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CITIZEN DALHOUSIE of

2017

Halifax · Truro | Nova Scotia | Canada


What does it mean to be a of

CITIZEN DALHOUSIE?


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STUDENT At Dalhousie, your ambition will be fuelled by an inspiring academic experience, a balanced lifestyle and a welcoming environment. You’ll shape your university experience just as much as it shapes you. After you graduate, you’ll continue to be part of a community that’s changing the world.

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Dalhousie is one of Canada’s most respected universities and has an international reputation for academic excellence, innovative research and rich student experience. Beyond teaching and learning, our faculty and students are leaders in their communities, across the country and around the world. This is a place where your hard work, tenacity and sense of adventure are rewarded. You’re challenged to be the best version of yourself – and get the support to make it happen. We recognize that the Dalhousie community sits on traditional Mi’kmaq territory and we value our relationship with all Indigenous peoples.

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18,500

students

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16%

international students

RHODES SCHOLARS

exchange and study abroad opportunities in more than 43 countries

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130,000

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40+ PhD PROGRAMS

58% Nova Scotia

students from outside

1,100 faculty

(over 90% have their PhD)

$135 MILLION IN FUNDED RESEARCH

EACH YEAR

campus locations: Halifax and Truro

OVER

180 PROGRAMS

90+ MASTER’S PROGRAMS

$24

MILLION

in undergraduate scholarships and bursary support and $16 million in student employment opportunities.

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HISTORY with US

There’s never been a better time to be a Dalhousie student. Our 200th anniversary is on the horizon. It’s a milestone reached by only a small number of Canadian universities. In 2018, we’ll mark two centuries of prestigious tradition, discovery and far-reaching impact. We’ll celebrate our past and look boldly to our future. With special events and unique learning opportunities throughout the year, this special occasion means a once-in-a-lifetime experience for you. It’s the dawn of a new century at Dalhousie. And it begins with you.

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CITY is your CAMPUS

Cozy and cultured, lively and laid­­­‑back – Dalhousie and the city of Halifax are inseparable. Here, you can be a part of something big. Halifax becomes your classroom and your playground. It’s your place to shine – from the neighbourhood you live in to the connections you make in your community – it’ll be second nature to get involved. Explore, create and live in a place that speaks to you. O C E A N A RO U N D E V E RY T U R N Find beaches and boat clubs right down the street or a quick drive away. Grab a longboard and paddle out for your first surf. Learn how to sail at the local club. Or sign up for scuba classes. Dive into the great big Atlantic and gain a whole new perspective. N OVA S C OT I A B O U N D Spend weekends and weeknights digging into Nova Scotia. It’s all so close. You can hike Cape Blomidon one weekend and cycle the Cabot Trail the next. Find your favourite nooks and crannies in your downtime. 10


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CAMPUS is your CITY E X P LO R E H A L I FA X It’s right at your doorstep. Discover our thriving music and theatre scenes. From farmers’ markets to food trucks, local fashionistas to hockey heroes, Halifax is a small city that feels big. DISCOVER NEW FAVOURITES through the 400+ things to eat, shop, see and do in downtown Halifax. GET COMFORTABLE at the Halifax Central Library with its five floors of study space, books and cozy cafes. FIND A TREASURE when strolling Queen Street’s vintage clothing shops. RUN THE TRAILS of Point Pleasant Park on a sunny afternoon in the city’s South End. GO GREEN with the 93% of residents in Halifax who compost, the highest percentage in urban Canada. THE OLD TOWN CLOCK, a famous landmark, has been keeping time since 1803. GRAB THE FERRY to Dartmouth using your transit UPass. OUR HALIFAX CAMPUS is just 300 metres from the waters of the Atlantic. Our aquatron even pumps salt water directly from the ocean to our research labs.

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GLOBAL change

Home to our agricultural campus, Truro is Nova Scotia’s hub, connecting the campus and surrounding communities to the rest of Atlantic Canada. Modern agriculture at Dalhousie brings together the land and the lab, innovation and invention, students and professors. Our hands-on learning and research opportunities connect you with the world in ways that make a real difference. Every day the work and research of our students and faculty puts better food on our tables, richer soil in the ground and greater resources at our fingertips.

