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Building community at the Mount

As we all reconnect and reconvene on campus after three years of remote and distance ed, the Mount launched a campaign to bring a sense of belonging to the campus. Read to learn about the Community Matters initiative and how you can participate and get involved.

Gillian Batten, Director of Communications, MSVU

You belong at MSVU!

In fact, connection and community really matter here.

The MSVU Community Matters program was launched this fall to help build connection and a sense of belonging among all MSVU students, faculty and staff – which is essential to overall wellness.

The program includes lots of ideas and opportunities to connect. Check out the updates below and visit the Community Matters program webpage for more.


Waffles with the President – 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4, McCain Atrium – Students, faculty and staff stopped by for a waffle (with some excellent toppings!) and a chat with MSVU’s new President, Dr. Joël Dickinson, as well as other friends and faculty. Thanks to everyone who supported this event!

Captain’s Calendar – Interested in a game of soccer baseball? Maybe a competitive round of Connect 4 is more your speed? There’s something for everyone at MSVU and Captain’s Calendar is the place to find it all.

Face-to-name campaign

We’ve launched a “Face-to-Name campaign” to help everyone get to know our amazing faculty and staff. Visit the campaign’s flickr site for some faculty and staff introductions.

Name tags and postcards available

We have a limited supply of adhesive Community Matters name tags and MSVU postcards available (free of charge). If you’d like some for use as part of your MSVU initiative, please contact (Communications & Marketing).

[Image description: an MSVU community matters name tag appears at left and a postcard featuring a photo of Evaristus Hall is at right]

MSVU People in the news

- Meet members of the International Education Centre team: Nicolle Bowes Cashen and Lisa Crowell

- Meet some MSVU alum: Christine Qin Yang, Project Manager, Market Development with the Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture; Sean Joudry, senior government advisor; Alissa Ali, physician and mentor in medical education; Alyssa Roy, senior publicist with Disney Canada

- News articles recently authored by MSVU faculty:

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