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After years of work, she’s getting everything she wants in Halifax!

BY SARAH SAWLER Najwan Al Barghouthi is a graduate student in the chemistry department at Saint Mary’s University, currently working in a nanotechnology research group under supervisor Dr. Christa Broussard. She’s researching a new way to quickly detect and identity environmental contaminants. “We want to create a portable device that …

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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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Faces of Halifax


Every fall, Halifax’s universities welcome students from around the globe. For each student, Halifax offers a different experience. In this issue, our writer talks with seven about what brought them here, and what their futures might hold. ALI BALA Libya Mount Saint Vincent University Masters in Teaching English as a …

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