Dalhousie alumni play a vital role in the health and future of the university. Many alumni return to Dalhousie regularly to hire graduating students. They also serve as advocates, ambassadors and student mentors. The financial support provided by our alumni helps ensure that Dalhousie will continue to provide exceptional post-secondary education to future generations.
The Alumni Association’s Board of Directors works with the Dalhousie Alumni Relations Office, located in the Macdonald Building (email@example.com). Together, the Association and Alumni Relations strive to identify opportunities for alumni involvement, and to foster an environment that invites alumni to participate fully in Dalhousie’s well-being. Visit the website at http://www.dal.ca/alumni.
Recreation facilities on campus include: Dalplex-offering a 50,000 sq. ft. fieldhouse, international-size pool, two weight rooms, two regulation-size hardwood basketball/volleyball courts, numerous “no-fee” racquet courts, an indoor track, a bouldering wall, and family-fitness features such as the Fun Zone play area, a family change room; Dalhousie Memorial Arena, Studley Gym, and F.B. Wickwire Memorial Field (one of Canada’s largest artificial playing surfaces). The Cardio Plus Centre, the Rock Court climbing centre, personal training equipment, locker and towel rentals, and babysitting services are available for additional fees. The F.H. Sexton Memorial Gymnasium on the Sexton Campus includes a gym, weight room, squash court and other facilities. For details on fitness and recreation at Dalhousie contact Dalplex at 494-3372, F.H. Sexton Memorial Gymnasium at 494-3550, the Intramural Office at 494-2002 or visit http://www.athletics.dal.ca.
|||exploring a full range of career and work possibilities that match your career goals;|
|||preparing job-search documents to present yourself effectively as a candidate for employment;|
|||obtaining information on employment opportunities and prospective employers;|
|||connecting with career opportunities through campus interviews, job and volunteer listings, referrals, direct application, networking, job-search events, publications, and/or information technology; and|
|||developing and maintaining relationships with organizations that provide career development and employment opportunities for you.|
Programming: Workshop series, presentations, and demonstrations are scheduled to address the full spectrum of educational issues, including curriculum design, evaluation of student learning, teaching and learning strategies, and the effective integration of instructional technology.
Confidential Consultations: CLT staff members provide confidential consultation services to teaching assistants, faculty, and administrators on a wide range of learning and teaching issues.
Annual Events: On an annual basis, CLT coordinates New Academic Staff Orientation, TA Days, Teaching Dossier Workshops, and the Dalhousie Conference on University Teaching and Learning that brings together presenters from across the University and the country to explore issues related to specific themes. CLT also administers several university-wide teaching awards, including the Dalhousie Educational Leadership Award, the Alumni Award of Excellence for Teaching, and the President's Graduate Teaching Assistant Award.
Certificate in University Teaching and Learning: The Certificate program is offered to graduate students by the CLT in collaboration with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The purpose of the program is to assist academic departments in preparing students for their teaching responsibilities and to enhance their professional development opportunities for other careers.
Grants: The CLT administers a small number of grants to assist faculty engaged in pedagogical initiatives aimed at enhancing student learning.
Publications: The CLT newsletter, Focus on University Teaching and Learning, is published three times a year and is available online on the CLT website ( http://www.learningandteaching.dal.ca). CLT's lending library includes both print and video resources on topics related to teaching that may be borrowed by faculty, teaching assistants, and administrators.
Teaching and Learning with Technology: A division of the Centre for Learning and Teaching, Instructional Media Services (IMS), offers expertise and support to the university in the areas of classroom design, media production, presentation technology, and technical services.
|||IMS supplies equipment, training, and support to students, staff, and faculty. AV Staff provide technical support for classrooms and operate equipment loan pools on Studley and Sexton campuses, as well as assist with classroom design and equipment installations across all three campuses.|
|||Video and Audio Production Services offers a full range of creative and production services for educational or other academic purposes.|
|||Technical Services repairs and services electronic equipment and provides expert advice on the design and installation of classroom technology systems. For IMS locations and contact information see http://learningandteaching.dal.ca/ims.html.|
For further information, teaching resources, or a confidential consultation, you are invited to contact the Centre for Learning and Teaching, located at Suite G90, Killam Library, 6225 University Avenue (494-1622), (CLT@dal.ca), or you can visit the CLT website at: http://learningandteaching.dal.ca
The DalCard Office is located at 1443 Seymour Street. Students on the Sexton campus may obtain the DalCard at the Student Service Centre, B Building, 1360 Barrington Street (accessible location). See http://www.dal.ca/dalcard for more information.
