“I have many fond memories of my time at Dal but my fondest memories predate my time as a student and go back to when I was a young girl. My father and mother both spent their entire working careers at Dalhousie. As a result, I spent many hours on campus. My favourite spot was The Tupper Building where my father was a biochemist. There we would conduct experiments in his lab, play ping pong in the basement (where we knew there were other fascinating places to visit but were not allowed to enter!). The custodian and the security guard at the time knew me well and it was a safe place of wonder for me and my girlfriends, who loved to join me, at Dalhousie with my Dad. When I studied at Dal, I went with a tight group of friends whom I had grown up with in Halifax. Despite being dispersed across several faculties, we always met in the Green Room to regroup. Today, I still see that same group of friends very regularly and we often go down memory lane, usually in hysterics, remembering our time together at university. This year marks 30 years since we graduated and we are all in denial! Now, I work at Dal as the Executive Director of Alumni Engagement. I am amazed every day when I look at the work the students, faculty and staff are undertaking. The world will be a better place because of game-changing initiatives, partnerships and collaborations happening at the university. We can be proud of our past and very excited about our future. Happy 200th, Dalhousie University. You are truly a part of my bones (I left out that I live on Dalhousie Street, but it is true)!”Sheila B.