“Dalhousie faculty provided the leadership and mentorship that helped me to go from being a young South African student, filled with dreams, to being...”Debra B.
Dalhousie’s story is a series of chapters created by the students, alumni, faculty and staff who’ve walked our halls and shaped our community. We invite you to share your favourite memories—because your story is our story.
“developing a whole new group of friends and connections that I otherwise would have never met. Like most Dal alumni, Dalhousie University, was a...”Brenan F.
“Took about 20h flight to Dal and learnt how to live independently. Learnt how to deal with different unexpected situation by myself. ”Shubo W.
“The close relationships I developed with two professors who were real mentors. Professor Ian McAllister at the Department of Economics taught his students to...”Glenna L.
“A lot of people think that a degree in librarianship is a silly degree to have, but Dal enabled me to do so much...”Robyn G.
“In second year Microbiology, while rushing to prepare for that day's experiment, I lit the Bunsen burner and leaned over the bench to confirm...”Ian B.
“I will not be who I am today, personally and professionally, without Dal. Thank you, for everything!”Samina R.
“I met my lifelong friends at Dalhousie, which I cherish more than anything ”Joe S.
“On the first day of Econometrics class in grad school, a classmate stayed back at the end of class to chat and ask me...”Chayanika A.
“I was introduced to the world of knowledge and art at Dalhousie Theatre Acting program, 1978 to 1981. All I knew prior to attending...”Pat H.
“My daughter just finished her first year at Dal and loved it. I won't lie: Its an excuse to get back twice a year...”Paul K.
“Found love at the dome.”Steven Q.
“I dropped everything and moved across the country... and I can’t imagine doing it any differently! I have made friends for life at Dal...”Jordynn A.
“Having an amazing group of instructors.”Elly R.
“The opportunity Dalhousie provided me to grow was exceptional. It challenged me but Dal allowed me to find my place within the campus to...”Armaan A.
“It's been a while but I fondly remember the personalities of the professors in Chemistry department.”Wynne L.
“My Experience at Dal was one of exploring who I was. The international and work abroad dept gave me the opportunity to explore the...”Michel P.
“I enjoyed the community ( professors and students) in and around the School of Health and Human Performance. Expanding the way we look at...”Sara P.
“Discovering that one of my classmates and I coached the same athletes in different sports, at the same time, in Edmonton! (And that we...”Rebecca T.
“In 1996, Dalhousie University was to first to offer an MBA (Financial Services) tailored for the banking industry. Courses were structured to reflect the...”Rebecca B.
“Discovering what true friendship is. It's not that I hadn't had friends prior to coming to Dalhousie, it's that I was never placed in...”Kyle M.
“I made a visual arts community with the Artists of Dal society in my 2nd year. In my 3rd year, we collaborated with the...”Claudia G.
“Dal has provided me with endless opportunities. I first feel in love with Dal during my undergrad and returned to work for the university...”Jocelyn A.
“My parents met at Dalhousie during a summer Shakespeare course. They constantly talk about celebrating my mom's 21st birthday in that class with cake...”Emily F.
“A friend from Shirreff Hall set me up with one of her classmates. We're now married and we'll have been together for 10 years...”Catherine H.
“Dr. Shafai was and is an inspiration to his students and largely why I chose a career in global high tech. Without his guidance...”Jacqueline T.
“In taking Dr. Zitner's class, Clinical Care Fundamentals, how Dr. Zitner referenced it as “How to be a Doctor in 4 months”! During the...”Dennis S.
“I didn't grow up wanting to be an accountant. Who does? But Professor Carrol looked at me and told me I should be a...”Peter T.
“Spending countless hours with Sodales, the debate club!”Lars B.
“This is the first time living away from familiy and friends. But coming to Dal has brought me to a new family, new friends...”Sai Kishore E.
“I met some of my absolute best friends at Dal. Even though we are all spread out across the country, we keep in touch...”Beverly B.
“In 1953 our family moved to Dartmouth. I had just completed Grade XI at Saint John High School, but one day my mother announced...”Peter F.
“I remember Innovation & Creativity.”Charbel N.
“The opportunities and credentials that are available for co-curricular participation. To be able to engage in something you value other than education and contributing...”Punya R.
“The day I came for my interview at Dalhousie University, I saw Romeo Dallaire on the steps off Henry Hicks. A Canadian Hero. I...”Catherine B.
“I remember when my genetics prof came to class dressed as a wizard and taught us about Harry Potter genetics. ”Kelsey R.
“Getting the opportunity to participate in the BMGMT Internship Program was a game-changer. It really set me up for success post-graduation.”Greg V.
“Being a part of the Rowe JDC Case Competition Team was the highlight of my university experience. The confidence that I gained at JDC...”Amelia L.
“My parents wanted my siblings and I to finish high school and go onto University. I wanted my father to be with me during...”Sandra F.
