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Dive in: immersing himself in student life gives Ossamma Nasrallah a surrogate family in Halifax

By Sarah Sawler, Photos by Steve Smith/VisionFire Ossama Nasrallah is now the VP of Student Affairs at Saint Mary’s University’s student union (SMUSA), but three years ago, he wasn’t even considering Halifax. He wanted to be a dentist. Many universities in the Middle East and Europe offer much shorter programs …

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Taking deep breaths

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Long before joining the Dalhousie team that would create a revolutionary medical device for measuring lung capacity, Ubong Peters wanted to help people. Growing up in Nigeria, he knew he wanted to be a medical doctor. He held onto that dream throughout his childhood and eventually took the first step …

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