As part of Dalhousie’s 200th anniversary celebrations, a group of special individuals associated with the school were carefully selected and highlighted in a weekly series of stories and videos.
The 52 Dalhousie Originals selected were students and alumni, faculty and researchers, donors and supporters who inspired, strengthened and at times challenged their university, their communities, their fields of study and the broader world.
Just a few of the Dal Originals included author George Elliott Clarke, Dr. John Stewart, a leader in medical services in the First World War and a Dal dean of medicine; feminist and social activist Eliza Ritchie; astronaut and scientist Kathryn D. Sullian; and Thomas McCulloch, Dal’s first president.
Their engaging stories were unveiled weekly throughout 2018 and appeared in Dal channels like Today@Dal, the Dal News Weekly and Dal’s social accounts.
But thanks to the support of The Chronicle Herald, the province’s largest daily newspaper, the Dal Originals reached an even larger audience, as they were also featured in the paper’s print editions and online.
Colette O’Hara, chief strategy officer for the SaltWire Network, which owns the Herald, said the project was a natural for them.
“Whenever a company sponsors and supports an organization, you always hope for a great opportunity to align what the company cares about with what the organization does. That’s what made the Dal Originals series, which ran in the pages of The Chronicle Herald, a dream fit,” she said.
“We’re constantly on the hunt for rich stories about incredible Nova Scotians making a meaningful contribution and the Originals series celebrated members of the Dalhousie family who have done precisely that.”
The Chronicle Herald, the largest daily newspaper east of Montreal, is a formative information source in Atlantic Canada with a legacy of independence and a vital part of the fabric of the communities it serves. It is part of the SaltWire Network, which publishes multiple daily and weekly newspapers in Atlantic Canada.
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