Of the numerous performing arts spaces in the Dalhousie Arts Centre, the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, is the most familiar and prestigious. The 1040 seat concert hall is the home of Symphony Nova Scotia, as well as the venue of choice for a wide variety of performers ranging from The Royal Winnipeg Ballet to Blue Rodeo, The Chieftains, and Stomping Tom to name a few. Other performing and visual arts spaces in the Arts Centre include: The Sir James Dunn Theatre (240 seats), the David Mack. Murray Studio, Studio II, The MacAloney Room, and the Art Gallery.
The Dalhousie Art Gallery offers the public access to national and international touring exhibitions and initiates many ambitious and exciting exhibition programs.
The Dalhousie Music Department presents weekly noon hour recitals in the Arts Centre. The Department also maintains a full production season including a faculty recital series and student ensemble concerts with music ranging from classical to jazz and contemporary. Further information on the Music and Theatre Departments can be found in their separate listings.
Chaplains currently represent the Anglican, Bahá'í, Baptist, Christian Reformed, Conservative Jewish, Hindu, Lutheran, Orthodox Jewish, Shambhala Buddhist, Shi’a Muslim, Soto Zen Buddhist, Sunni Muslim, Roman Catholic, and United Church faith traditions. They are, however, available and receptive to all students, faculty, and staff regardless of religious background or can refer you to religious leaders of many other denominations and religions. For students who are concerned about religious groups on campus, the chaplains have developed four brochures, “Dalhousie Multifaith Centre,” “Religious Groups: What to Expect, What to Accept, and What to Avoid,” “Places of Worship At and Near Dalhousie,” and “Frequently-Asked Questions on the Dalhousie Multifaith Centre.”
In the event of an emergency, contact Dal Security at 494-6400 or the Student Union Building information desk at 494-2140 for chaplains’ telephone numbers. Feel free to drop by the office any time to introduce yourself and to find out more about the Centre and its services. Visit the website at http://www.dal.ca/dmc.
One of the most important resources of the Student Union is the Student Union Building located at 6136 University Avenue between Seymour and LeMarchant Streets. The SUB, which is owned by the University and administered, managed and controlled by the Student Union and is paid for through Student Union fees, was opened in 1968 as a centre for student activity on campus. The Student Union Building provides a wide range of services for students including the Student Advocacy Service, Travel Cuts, The Grawood, Campus Copy, food services, and much more. Every student has the opportunity to take advantage of the Union’s financial, physical and organizational resources. Students have an opportunity to become involved in committees dealing with various student issues. The DSU also offers over 175 clubs, societies and organizations for students to participate in. All students are invited to satisfy their curiosity by visiting the Student Union Council offices. The Student Council office is located on the second floor of the SUB in room 222 and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, telephone number 494-1106 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the website at http://www.dsu.ca, or my.dsu.ca.
Students should be aware of several important points of reference in regard to residence accommodation. Upon admission to a program of study, all students will receive university residence information. They will also be asked to pay an admission deposit. It’s important to apply to residence (online) and to pay the admission deposit promptly as the dates these are received will determine when the Residence Application is considered. Residence applications will not be considered from individuals who have not gained admission to a program of study, or paid their admission deposit and residence application fee.
Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Residence Office at (902) 494-1054, or email: email@example.com, for information and assistance.
The traditional style residences at Dalhousie are chiefly for undergraduate students. All students living in traditional style residences are required to purchase one of the meal plan options available.
