Leadership Conference for Saint Mary's Students
9:00 AM09:00

Leadership Conference for Saint Mary's Students

The Student Leadership Conference is a FREE one-day event that gives Saint Mary's students the opportunity to participate in interactive sessions and workshops.

The conference theme is IDEAS and PROBLEM SOLVING.

Learn how to incorporate these principles into your current and future leadership positions!
Keynote speaker:


Barbara Stegemann
Named Dragon's Den "Top Game
Changer" and one of the Top 100 Most
Powerful Women


More information and registration.

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Presentation: Lynn Jones African-Canadian & Diaspora Heritage Collection Exhibit
5:15 PM17:15

Presentation: Lynn Jones African-Canadian & Diaspora Heritage Collection Exhibit


An Exhibition of samples from the Collection will run February 1-28 in the lobby of the Patrick Power Library at Saint Mary’s.

The public is invited to join Lynn and folks using the Collection to learn about of the Collection’s history and some of the way in which it’s being used, Tuesday, February 13 from 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm, in the SMU Library Classroom (room LI135).



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Film Screening: The Order of Things
4:00 PM16:00

Film Screening: The Order of Things

The Department of Sociology, IDS Program, Global Learning and Intercultural Support Office and the International Centre would like to welcome you to a screening of “The Order of Things” as part of the Global Fair Film Series on Gender, Precarity and Forced Migration and International Development Week 2018. The screening will take place in the International Centre (Student Centre 301B) on Thursday, February 8th from 4-6:30pm. Refreshments are provided and all are welcome!

See the poster at http://www.smu.ca/announcements/The-order-of-things.pdf, and below for a short synopsis of the film.

“The Order of Things” focuses on a European policeman with the immigration control task force who encounters a refugee (Sawada) in Libya. Their destinies intertwine, and he has to choose between his orders and the law, and Sawada’s life

See the film trailer.


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Alumni Night at the Forum: Bob Boucher Hockey Assistance Fund
4:30 PM16:30

Alumni Night at the Forum: Bob Boucher Hockey Assistance Fund

Cheer on the Huskies men's hockey team as they face the UPEI Panthers. This game is a fundraiser for the Bob Boucher Hockey Assistance Fund.

Tickets for the 4:30 p.m. Bob Boucher Social taking place at Maritime Hall are $20 and include a game ticket, light supper, two drinks, and entry into the prize draw.

Game starts at 7 p.m.

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Academic Freedom for Students: How Free Should the Students Be
4:00 PM16:00

Academic Freedom for Students: How Free Should the Students Be

A panel discussion on the state of freedom of speech and academic freedom on Canadian campuses. 


Lindsay Shepherd
Masters student in Cultural Analysis and Social Theory
Wilfrid Laurier University

Ossama Nasrallah
Students' Association president
Saint Mary's University

Marc Heller
BA (Honours) & MA in Philosophy
Saint Mary's University

Russel Currie
Fourth-year Philosophy major
Saint Mary's University


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Sexual Violence Awareness Week
to Jan 26

Sexual Violence Awareness Week


January 22


MM 227
Free lunch for participants! Workshop provided by Venus Envy

January 23


11:00am - 2:00pm
Loyola Colonnade
Test your knowledge regarding sexual violence myths and facts.


Loyola Colonnade
Learn about the services offered by the SMU Women's Centre

January 24


AT 101
Watch this award winning documentary about campus sexual assault and participate in a facilitated discussion led by representatives from the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre

January 25


Dr. Audrey McNevin
LA 174
Hosted by the Women's Centre
An open and in-depth discussion on the roots of Sexual Violence, how we can address the toxicity of these roots, and how to remedy the attitudes, perceptions, and biases that allow Sexual Violence to persist.

January 26


9:00am - 4:00pm
SB 422
Join students from across NS to discuss the development of a new bystander intervention training program. RSVP Required. bystanderstudentconference.eventbrite.ca



This free online training is designed to help you learn more about sexual violence and how to support those who have been impacted.

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2018 Winter Convocation
10:00 AM10:00

2018 Winter Convocation

Convocation is a joyous event, bound by tradition and history. This is when the University celebrates the hard work and achievement of its students with family and friends. Saint Mary’s University gathers three times a year to honour its students.

Morning ceremony slideshow

Afternoon ceremony slideshow

Learn about our honorary degree recipients.

Watch the ceremonies live on Friday, January 19, 2018:

  • 10 a.m.: Undergraduate programs in the Sobey School of Business, and Graduate Degrees in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research in Business.
  • 2 p.m.: Undergraduate programs in the Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Science, and Graduate Degrees in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research in the disciplines of Arts and Science.

Find out everything you need to know leading up to the 2018 Winter Convocation ceremonies.