COZY COMMUNITY With around 1,000 students, our agricultural campus is a close-knit community you’ll want to contribute to. And just minutes from the town of Truro, you can spend your weekend mornings at the local farmers’ market or strolling Main Street. NEVER A DULL MOMENT There’s always something to keep you busy. Volunteer at the SPCA, take up tidal bore rafting or climb Jacob’s Ladder at Victoria Park. Or try your hand at something totally new, like the College Royal Competition or our national champion Woodsmen team. T H E H E A RT O F N OVA S C OT I A It’s easy to explore Nova Scotia from our campus in Truro. Drive the Sunrise Trail in just 45 minutes and swim the warmest waters in the province. Grab a friend and take a weekend trip to Halifax. It’s just an hour away.

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our AGRICULTURAL CAMPUS in TRURO HECTARES OF LAND Featuring residences, labs, classrooms, greenhouses, a working farm, research and recreation facilities.

ANIMAL SCIENCE

AQUACULTURE YEARS OF HISTORY The campus is steeped in history and is redefining modern agriculture every day.

AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS

BIOVET SCIENCE ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES INTERNATIONAL FOOD BUSINESS

PLANT SCIENCE GARDENS Our students become stewards of the land from the moment they arrive.

INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

ENGINEERING LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

PRE‑VET

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WHO YOU ARE

We have enough programs, classes, majors and minors to ensure that you’ll find the thing that moves you. From costume studies, management, aquaculture, health professions, film and applied computer science to sociology, biovet science, food business and classics, we cover the entire range of academic possibility. You can also explore journalism and humanities electives at our partner university next door, the University of King’s College. Want to pair math with music? Go for it. Think physics and computer science are a natural fit? We do too. Come talk to one of our student advisors about how to turn that one Shakespeare course into a minor that makes majoring in Earth Sciences a degree that fits you. Whether you’re into studying the past or contemplating the future, Dalhousie will help you build a program that’s all your own.

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MORE THAN

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AGRICULTURE ARTS

ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING

SOCIAL

COMPUTER SCIENCE

DENTISTRY

ENGINEERING HEALTH PROFESSIONS

MANAGEMENT

LAW

SCIENCE MEDICINE GRADUATE

STUDIES

A D D T H E S E U N I QU E C L A S S E S TO Y O U R M A J O R A N D M I N O R F O R A N U N F O RG E T TA B L E S E M E S T E R

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Introductory Sanskrit (RELS 1600)

COURSES

SCIENCES

180 PROGRAMS

12 FACULTIES

WANT to BE History of the Future (HIST 1510)

Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Natural Disasters (ERTH 1060)

The Blue Planet (OCEA 2000) Animal Behaviour (PSYO 2160)

Introduction to Experimental Robotics (CSCI 1108)

Local Governance, Citizen Engagement and Sustainability (SUST 2000) Innovation (MGMT 2902) International Food Policy (INFB 1000)

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MAJORS and MINORS FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE (PROGRAMS AVAILABLE ON THE AGRICULTURAL CAMPUS ONLY)

Bachelor of Agriculture (WITH CAH VILENTUM IN THE NETHERLANDS)

• International Food Business Bachelor of Science • Bioveterinary Science Bachelor of Science (Agriculture) • Agricultural Business • Agricultural Economics • Animal Science • Aquaculture • Environmental Sciences • Integrated Environmental Management • Plant Science

• History • History of Science and Technology • International Development Studies • Music • Philosophy • Political Science • Religious Studies • Russian Studies • Sociology and Social Anthropology • Spanish and Latin American Studies • Theatre   Acting, Costume Studies, Scenography, Theatre Studies Bachelor of Music

Bachelor of Technology • Landscape Architecture

FACULTY OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Diploma in Engineering

Bachelor of Applied Computer Science

(AVAILABLE ON THE AGRICULTURAL CAMPUS AND IN HALIFAX)

(CO-OP OPTION)

Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Bachelor of Computer Science

Technology Diplomas • Veterinary, Managed Landscapes,   Plant Science, Business Management

• Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems • Communication Technologies and Cyber Security • Data Science • Graphics, Gaming and Media

(CO-OP OPTION)

FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING Bachelor of Community Design • Environmental Planning • Environment, Sustainability and Society • Urban Design Studies

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING Diploma in Engineering (AVAILABLE IN HALIFAX AND ON THE AGRICULTURAL CAMPUS)

Bachelor of Engineering (CO-OP OPTION)

FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Bachelor of Arts • Canadian Studies • Classics • Contemporary Studies • Creative Writing • Early Modern Studies • English • Environment, Sustainability and Society • European Studies • French • Gender and Women’s Studies • German

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• Chemical • Civil • Electrical • Environmental • Industrial • Materials • Mechanical • Mineral Resource Bachelor of Engineering concurrent with • Bachelor of Science • Bachelor of Arts


FACULTY OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS

FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT

Bachelor of Science (Health Promotion) Bachelor of Science (Kinesiology) Bachelor of Science (Nursing)* Bachelor of Science (Recreation) Bachelor of Health Science • Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound • Nuclear Medicine Technology • Radiological Technology • Respiratory Therapy

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Science (Recreation) / Bachelor of Management combined

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High school applications are restricted to residents of Nova Scotia only for September 2017 intake. First-year option. For more information visit dal.ca/disp.

FACULTY OF SCIENCE

Bachelor of Science • Actuarial Science • Accounting • Biochemistry and Molecular • Entrepreneurship   Biology (CO-OP OPTION) • Finance • Biology (CO-OP OPTION) • International Business • Chemistry (CO-OP OPTION) • Managing People and Organizations • Earth Sciences (CO-OP OPTION) • Marketing Management • Economics (CO-OP OPTION) • Supply Chain and Logistics • Environment, Sustainability Management   and Society • Environmental Science Bachelor of Management   (CO-OP OPTION) (INTERNSHIP OPTION) • Integrated Science Program (ISP)** • Entrepreneurship and Innovation • Marine Biology (CO-OP OPTION) • Environment, Sustainability • Mathematics (CO-OP OPTION)   and Society • Microbiology and Immunology • Knowledge Management   (CO-OP OPTION) • Leadership and Organizations • Neuroscience • Management and Globalization • Ocean Sciences • Public Sector Management • Physics and Atmospheric Science Bachelor of Management /   (CO-OP OPTION) Bachelor of Science (Recreation) • Psychology combined • Statistics (CO-OP OPTION) (CO-OP PROGRAM)

Bachelor of Science (Medical Sciences)

MINOR OPTIONS Many subjects listed in the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences and the Faculty of Science can be added to an Arts, Science, Commerce, Management or Computer Science degree as a minor. The following are also available as minors: • Abrahamic Religions • American Studies • Applied Ethics • Ancient History • Arabic Studies • Bioethics • Black and African Diaspora Studies • Business • Chinese Studies • Classical Literature • Community Design • Computer Science

• Esoteric and Occult Traditions • Film Studies • Food Science • French Literature and Culture • Geography • German Philosophy • German Studies • Health Studies • Hispanic Cultures • Hispanic Literature • Indigenous Studies • Journalism

DAL.CA/PROGRAMS

• Law and Society • Management • Medieval Studies • Middle East Studies • Popular Culture • Security Studies • Sociology & Social Anthropology:   Critical Health Studies • Sociology & Social Anthropology:   Economy, Work and Development • Sociology & Social Anthropology:   Social Justice & Inequality

ADDITIONAL AREAS OF STUDY These programs require one or more years of post-secondary study and cannot be taken directly after high school: • Architecture (CO-OP PROGRAM) • Audiology • Business Administration • Dental Hygiene • Dentistry • Environmental Landscape Horticulture

• Environmental Design Studies • Law • Library and Information Studies • Medical Laboratory Technology • Medicine • Meteorology • Occupational Therapy

For more information about our partnership with the University of King’s College, visit their website.

• Pharmacy • Physiotherapy • Planning (CO-OP PROGRAM) • Public Administration • Small Business Management • Speech Language Pathology • Social Work

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Exploration comes naturally at Dalhousie. We’re a research-intensive university, one of the U15 in Canada, and our students can get involved in unique projects from day one. Finding out more about the world drives each and every Dalhousie researcher. From the tree of life to entrepreneurship, or the depths of the ocean to art in public spaces, the minds at Dalhousie are continually pushing the boundaries of science and society.

