It’s a powerful thing when a community comes together to support those who are struggling. That deep-rooted concern and compassion for one another is what makes the Dalhousie community truly great.
Many Dal students are facing unprecedented and immediate hardships as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, and they need your help. Your support to the Student Emergency Relief Fund will go to the area of greatest student need during this crisis, such as:
• Loss of part-time or summer employment
• Unexpected travel costs and travel restrictions
• Food insecurity issues
• Housing concerns, including rent and utilities
Your donation – no matter the size – will have an immediate and lasting impact on Dalhousie students as they navigate through this unprecedented time. Every dollar helps. If you would like more information about this campaign or how to make a multi-year gift, please contact: Ben McIsaac, AVP Development at Ben.McIsaac@dal.ca or by phone at 902-494-4576.
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These are challenging times for some students. Thus, it is important to support students as you would like to be supported should you be in the same situation.
I would like to dedicate this to the President of Dalhousie University, Dr. Deep Saini, who wrote me a most encouraging personal note earlier this year. His thoughtfulness in reaching out to me personally, with a supportive letter, is most appreciated. As a former student who benefitted tremendously from my years at Dal, I am eager to support the students of today who are facing unprecedented challenges.
I just can't imagine being a university student, struggling already financially and having to navigate the perils of quaranting, social isolation and loss of summer employment/clinical hours... I hope this small amount can help alleviate a bit of that worry for existing students!
I want to support students in need at this critical time so that can succeed with their dreams.
We shall come out of this soon and will be stronger together.
This may be the area of the most immediate need, so I hope it is useful.
So many students rely on the salary they earn completing work-integrated-learning and summer jobs in order to support their academic pursuits. The impact of Covid-19 on the availability of student jobs is enormous. Having worked in the student career field for the lions-share of my university career, I am thrilled to be able to support this project Dal initiative using the money I am saving on gas while not commuting to work everyday.
Stay strong ... stay focussed and above all .... be kind. We are all in this together and together we will overcome our current challenges.
Even in good times, many undergraduates live on the edge financially. As a retired professor, I can only imagine how stressful this pandemic period must be for young people, just starting their careers and trying to complete degrees.
Back in the mid 90's Dalhousie was there to help me as a student during a time of need. Happy to "pay it forward" during these uncertain times.
RETIRED FACULTY ARE LUCKY TO HAVE AVOIDED THE TRIBULATIONS OF BOTH STUDENTS AND TEACHERS IN TRYING TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE ACADEMIC YEAR. I HOPE MY GIFT WILL HELP DESERVING STUDENTS TO ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS.
As an alumna, my heart goes out to students who are adversely affected by Covid-19 and the impact it has had on life as we have known it. Best wishes to them all.