Extracurriculars

     

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Extracurriculars
Date: November, 2010

Canada’s Place in the World: How can we fix our foreign policy?

Siobhan Coady, Member of Parliament for St. John’s South - Mount Pearl

Last month, for the first time in six decades, Canada failed to win a seat on the United Nations Security Council. In the past year, we’ve run our first trade deficits in decades. What does this say about Canada’s place in the world? What must we do to restore our Canadian tradition of global leadership?

Date: January, 2011

Dean A. Connor is the Chief Operating Officer of Sun Life Financial Global and oversees Sun Life’s Canadian operations, which include enterprise services and technology, human resources and marketing. Formerly, Mr. Connor was the President of Sun Life Financial Canada.

He will be sharing valuable insights on determinants of success in the business world with emphasis on leadership, ethics, and the development of people.

Mr. Connor’s presentation to students is a great opportunity to learn about leadership in the working world.

Date: November, 2010

“In a time of continuing crises and polarizing viewpoints, can the world agree on an ethical and sustainable approach to the global economy?”

Kamran Mofid is a new Adjunct Professor in the School of Business Administration. He received his BA and MA in economics from the University of Windsor and his PhD in economics from the University of Birmingham. Dr Mofid has been a frequent speaker at major international conferences and universities. His work is highly interdisciplinary, drawing on Economics, Politics, International Relations, Theology, Culture, Ecology, Ethics and Spirituality. His writings have appeared in leading scholarly journals, popular magazines, and newspapers.

Date: October, 2010

The Faculty of Management invites you to participate in an “Amazing Race-esque” styled Homecoming event with a “Zero Footprint” theme that reflects the Faculty’s commitment to sustainability.

Team up with fellow alumni, students, faculty and staff to solve destination clues that will lead you to various locations throughout the Rowe Building and across campus. At each station, team members will be required to complete a task which is a little bit educational and a whole lot of fun! Once all tasks are complete, or when 100 minutes have elapsed (whichever comes first), all teams will return to home base at the Rowe for prizes, refreshments and socializing!

Date: February, 2011

The 2011 Dorothy J. Killam Memorial Lecture Series is co-sponsored by Dalhousie’s College of Sustainability. The lectures will be held February 10 and March 17, 2011, and feature internationally-renowned speakers Kartikeya Sarabhai and William Rees. Read the DalNews story.

Both lectures are free of charge and will take place in Ondaatje Hall in the McCain Building. Starting time is 7:00 p.m.; please arrive early as seating is limited. A reception will follow.

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Date: February, 2011

Mr. George was a co-founder of Gammon Gold and for 14 years led its transformation from a small exploration company to one of the largest gold and silver producers in México. The firm is listed on the Toronto, New York, American and Berlin stock exchanges.

Well known for his energy and ability to motivate others, Fred will share his story and experiences as the company grew from its roots to a major mining company with a current market capitalization of $2.4 billion. Along the way Fred has given generously to his community, both with his time and with donations such as these: Sacred Heart School for a new state-of-the-art gym named in his honour; a $1 million donation to the Frank McKenna Building at St. Francis Xavier University which led to the establishment of the Fred George Leadership Course; acting as a major sponsor for the Autism Organization and the Special Olympics. As a result of these and other efforts Fred was recognized by former U.S. President William J. Clinton, and is working with the Clinton Foundation, where he attends the annual Trustee Meeting and contributes innovative ideas for solving the world’s problems.

Type: Fundraising Event
Date: September, 2009

In 2005, a group of MBA students turned a class project into a real event by creating "A Toast to the Coast". This annual dinner and silent auction has consistently raised awareness and funds for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

This year the event was run by another round of Dalhousie MBA students and raised $7,000.

Type: Student Run Event
Date: April, 2010

The Halifax Dump and Run is a worthwhile environmental and social justice initiative organized annually by Dalhousie University graduate students in partnership with Saint Mary's University, and other community groups on the Halifax peninsula. Dump and Run is an annual event now in its tenth year and is currently under the responsibilities of the Dalhousie Net Impact Chapter and Saint Mary's University Environmental Society (SMUES).

Both the Dalhousie Net Impact Chapter and SMUES has taken a keen interest in fostering the idea of environmental responsibility, with the Dump and Run as our featured event. This event is an oversized community garage sale held at the end of April or the start of May. The main purpose of this event is to divert waste from the local landfills and neighbouring streets. As a recycling and waste diversion project, it is an enormous success. In 2009 nearly 8 metric tons of goods, furniture, clothing, books, and other items were sold at the Dump and Run in lieu of being sent to landfill.

Apart from its environmental value, the Dump and Run also makes a valuable contribution to the community through the distribution of funds and non-perishable food items to local marginalized groups. In 2009 the Dump and Run, held in the Studley Gym at Dalhousie University, raised almost $11,000. All proceeds from the event go to local non-profit and charitable groups.