Over $135 million in funded research conducted each year

50 Canada Research Chairs

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YOURSELF

F U N D A M E N TA L C H A N G E Dalhousie is home to humanitarian Romeo Dallaire’s Child Soldiers Initiative, which is committed to ending the use of children in armed conflict. C L I M AT E C RU S A D E R Dr. Randall Martin is part of an international team that is using satellite technology to identify unreported major sources of sulfur dioxide pollution around the world. P I O N E E R I N G R E S E A RC H Dr. Jason Berman and Dr. Graham Dellaire are conducting biomedical research to develop safer, less toxic cancer treatments. B E S T PE R F O R M A N C E Dr. Roberta Barker, a theatre historian, is one of the first members of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. GET UP AND GO Dr. Mary Kilfoil, through the Starting Lean Program, engages entrepreneurial students in innovative classroom startups. R E S I L I E N T R E S E A RC H Dr. Michael Ungar, a family therapist and professor of social work, brings together expert knowledge from around the world to address youth mental health issues.

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COLLEAGUE. mentor.

Your classmates and friends are just one part of the community you’ll discover at Dalhousie. Here, your professors, teaching assistants and student advisors will support you, push you and motivate you. Their perspectives will challenge how you think. Give you opportunities to grow. And, most importantly, you’ll learn from their knowledge and experience. They’re more than an academic community. They’re your mentors and your cheering section.

A RT S A N D S O C I A L S C I E N C E S Debate some of society’s biggest ethical questions alongside Dr. Duncan MacIntosh, an expert on decision and action theory. COMPUTER SCIENCE Assist Dr. Derek Reilly in studying humancomputer interaction and create interactive community projects in the process. One outcome of the work: an annual entry in Nocturne, Halifax’s nighttime art festival. H E A LT H P RO F E S S I O N S Study the effects of functional food and pre-competition meals on running performance with Dr. Jo Welch in Kinesiology.

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LEARN FROM PROFESSORS LIKE DR. JEFF DAHN: LITHIUM ION BATTERY EXPERT, RESEARCH PARTNER OF TESLA MOTORS AND WINNER OF A GOVERNOR GENERAL’S INNOVATION AWARD. BENEFIT FROM ONE OF THE LOWEST STUDENT‑TO‑PROFESSOR RATIOS AMONG CANADA’S U15 UNIVERSITIES.

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OVERSEAS go UNDER SEA

E XC H A N G E P RO G R A M S Finding your wings is easier than you think ­– we have flexible exchange and study abroad programs that will work for you. Ever want to visit places like China, Denmark or Wales? We can get you there.

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exchange partner institutions

You could study in: Argentina Australia China Czech Republic

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Denmark England Finland France

Germany Hong Kong Iceland Ireland

Italy Korea New Zealand Norway

Peru Portugal Russia Scotland

Sierra Leone Spain Sweden Tanzania

The Gambia The Netherlands United States Wales


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OUTof BOUNDS CO - OPS AND INTERNSHIPS We’ve helped students find unique opportunities to work and study across Nova Scotia, Canada and the world. Co-ops and internships let you get ready for what’s next, learn from experts and gain hands-on experience. This could even be your chance to start a business all your own.

OUR STUDENTS HAVE WORKED WITH BIG NAMES AROUND THE WORLD: Google Tesla Motors KPMG Bank of Canada

Shell Stantec Bell United Way

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2,500+

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THE BUILDINGS New students are guaranteed a place in residence (the application deadline is June 30). 12 residences (9 in Halifax, 3 in Truro). Approximately 75% (Halifax) and 50% (Truro) of our rooms are single occupancy.  iFi and an entertainment package are W always provided in residence rooms.  afe and secure buildings – many offer S 24-hour front desk support.

THE FOOD 3 meal plan options for on-campus students in Halifax. Choose from 14, 19 and unlimited meals per week. Our Truro students always have an unlimited meal plan. Meal plans for off-campus students are also available. We use locally sourced food whenever possible. 4 dining halls available in Halifax and 1 on our Truro campus.  lenty of food options: vegan, vegetarian, P gluten free, dairy free and halal. Halifax dining halls host guest chef nights where our in-house executive chef leads a cooking school for students.

