published on, employees are concerned about the Herald’s recent plan to cut starting salaries of…

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Summit Series hero visits Halifax

Paul Henderson. Photo by Bianca Müller

Paul Henderson recalls country’s greatest hockey moment Thirty-nine years after it was scored, Paul Henderson’s 1972 Summit Series winner is still remembered as the most memorable goal in Canadian hockey history. While there have been contenders since—the Canada Cup goals by Bobby Orr in 1976 and Mario Lemieux in 1987, or perhaps Sidney Crosby’s golden…

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Hello, Sailor!

Hello Sailor!

Experiences of LGBTQ mariners brought to light at Maritime Museum The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic’s current special exhibition, Hello Sailor! Gay life on the ocean wave, is an important and varied look at the history of homosexuality on the ocean, on board both military and civilian vessels. The exhibit explores British and Canadian stories…

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Help me help you

How i plan on corrupting your minds

A guest column by history professor Todd McCallum   I teach in the history department, and I’ve been recruited by the opinions editor to do one of two things: either I can describe the methods with which I warp your fragile little minds — since these are copyrighted trade secrets, I must refuse — or…

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