Dr. Strang has shown his leadership related to this pandemic and has increased the profile of public health in the province by clearly demonstrating its importance. Unfortunately it took a pandemic to do this as Dr. Strang has been a strong advocate for improving overall health through increasing physical activity and healthy lifestyles which fell upon deaf ears. Maybe now our government and policy makers will better appreciate the need for investing in a strong public health system and this scholarship will support the next generation of policy researchers and policy makers to lead the way.
We need more health care workers from all races and cultures. Our current COVID situation has emphasized the need for more health care workers in hospitals, nursing homes and home care. I hope equity in health services grows so that our community benefits from the equity.
Having graduated in 1974 I continue to apply the insights explored and rediscovered throughout my life. I hope the Commerce100 Fund will have a lasting impact on students needing encouragement in their studies and beyond.
Gar and Susan Moffatt
I am pleased to support students in need as a way to mark 100 years of Commerce at Dal. As a proud alum I am most excited about the new graduates and the impact they will make on the world!
Tonie Chaltas (Arnold)
From being the President of the Commerce Society, leading the renovation of the commerce house to friendships that have lasted a lifetime, my time as a Commerce student set me on my path. Thank you Dal!
We have to take care of the next generation and lift each other up. Every little bit helps!
These are such difficult times to be a student anywhere. For those of us who remember wonderful times at Dal studying in much happier circumstances, giving some financial support to today's students is the least we can do.
I am happy to support the students of Dalhousie University, the educational institution from which I graduated and then 37 years later from which I retired.
I know firsthand how hard it is to attend university while struggling with mental health issues. I cannot even imagine adding COVID-19 and isolation to the mix. I want students to know you are not alone and you will get through this. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
We all have to do our part to make life easier for our fellow students in need. Keep up the great work!
I have friends and loved ones who have been impacted by mental health issues. This is a great initiative, and an important cause. Together we can help as many students as we can reach their full potential in spite of the challenges brought about by Covid.