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Alumni Spotlight


Together abroad: Farzana Karim (MES’20)

Like many Dalhousie alumni before her, Farzana Karim made her time at Dal a family affair, earning her Master of Environmental Studies (MES) degree two years after her husband, Tahazzud Hossain.

June 23, 2020 / 0
International Womens Day

Change makers

International Women’s Day celebrates the achievements of women while calling for greater equality. From pushing to create laws that protect children to building a tool that enhances workplace inclusivity, we’re highlighting several female Dal grads who are effecting change through their leadership, innovation and advocacy.

March 6, 2020 / 0
Emma Brooks

“Take chances and have fun”: Emma Brooks (BComm’07)

Emma Brooks (BComm’07) leads marketing for Wattpad in Toronto, a multi-platform entertainment company that allows users to read and write long-form fiction content. She credits Dalhousie’s co-op program for getting her off to a strong start.

February 10, 2020 / 0
Erin Flaim

Passion for complex change: Q and A with Erin Flaim (MPA(M) ’08)

Since my first job as a summer student working in recreation, I have been dedicated to public service. My career has provided the opportunity to work in a variety of leadership roles in areas such as asset management, transportation and public works, public transit, corporate services and IT.

February 10, 2020 / 0
grad profiles

Grad profiles: Fall 2019

The Dal alumni community welcomed over 1,100 new grads during Fall Convocation 2019 held at the Halifax Convention Centre. Here the faculties share some of their unique and inspirational stories.

October 8, 2019 / 0
Abady Alzahrani

Freedom to move: Abady Alzahrani (BComm’13)

By Lola Augustine Brown | From Dal Magazine Spring/Summer 2019 Abady Alzahrani (BComm’13) launched a Halifax dance school that celebrates the diversity of the city he loves.  Abady Alzahrani had never danced before coming to Dalhousie. “You weren’t allowed in Saudi. Growing up there meant there were so many restrictions on what you could and […]

August 2, 2019 / 0
Top 25 Immigrants

Ding Fan (BMgmt ’14) named one of Maritimes Top 25 Immigrants

“Immigrants like Ding Fan (BMgmt ’14), who comes from Tangshan, a city in China’s Hebei province, but now calls Halifax home, was named one of this year’s Maritimes Top 25 immigrants. Passionate about entrepreneurship, community building, and international relations, Fan is a busy woman. When she’s not co-ordinating Innovacorp’s Start-Up Visa Program and helping technology […]

February 22, 2019 / 0