The information below gives a description of 1. traditional on-campus residences, 2. non-traditional on-campus residences, which includes apartment style housing owned by the university, 3. the services offered by the Off-Campus Housing office, and 4. general information. For information on residence fees, see the Fees section of the Calendar.
It is the responsibility of the individual student in all cases to make a separate online application to the university housing of her/his choice, or utilize the services provided by the Off-Campus Housing office.
The houses offer both double and single rooms. Facilities include a dining room, a large common lounge, television rooms, study areas, laundry rooms, a squash court, and 24-hour front desk. Within residence rooms, ResNet (high speed Internet/wireless), local telephone service and cable TV service are provided.
Shirreff Hall offers a dining room, an elegant library and visitors’ lounge, study areas, games room, television lounges, kitchenettes, laundry room, and 24-hour front desk. ResNet (high speed Internet/wireless), local telephone service and cable TV service are provided within each room. Students also have access to a piano.
This three-storey building is located close to the Dalplex and to Shirreff Hall, where students normally have their meals. Facilities include study rooms, a multipurpose room, reception area, laundry facilities, leisure lounges with kitchenettes and, within each room, ResNet (high speed Internet/wireless). Local telephone service and cable TV service are also provided.
These houses have only single rooms, each with a bed, wardrobe, study desk, lamp and chair. Linen, cooking utensils and small appliances are not provided. A trained senior student acts as a Residence Assistant and liaises with the Residence Life Manager to provide administrative and resident related services. ResNet (high speed Internet), local telephone service and cable TV service are provided in each room. Meal plans are not mandatory but may be purchased for use at any dining hall on campus.
Facilities include a dining hall and laundry facilities. Within residence rooms, ResNet (high speed Internet/wireless), local telephone service and cable TV service are provided.
Glengary has 12 furnished apartments. Each apartment includes a kitchen, living room and bathroom. There are also four furnished bachelor apartments, which are always in high demand. Laundry facilities are located in the basement, where there is also a limited amount of storage space. ResNet (high speed Internet/wireless), local telephone and cable TV service are provided in all apartments. Residence Assistants are available for security and administrative services and also act as a resource for students who may need advice or assistance.
Meal plans are not mandatory but may be purchased for use at any dining hall on campus including O’Brien Hall, which is next door.
The Off-Campus Housing office provides centralized information on available housing in the Halifax metro area including apartments, shared accommodations, rooms, condos and houses. Telephones for calling landlords and material such as maps and transit schedules are available at the office.
Off-Campus Housing has a website: http://www.dal.ca/och. The site features a wide variety of housing resources available to students.
Based on of the relatively low vacancy rate in Halifax, it is advised that students start looking for off-campus housing well ahead of the academic year.
All new Dalhousie undergraduate students are guaranteed a place in residence if they complete the residence application process by June 30th.
For further information on living at Dalhousie, or for a hard copy of the residence application form, do not hesitate to contact:
Need help with a technical problem? Visit one of three Help Desks located on campus, make a quick call to 494-2376 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. ITS staff supports numerous computer labs across the campus. In addition, wired and wireless connections for laptops are available in many campus locations, including residences.
Personal computers and related supplies can be purchased by students and Dalhousie employees through PCPC, the campus computer store (pcpc.dal.ca).
With a range of new and emerging technologies, ITS staff will help you explore options to make the most of your experience at Dalhousie. See its.dal.ca for more information..
Student exchange and study-abroad services are facilitated by the Study Abroad and Exchange Advisors at the IC. This branch of the office promotes student mobility by assisting departments and faculties with the establishment of student exchange agreements; managing university-wide exchange programs; advising students on international study, work and volunteer opportunities; providing pre-departure and re-entry services; administering the Study Work International Fund (SWIF) and the George Burris Study in England Bursary; and maintaining the International Opportunities Resource Library.
The IC is located at 1321 Edward Streed (2nd Floor). You can email the International Centre at International.Centre@dal.ca, call (902) 494-1566, or visit http://www.dal.ca/ises.
