Posts Tagged ‘International Students’

The Great Firewall

王羿杰, Yijie Wang Chinese students at Dal mostly hang out with other Chinese. Some believe it’s inevitable to form a clique with exclusively Chinese. People feel more comfortable with those who are similar in language and background. This creates a distinct culture, which is seemingly detached from the rest of the campus. But this doesn’t…

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Music in his soul and nothing in his pockets

There’s always a phenomenal amount of talent on display at Dalhousie Fountain School of Performing Arts; flutist Ogooluwa Emmanuel Sobukola stands out for both his fiery passion and his bravery. It might be easy for audiences to get carried away by the overflowing happiness of his performances, but the road to his dream career as…

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Bintou Kaira

Hometown: Fajara, Gambia Program: Chemical Engineering Bintou Kaira is passionate about community involvement and making an impact wherever she can. As an international student from Gambia, Kaira emphasizes the importance of diversity, inclusiveness and active involvement. “Our priority is school, that’s why we’re all here,” she says. “But you can have a balance of being…

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Orientation day for international students

It’s that time of the year again—Orientation Week! And the wonderful team at the International Centre has organized an International Student Orientation at the beginning of the fall and winter terms. This is to make international students feel welcomed at Dalhousie. The orientation is an excellent opportunity for international students to make new friends, meet…

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International students looking for more at Dalhousie

Fewer and fewer international students are applying to Dalhousie. (Photo by Kit Moran)

When Mahbubur Rahman came to Dalhousie from Bangladesh, he didn’t know anything about other universities in Canada. After completing his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in his home country, he got a research scholarship from a professor at Dal. Rahman arrived in August 2013 with a lot of expectations. Unfortunately for him, not all of…

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100 Days in 200 pages

Richard Florizone held 48 group consultations, 554 smaller meetings and received 766 online submissions during his first 100 days at work. His report, 197 pages long, was released on Dec. 23, cutting it close to the deadline and over double the anticipated length. Clearly six very busy months wasn’t enough to dent the new president’s…

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