THE LIFESTYLE You’ll have a designated residence assistant (a current upper‑year student and mentor) and a residence life manager or don for help and support.  As and residence councils organize events R throughout the year like floor dinners, study sessions, outings to sporting events and our annual eco-Olympics. Grab a late night snack in your residence during exams. In Halifax, compete in our annual residence charity face-offs and raise money for the IWK Health Centre – students have raised over $180,000. In Truro, get your game on and join in the fun of year-round House Challenges. 25


so much more than a PLACE to STAY We know life in residence is so much more than your bed, desk and WiFi network. It’s about the people you’ll meet and the community you’ll find. These are the classmates, friends and study partners who’ll stay with you from first year to forever. Find your place to recharge and get ready to tackle each day with new friends. Whether you choose Halifax or Truro, we’ll help you find your East Coast address. SAFETY FIRST

D O N ’ T WO R RY, W E ’ V E G OT T H I S Dalhousie offers guaranteed residence to new students. We’ve got a spot for you; all you have to do is apply for residence by June 30.

Close to classes and always secure, residence makes an easy transition to life away from home.

LIVING IS EASY

Our residence clusters are designed around your personal and academic interests. So you can find a community that you know will be right for you.

Everything is right outside your door. Grab your university transit pass and start exploring. Y O U R RO O M , Y O U R C A L L Feel like living solo? Definitely want a roommate? Suite set-up more your scene? We’ve got residences that are right for you.

C L A S S M AT E TO F L AT M AT E

OFF- CAMPUS, ON-POINT Nothing says Nova Scotia like a roomy, colourful house to call your own. On safe, tree-lined streets just minutes from campus and from downtown, we can help you find just the flat for you (and a few close friends).

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ALMOST COMPLETELY SURROUNDED BY OCEAN WATERS, OUR WEATHER IS MODERATED AND INFLUENCED BY THE SEA.


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SIGN up We’ve got clubs, societies, athletics, student government, music and theatre and more. Find anything and everything to give your life at Dalhousie balance. Discover just some of the options we have below: R E C RU I T A S T U D Y G RO U P Commerce Society, Arts and Social Sciences Society, French Society, Dalhousie University Nursing Society, Dalhousie Women in Technology Society, Pre-Medical Student Society, Theatre Society, Robotics, Undergraduate History Society, Oceanography Undergraduate Society VA R S I T Y, I N T R A M U R A L A N D J U S T - F O R - F U N AT H L E T I C T E A M S M A K E F O R A N U N L I M I T E D S P O RT I N G L I F E Rowing Club, Dal Tae Kwon Do (DALTKD), DalDance, Dal Cheer, Varsity Council, Equestrian Society, e-Sports Society, Ski and Snowboard Society, Outdoors Society, Judo Society D O S O M E T H I N G TOTA L LY N E W Dalhousie Comedy Society, Dalhousie Magic Society, Dalhousie Entrepreneurial Society, Model United Nations Society LEND A HELPING HAND DalOxfam, Dalhousie Artists for Animals (DAFA), Dal Gets REAL, Heart4Heart (H4H), Medical Campus Response Team, Urban Gardening Society, DalOUT, Dalhousie Random Acts of Kindness (DalRAK) F I N D S O M E T H I N G Y O U C A N O N LY D O O N O U R AG R I C U LT U R A L C A M P U S Ambassadors Club, Cinema Politica, Aquaculture Club, Golden Ram, Pre-Vet Club, Woodsmen Team

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COMMUNITY Our warm East Coast community means that there’s always someone willing to lend a hand. From help finding the books for Chemistry 1011 to help editing your paper, support at Dalhousie is just around the corner. Better yet, why not volunteer yourself? Pick up a shift at the Dalhousie Bike Centre or at the Global Health office. And if you want to make a difference off campus, our students are in communities every day getting involved and giving back.