As of April 1, 2009, the holdings of the Dalhousie Libraries include over 1,875,909 volumes of books, bound periodicals, documents and bound reports, 453,284 microform units, 94,886 maps and other media, 11,985 music scores and 13,213 music recordings. The libraries subscribe to 42,587 serials titles, including 41,646 electronic titles.
Dalhousie libraries participate in Novanet, a network which shares a single automated online catalogue of the holdings of the member libraries (Mount Saint Vincent University, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University, Saint Mary’s University, Cape Breton University, University of King’s College, the Atlantic School of Theology, St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia Agricultural College and Nova Scotia Community College). Users borrow from Novanet libraries upon presentation of their University ID card.
Applicants must provide a completed application for admission, high school or post-secondary transcripts, any other relevant documents (e.g. SAT scores, if available), and a letter outlining life and work experiences since last attending full-time study. Applicants will be expected to clearly outline their education goals and motivation to succeed at university study. All factors will be considered in the admission decision.
Admission under this policy is restricted to first year of undergraduate programs. Applicants must have completed grade 12 English (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of 65. Admission to some programs will require completion of other required subjects.
A student admitted on this basis may be restricted in the number of classes he/she can register in during the first year. Otherwise, these students have the same rights, privileges and responsibilities as other students within their program.
Services include pre-admission counselling and university preparation courses such as Writing Skills for Academic Study, Chemistry, Physics, Academic Math and Pre-Calculus. For more information call (902) 494-2375 or visit http://collegeofcontinuinged.dal.ca.
The Office is responsible for administering a number of University policies including: the Accommodation Policy; the Employment Equity Through Affirmative Action Policy; complaints based on the Statement on Prohibited Discrimination; the Personal Harassment Policy; and the Sexual Harassment Policy. The Human Rights & Equity Advisor and the Advisor, Harassment Prevention/Conflict Management also liaise with the Office of the Vice-President, Student Services, regarding the Code of Student Conduct.
Other initiatives in the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Harassment Prevention include education and training on topics such as diversity, accommodation, harassment awareness and prevention, conflict resolution and more. Workshops are offered regularly for students, faculty and staff.
The website for the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Harassment Prevention offers downloadable versions of each of the policies, information on the education and training opportunities offered, and additional resources including an annual Mosaic Calendar featuring a variety of religious and cultural holidays, and a Diversity Glossary.
Contact: Bonnie Best-Fleming, Human Rights & Equity AdvisorGaye Wishart, Advisor, Harassment Prevention/Conflict Management
The Office of the Ombudsperson is located in the Student Union Building, Room 407, 6136 University Avenue. Regular office hours are posted on the door at the beginning of each semester. The Ombudsperson can be reached by phoning (902) 494-6583 or by Email: http://ombudsperson.dal.ca.">email@example.com, Website: http://ombudsperson.dal.ca.
Among the staff are people with expertise in financial aid and budgeting who are available for consultation.
The fact that the Registrar’s Office is in contact with every student and every department means that it is ideally placed to provide or to guide students and prospective students to the source of the advice or assistance they need.
Students can access the services of the Registrar’s Office at two locations. The main office is located in Room 133 of the Henry Hicks Academic Administration Building on the Studley Campus. Students attending classes at Sexton Campus can also access Registrar’s Office services at the Student Service Centre which is located in Building B on the Sexton Campus.
Enquiries may be directed to:
The RegistrarDalhousie University
SAO also fosters a welcoming environment for students with disabilities through ongoing informational and educational opportunities for faculty and staff. Ongoing efforts consistent with a reasonable and practical allocation of resources are being made to continuously improve accessibility around campus, in the classroom and during exams. Early consultation is advised to ensure appropriate accommodation of your needs. We can be contacted by phone: (902) 494-2836, or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please refer to our website for further information: http://www.studentaccessibility.dal.ca.
Please note that due to chemical sensitivities of persons who work andfrequent this office, our environment must be scent free.