“I met two of my closest friends the first day of Frosh Week. Our lives have all changed over the years, but we're still...”April M.
“Finding the people who matter the most in your life at Dal! ”Jordan W.
“Sixty years after graduation, it's a bit hard to remember details of my days at Dal. But wonderful days they were! I particularly cherish...”Marilla (Merritt) S.
“I met my wife at Dalhousie, while playing Dungeons & Dragons at a campus club. ”Matt O.
“The science coop program allowed me to gain valuable experience in my field and make new friends. ”Jordan G.
“So grateful I was a student there. Professor Herb Gamberg inspired me to become an educator. Thank you!”Kimberlea G.
“I had attended and quit college twice. But I loved Dal from the start and stayed. Now my daughter attends.”Paul K.
“I remember all of the amazing students, staff and faculty in the School of Health and Human Performance. We began as individuals and ended...”Jaime N.
“Doing the Harlem Shake during first year! And all of the snow days :) ”Nicole Y.
“The people I meet there while living in residence have remained lifelong friends. ”Jim S.
“I had the privilege of being a Student Ambassador on the Halifax Campus. I met so many incredible people from around the world by...”Maggie-Jane P.
“The lasting memory of spending time drinking (tea, what else!) and eating doughnuts with friends in the Grad House as a post-graduate student from...”David H.
“An entire Law Class of 1989 going through its three years of struggles without a library but with the ambition and skills to come...”Grant B.
“Dal is where my profession and my greatest friendships were born. I met two women while I was taking BA. I might never have...”Christine M.
“During my third year of my IDS degree I took a semester off and went to India to gain work experience at a local...”Jennifer S.
“When I laid eyes on the Dal campus, I was smitten. I could see myself sitting on the quad and entering those old buildings...”Tara G.
“There was a lot of positive energy and there were a lot of possibilities and opportunities to meet new people and learn new stuff...”Marie‑Geneviève N.
“Loved the learning that I did. It was a great community and had some really excellent guidance from some fascinating professors. Learn more about...”Shanley M.
“IDS gave me very good interdisciplinary look into a lot of different stuff. It was a really nice way to bring together diverse interests...”Jacqueline E.
“Dal was this launching point for me to really build my adult self. It was the environment where I was able to craft the...”Taylor Q.
“The Gothic Novel class I took on Thursday evenings (way back in the early 90s) and how I convinced my boyfriend at the time...”Belina C.
“I am a Costumer Designer, Artist, and Educator. I graduated from The Costume Studies Program in 1980. I had met the program's founder, Robert...”Bonnie D.
“Winning my first case competition. When I first started at Dalhousie being in front of people and presenting and arguing a case probably sounded...”Merilyn L.
“Your friendships will span decades! Met one of my BFFs in Summer O, July 2001... and another in a first class in September 2001...”Jen F.
“One of the best facilities and great place to grow and evolve from a student to an engineer. ”Neha A.
“It is an honour for me to have completed a program at Dalhousie, and there is a bit of family pride involved in it...”Pete S.
“I grew up in a small town in Vermont where everybody knew each other. When I told my parents I was going to school...”Paul J.
“I graduated from Dal in '89. My folks came down. It was a great day. And now my daughter starts this Fall.”Paul K.
“It was a very enjoyable time. We used to go into the restaurants and for 25 cents, you got a meal. 25 cents! I'll...”Max G.
“I submit a photo from 1921 including my mother M.R."Dalhousie" Armitage on the left of the lady holding the basketball (Connie Young). My mother...”Ian M.
“I joined TUNS School of Computer Science in 1981. At that time, there were four faculty members, about four grad students, no undergrad students...”Michael S.
“Every single moment from my first day at Dal was the best. I had some up and downs but I would not trade this...”Madhav M.
“When Kathryn Sullivan, Dal grad and first woman to walk in space, came to lecture, three generations of my family went to listen. My...”Sara D.
“I took a summer course in the English Department and I remember attending a Shakespeare class taught by Carolyn Greenberg in 1979. There was...”Gail F.
“My favourite memories are those that arose from late-night studio hours. At midnight, we would often congregate on the winding stair to the studios...”Jennifer C.
“My favourite Dal memory is from the day the United States President Bill Clinton came to the Arts and Administration Building. My co-workers, as...”Helen W.
“I have many fond memories of my time at Dal but my fondest memories predate my time as a student and go back to...”Sheila B.
“In October 2014, ITS hosted an Atlantic IT university conference near our Truro campus. The enthusiasm and creativity from our staff members added a...”Bev H.
“I completed my Theatre degree at Dal in the 1980s while working full-time in computing services. My classes were during the day so I...”Lesley B.
“The day I graduated from the Corporate Residency MBA program I not only hugged my classmates, but also my profs and the administrators who...”Mary-Eleanor P.