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Grad profile: Mastering the public sector

Link to article Photo from dal.ca Posted by Jen Schwetje May 29, 2018 “I feel like I know what I’m talking about now. I understand how different kinds of organizations work in a way I didn’t before,” says Jessica McCarthy after proudly earning her Master of Public Administration (Management) degree this spring. She completed the program… Continue reading Grad profile: Mastering the public sector

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Grad profile: Bringing sustainability back home

May 29, 2018 Link to article “I believe that industry and the environment can be very good friends,” says Monica Del Aguila. She has worked in the health, safety and environmental sector of the oil and mining industry for 10 years since completing her bachelor’s degree in forestry engineering in Peru. Over the years she… Continue reading Grad profile: Bringing sustainability back home

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GRAD PROFILE: ENGINEERING CONNECTIONS

May 30, 2018 Link to article Sometimes what you pick up outside of the classroom is as valuable as what you learn in a lecture. Graduating Master of Engineering (MEng) Internetworking students Olayinka Oluwole and Arun Kumar share how working at the Sexton Design and Technology Library enhanced their student experience at Dal. For her… Continue reading GRAD PROFILE: ENGINEERING CONNECTIONS

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New cyber awareness training for staff

March 19, 2018 The only thing worse than having your computer compromised by a nasty worm or virus is realizing it was your own misguided click that made it happen. A new mandatory training program hopes to prevent NSCC staff from having to feel that sort of shame while also protecting NSCC’S digital infrastructure.   By… Continue reading New cyber awareness training for staff

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Nicole Tufts knows her strengths and it’s good business

By Jen Schwetje Nov. 24, 2017 Self-awareness is the key to success, according to Nicole Tufts. The co-owner of Riot Snack Bar and the recently opened Vandal Donuts overcame illness, discovered her strengths and created a career she is passionate about. Before becoming a successful restaurateur, Tufts spent six years in the Canadian Armed Forces… Continue reading Nicole Tufts knows her strengths and it’s good business

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Halifax locals use barter system, turn useless clutter into valued needs

By Jen Schwetje Oct. 18, 2017 Trade a frying pan for a party dress, swap an office chair for a bread maker or offer up some homemade soup for a couple of used books. The Bunz Trading Zone Halifax Facebook group gives Haligonians a place to unload clutter in exchange for things they need. Founded… Continue reading Halifax locals use barter system, turn useless clutter into valued needs