The Advocates may be contacted through:Location: Student Advocacy Service
Our efforts to enrich the Dalhousie student experience are focused in four key areas: Learning Connections; Community Connections; Wellness Connections; and Leadership and Career Connections. Within each area, professionally trained counsellors and advisors are available to assist you at every step of your journey here at Dal, providing information and resources that are tailored to your individual needs and consistent with your educational and life goals.
If you have questions about your classes; academic program; major, advanced major or honours selection; degree regulations; changing faculties, or if you are experiencing academic difficulties, a dedicated team of Academic Advisors can develop and implement a plan for your academic success. Contact the Academic Advising office in the Killam Memorial Library at (902) 494-3077 to schedule an appointment or email email@example.com.
The Bookstore carries all necessary and supplementary stationery and supplies. Also available are gift items, mugs, clothing and crested wear, cards, jewelry, class rings and backpacks with new items being introduced on a regular basis. A Special Order department is located at the customer service area and will order and ship books worldwide and work with faculties and departments to meet their specific needs..
The main Bookstore is situated on the lower level of the Student Union Building on University Avenue, and is open year round, Monday to Saturday (hours vary throughout the year).
The Health Sciences Bookstore has the largest and most complete medical book section in Atlantic Canada, with over 2,000 titles in stock. Thousands of other titles are specially ordered annually, and the department ships out books to consumers and hospitals throughout the world. The Health Sciences Bookstore is located in the Dentistry building, 5981 University Avenue, and is open year round, Monday to Saturday. Hours vary throughout the year.
The Sexton Campus Bookstore is located in the Student Service Centre at 1360 Barrington Street (Building B) and is open from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. It supplies texts and reference books required for Architecture and Engineering students as well as crested clothing, stationery and other supplies.
The Bookstore website has online ordering capabilities, for both textbooks and general merchandise. Visit the Bookstore online at http://www.dal.ca/bookstore.
Appointments are made during the clinic’s open hours, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday to Friday and 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, by calling 494-2171. In the event of an urgent medical problem, students may seek medical advice during clinic hours. After hours, students should seek assessment by calling 811 to speak to a registered nurse, or visit the local emergency room. The QEII emergency room on Summer Street is the closest emergency room.
All students must have medical and hospital coverage. All Nova Scotia students are covered by the Nova Scotia Medical Services Insurance. All other Canadian students must maintain coverage from their home provinces. This is especially important for residents of any province requiring payment of premiums. All non-Canadian students must be covered by medical and hospital insurance prior to registration. Details of suitable insurance may be obtained from the Student Accounts office prior to registration. Any student who has had a serious illness within the last 12 months, or who has a chronic medical condition, may wish to contact and advise Health Services; preferably with a statement from the doctor. Further information is available on our website athttp://www.healthservices.dal.ca.
The Secretariat manages, coordinates and informs the effective operation of the Board and Senate by:
|||Supporting the operations of the University's governance bodies and their respective standing and ad hoc committees;|
|||Proposing and developing objectives and plans to establish and achieve priorities;|
|||Advising on governance issues and developing and implementing policies, procedures and processes that reflect governance best practices;|
|||Developing, implementing, managing and coordinating the University academic integrity, student discipline & academic appeals policies and processes, and maintaining official records relative to these processes;|
|||Serving as a repository for University policies and information and data on matters relating to University governance; and|
|||Facilitating communication and collaboration with key stakeholders.|
Visit the website at: http://secretariat.dal.ca/
The Centre currently offers a number of services. The main office in the Killam Library’s Learning Commons allows students to obtain advice on writing issues. Tutors also work part of the week at Sexton and the Law School Library. Finally, seminars are held throughout the university year on topics such as essay writing, science writing, mechanics of writing, English as a second language issues, admission applications, etc.
Contact the Writing Centre by visiting the main office in the Killam Learning Commons, calling 494-1963 or emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students can also obtain information on services, hours of operation, and links to writing resources at http://www.writingcentre.dal.ca, and http://dal.ca.libguides.com/writingcentre. Appointments can also be booked online at http://writingcentre.dal.ca