Dalhousie’s support system includes: Aboriginal Student Centre

Financial Advising

Academic Advising

Group and Personal Counselling

Access Services Centres

Health Services

Athletic Centres

International Centres

Bike Centres

IT Help Desk

Black Student Advising Centre

Loaded Ladle

Bookstores

Mathematics and Statistics Learning Centre

Career and Leadership Development Centre Chemistry Resource Centre

Off-campus Housing Office

Co-curricular Record

Off-campus Student Lounge

Community Assistants (Off-campus Student Support)

Research Support

Community Gardens

South House (Sexual and Gender Resource Centre)

Dal Allies (LGBTQ+ Support) DalConnects (Leadership Certificate Program) DSU Wellness Room

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Multifaith Centre

Social Worker (Halifax)

Study Skills Coaching/Tutoring Writing Centres


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EXPLORE Explore Dal.ca for info on: program options, campus life, admissions, Halifax and Truro. Attend a university fair or Dalhousie high school visit. Attend an Open House. Stay connected and join our online community:  /futuredalstudents  @MyFutureisDal and dal.ca/connect.

APPLY Take a campus tour. Choose a program and apply. Attend an info session. Apply for scholarships by March 15. Say “yes” to your admission offer.

PLAN Apply for residence by June 30. Choose your courses. Attend a Dalhousie welcome session. Watch for info from Dal about courses, residence and orientation activities.

ARRIVE Move into residence. Attend orientation. Begin classes. Get to know your classmates and residence community. Meet with advisors.

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S T E P 1: SUBMIT YOUR ADMISSION AND SCHOLARSHIP A P P L I C AT I O N S Applications open October 15. To apply visit dal.ca/applynow and pick up to three program choices. Submit your applications for both admission and for scholarships by March 15 to be considered for awards. Some programs and awards have earlier application deadlines and may require separate forms. See dal.ca/admissions and dal.ca/scholarships for details.

S T E P 2: SEND OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS Have your official transcripts sent from your high school, college and/or university to the Registrar’s Office. Ontario students who have included an OUAC number on the application form are not required to submit official transcripts. Some programs require additional information or documents. Read the application carefully as it will indicate any additional required documents.

S T E P 3: C H E C K Y O U R S TAT U S If you applied online, you can check your application status by logging into the account you used to submit your application at dal.ca/applynow. All applicants who submit a complete application will receive an official letter in response to that application.

S T E P 4: C O N F I R M Y O U R S P OT

S T E P 5: A P P LY TO R E S I D E N C E

C O N TAC T T H E ADMISSIONS TEAM

To confirm your place in a program, pay your admission deposit by following the instructions in your acceptance package. Scholarship offers are sent out in mid-April. You will also be asked to officially confirm acceptance of specific scholarships by May 15.

As a new Dalhousie undergraduate student, you are guaranteed a place in residence if your admission deposit is paid and your residence application is complete by June 30. Apply online at dal.ca/online.

Phone: 902.494.2450 Email: admissions@dal.ca

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Grade 12 requirements Admission to programs at Dalhousie can be competitive; meeting the minimum entrance average does not guarantee admission. Degree program: English Math Science Applied Computer Science Arts Commerce Community Design Computer Science Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Engineering Health Promotion Kinesiology Management Medical Sciences1 Music2 Nuclear Medicine Technology Nursing

✓ ✓ * ✓ ✓ ✓ * ✓ ✓ * 1 Science ✓ ✓ ** ✓ ✓ * Physics and Biology ✓ ✓ ** Chemistry and Physics ✓ Biology or Chemistry ✓ ✓ * ✓ ✓ * ✓ ✓ ** ✓ ✓ ✓ * Physics and Chemistry ✓ ✓ * Biology and Chemistry ✓ ✓ * Physics, and one of

Radiological Technology Recreation Management Recreation (Therapeutic)

