By Suzanne Robicheau |
Team SMU Science battled rain—and nerves—to successfully rappel down Halifax’s 13-storey Westin Hotel on June 13 in support of Rope for Hope, an annual fundraiser for Make-a-Wish Atlantic Provinces. In stepping up to step over the edge of a roof, Science team members raised over $4,000 through a combination of pre-event fundraisers and generous donations from students, staff, and alumni. One of those to rappel down the Westin, Dr. Steven Smith, Dean of Science, raised an additional $200 by wearing his rappelling helmet for an entire workday. “At least I get to keep my feet on the ground this time,” he said happily.