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Alumni Night Challenge: Basketball
6:00 PM18:00

Alumni Night Challenge: Basketball


We’re calling on the Saint Mary’s community to come out and support the Huskies basketball teams this Wednesday night at the Alumni Night Challenge! The women’s and men’s teams face StFX at the Homburg Centre, and we’re challenging X to see which school can bring out the most support. The Alumni office will have SMU cheer gear for all of our fans. Show your Husky pride and enjoy an exciting night of basketball.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Women’s game at 6pm
Men’s game at 8pm

Homburg Centre





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Art Gallery opening reception for Amin Rehman's Other Histories! (with Tariq Ali)
8:00 PM20:00

Art Gallery opening reception for Amin Rehman's Other Histories! (with Tariq Ali)

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Artist talk: Saturday January 13th 3 pm.

Since moving to Canada from Pakistan in 1990, Amin Rehman has consistently delved into socio-political themes in his work. Rehman reflects, “It’s always a challenge to exhibit politically charged work.

"My position is one that involves negotiating but not compromising, so that, as an artist, I don’t play to the tune of hegemony.”

Rehman’s uncompromised and indeed provocative works push for a re-examination of both historic and contemporary texts that, despite being conveyed through simple English phrases and word pairings, question the power dynamics within situations of political unrest.

Show catalogue [PDF]

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Back to Fitness
12:05 PM12:05

Back to Fitness


Thinking about your fitness? Especially your back? Come join fitness trainer, Maria Schnayder, who will talk to you about the benefits of back strength and flexibility, in a free, interactive workshop. Maria will also show how pilates equipment can benefit your back to fitness routine.

Join Us!

Location: Studio B, Homburg Centre
To register, please email wellness@smu.ca

Wear non-restrictive, comfortable clothing for easy movement.

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The Culture of Bollywood with Rohini Bannerjee (Halifax Central Library)
1:00 PM13:00

The Culture of Bollywood with Rohini Bannerjee (Halifax Central Library)


Saint Mary's University and  Halifax Public Libraries Present

The Culture of Bollywood with Rohini Bannerjee

This course will analyze popular Bollywood films and contextualize South Asian cinema as both commercial and cultural text—particularly in the context of cultures, diaspora, and globalization.

January 4 - March 29, 2018*
*No course February 22
Halifax Central Library | Paul O'Regan Hall
Registration is not required.

Questions? Call the Library at 902-490-5706.
In partnership with Saint Mary's University

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10:00 AM10:00

Panel: Challenges in Health Care Delivery: How Can Research Address these Challenges?

Members of the public, healthcare practitioners and researchers, and members of the SMU community are invited to for a public panel presentation on Challenges in Health Care Delivery–What Role Does Health Research Play in Addressing These Challenges?

Panelists are Kim Critchley, Deputy Minister of Health for PEI, Andrea Seymour, the COO of Horizon Health (New Brunswick), and Dr. Charmaine McPherson, Executive Director, Risk Mitigation-Primary and Acute Care, Department of Health and Wellness (Nova Scotia).  

This panel presentation, taking place at 10am on December 8th in the Change Lab Action Initiative (CLARI) Room at Saint Mary’s University, is one of several panel discussions that are part of the three-day Masters of Applied Health Services Research Orientation Workshop.

The MAHSR program is an inter-provincial Master’s degree offered by the Atlantic Regional Training Centre, a consortium UNB, MUN, UPEI and SMU. “MAHSR training prepares students for a variety of careers, including health policy research and administration,” says Dr. Lucie Kocum, Graduate Program Coordinator of the MAHSR Program.

All are welcome, but space is limited. Please send RSVP to Katherine Houser, SMU MAHSR Program Assistant, at Katherine.Houser@smu.ca.   

For more information on the MAHSR Program at SMU, please contact Dr. Kocum at Lucie.Kocum@smu.ca or visit http://www.smu.ca/academics/master-applied-health-services-research.html


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Public lecture: The cult of conditioning and the harm it does
2:00 PM14:00

Public lecture: The cult of conditioning and the harm it does

  • Homburg Centre - Saint Mary's University (Classroom 211) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Dr. Jason Holt
Dr. Larry Holt (Acadia University And Dalhousie University)

“The cult of conditioning and the harm it does”
Together they discuss the impact of non sport-specific training, or cult conditioning, on a pre- and post- 2008 Tiger Woods. Through the tale of two Tigers they will discuss their research behind explaining how Tiger went from winning 14 majors before 2008 to zero thereafter. In addition to Tiger, the presentation will address conditioning techniques in other sports such as swimming, with particular attention to the careers of Nancy Garapick and Missy Franklin. It concludes with prescriptions for limiting the negative impact of sport/exercise practices in contemporary training.

Presented by the Centre for the Study of Sport & Health.

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