Science1

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3 other courses

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4 other courses

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3 other courses

75%

2 other courses

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3 other courses

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1 other course

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3 other courses

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3 other courses

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3 other courses

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3 other courses

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4 other courses

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1 other course

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3 other courses

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4 other courses

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1 other course

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3 other courses

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Biology or Physics

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3 other courses

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3 other courses

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3 other courses

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Technology Diplomas: Veterinary, Managed Landscapes, Engineering, Plant Science and Business Management3 */**For a complete list of Math courses that fulfil this requirement, see the chart on page 33. 1. Students who wish to complete first year in the Integrated Science Program must apply to the Bachelor of Science or Medical Sciences program and select the Integrated Science option on the application form. In addition to meeting the English and Math requirements for the BSc, students must also complete two of Chemistry, Biology or Physics and one additional university preparatory course. 2. Students applying to Music are also required to demonstrate proficiency as instrumental or vocal performers in an audition/interview, and knowledge of the basic rudiments of music theory (equivalent to Grade II theory, Royal Conservatory of Music) and aural dictation through written diagnostic tests. 3. See dal.ca/admissions for specific Faculty of Agriculture admission requirements.

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M AT H C O U R S E S T H AT F U L F I L T H E A D M I S S I O N R E QU I R E M E N T S

*Required Math (one of)

**Required Math (one of)

Alberta, Nunavut, NWT

Math 30-2, Math 30-1, Math 31

Math 30-1, Math 31

British Columbia, Yukon

Foundations of Math 12, Pre-Calculus 12, Calculus 12

Pre-Calculus 12, Calculus 12

Manitoba

Applied Math 40S, Pre-Calculus 40S

Pre-Calculus 40S

New Brunswick

Foundations of Math 12, Pre-Calculus 12A, Pre-Calculus 12B

Pre-Calculus 12A and Pre-Calculus 12B, Calculus 12

Newfoundland and Labrador

Academic Math 3201, Advanced Math 3200, Intro to Calculus 3208

Advanced Math 3200, Intro to Calculus 3208

Nova Scotia

Math 12, Adv. Math 12, Pre-Calculus 12, Calculus 12

Pre-Calculus 12, Calculus 12

Ontario

Data Management (MDM4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U)

Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U)

Prince Edward Island

Math 621A, 621B, 611B

Math 621B, 611B

Quebec

CEGEP Math

CEGEP Calculus I OR II

Saskatchewan

Foundations of Math 30, Pre-Calculus 30

Pre-Calculus 30, Calculus 30

Outside Canada

Senior Level Math

Senior Level Math (Pre-Calculus or Calculus)

IB Curriculum

Standard or Higher Level Math (including SL Math Studies)

Standard or Higher Level Math

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DO YOU WANT RECOGNITION FOR YOUR HARD WORK? YOU GOT IT. I N T E R N AT I O N A L B AC C A L AU R E AT E ( I B ) Students who complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma must receive a minimum of 26 points and meet the subject requirements listed on page 32. Those who complete HL subjects with grades of 5, 6 or 7 may be eligible for university credit. We also offer a second-year credit for TOK to eligible students who score a grade of C or higher. Diploma candidates are eligible for IB scholarships, along with general entrance scholarships and awards. To be considered, students must submit anticipated IB grades. For details visit dal.ca/ib. A DVA N C E D P L AC E M E N T (AP) COURSES Students may be eligible for university credit for AP courses with grades of 4 or 5. Completed AP courses are also considered during entrance award assessment. For details visit dal.ca/ap.

E A R LY A D M I S S I O N

To apply with a U.S.-based curriculum, students require SAT results with a total score of at least 1,100. ACT results are also acceptable with a composite score of at least 23 and no individual score of less than 20. Home‑schooled students can present a SAT or ACT score for admission and scholarship consideration.

(October 15-December 31)

TRANSFER STUDENTS If you have attended another post–secondary institution, you may be able to transfer to Dalhousie and receive credit for the courses you completed. Normally, a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 is required to be admitted as a transfer student. Some programs may require higher GPAs. For details, visit dal.ca/transfercredits.

BURSARIES AND T E M P O R A RY LOA N S

U . S . S T U D E N T LOA N P RO G R A M S

Despite careful planning, students sometimes run into financial hardship. Hundreds of Dalhousie students receive non‑repayable bursaries every year. Others are provided with temporary loans, visit dal.ca/moneymatters.

The U.S. Department of Education recognizes Dalhousie for the Direct Stafford and Plus Loan programs. Dalhousie is also recognized by some private lending agencies. Find information about the student loan application process for U.S. students attending a foreign school at dal.ca/studentloans.

THE CANADA STUDENT LOA N S P RO G R A M For details specific to your province or territory’s student loan office, visit dal.ca/studentloans. 36

S AT O R AC T S C O R E S

We begin considering applications in mid-October. If you wish to apply directly from high school and had a strong grade 11 year, you may want to apply early for admission. Your application will be considered based on your self-reported grade 11 final grades and anticipated grade 12 courses. To self-report your grades, complete the online application at dal.ca/applynow. You must include a list of your grade 11 courses and final grades and a list of planned grade 12 courses.

BUILDING A BUDGET If you’ve never budgeted before, now is a great time to start. Find helpful budgeting tips and suggestions at dal.ca/moneymatters.


E S T I M AT E D C O S T S Fall and Winter Term

CDN$

Tuition and incidental fees*

$8,267

Books and supplies

$1,350

Residence (lodging and food)**

$10,280

Canadian Student Total

$19,897

For International Students Tuition and incidental fees*

$8,277

Books and supplies

$1,350

Residence (lodging and food)** Differential fee Health insurance*** International Student Total

$10,280 $8,964 $491 $29,362

Tuition and incidental fees are based on approved rates for the 2016/17 academic year. * Based on courses in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Fees vary by program. Nova Scotia students are eligible for a $1,283 bursary from the Province of Nova Scotia. Bursary amount is based on a full course load. ** Based on the average residence rate for a double room and freedom meal plan. *** Based on 2016/17 rate and subject to change.

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WE SEE YOUR POTENTIAL. SEE HOW WE CAN HELP YOU ACHIEVE IT. Dalhousie’s entrance awards include scholarships and bursaries for students with the potential to shape and enrich our communities. Whether it’s academic achievement, athletic success, community leadership or overcoming challenges, what makes you unique may make you eligible for a wide range of award opportunities. Students applying directly from high school for September admission must submit a General Entrance Award Application and official transcripts by March 15 to be eligible for awards valued up to $41,900. Submitting this single application ensures consideration for the majority of our entrance awards. For more detail, including information about external and upper-year scholarships, visit dal.ca/scholarships.

C O M P L E T E Y O U R A P P L I C AT I O N F O R A D M I S S I O N B Y M A RC H 15.

ACCEPTED TO DAL? Submit your General Entrance Award Application (note: this is a separate application from the application for admission) and send your most recent official transcript to Dalhousie by March 15. You must apply for scholarships at dal.ca/online. You can apply online as early as mid-December.

WAITING TO RECEIVE YOUR ADMISSION DECISION? Submit your General Entrance Award Application (note: this is a separate application from the application for admission) and send your most recent official transcript to Dalhousie by March 15. If you’re still waiting to find out about your acceptance, you can download a paper application, available at dal.ca/entranceawards in February.

THEN ... CHECK DAL.CA/ONLINE

for General Entrance Award offers, which are available by April 15.

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REVIEW YOUR SCHOLARSHIP OFFER, which you’ll receive

by mail if you’re a student in Canada and by email if you’re a student in another country.

ACCEPT YOUR AWARD OFFER

at dal.ca/online by May 15.


AWARDS RANGING

from  $500− $41,900

1,400

3,400,000

$

AWARDED IN ENTRANCE FUNDING LAST YEAR

students received

ENTRANCE AWARDS LAST YEAR

Apply by MARCH 15

DAL.CA/SCHOLARSHIPS

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your TIMELINE OCTOBER 15 TO DECEMBER 31

FEBRUARY 28

Early admission period.

Application deadline for Vet Tech.

NOVEMBER

Attend Open House in Truro.

October

November

December

January

February

March

MARCH 15

OCTOBER

Attend Open House in Halifax.

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JANUARY 1

Regular admission begins.

Scholarship application deadline. Application deadline for Nursing and Medical Sciences.


APRIL 1

MAY 15

International student application deadline.

April

Admission deposit due. Scholarship offer acceptance deadline.

May

APRIL 15

Scholarship offers mailed out.

June

EARLY JUNE

JUNE 30

Application deadline for residence.

July

First–year registration opens. Residence rooms assigned.

August

September

LATE AUGUST /EARLY SEPTEMBER

Orientation. Residences open. Classes start.

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CITIZEN


YOU were meant to be


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