Campus Notes

Something's Happening Here: Get caught up on campus news, research, awards and notable achievements at Saint Mary’s

Saint Mary’s Venture Grade Fund Invests in Trip Ninja

By Maroon & White | fall 2018

Saint Mary’s University’s Venture Grade Fund, a student-raised and led venture capital fund, is making its first investment – $15,000 to Trip Ninja, an innovative travel start-up. Trip Ninja is a travel-planning software for use by online travel retailers such as Expedia or Priceline. This multi-destination platform finds the best way to book a trip, whether travellers are flexible in their…

Business Development Centre Relaunches

By Maroon & White | fall 2018

A creative campaign featuring the business success of 12 alumni (such as Janet Chiang, BComm'05) and a venture showcase with 200 guests helped re-launch the Business Development Centre as the Saint Mary's University Entrepreneurship Centre last April. The new centre heralds an enhanced focus on entrepreneurial leadership. "We help thousands of businesses and graduates," says Michael Sanderson, Acting…

Square Roots Food Bundle Program Partners With Hellmann’s

By Maroon & White | fall 2018

The award-winning Square Roots food-bundle program is partnering with Hellmann’s to help combat food insecurity across Nova Scotia. “For two years in a row, the Square Roots bundle program has won the Hellmann’s Food Security Challenge, which opened the door to this partnership,” said Becca Watts, Square Roots bundle program manager. “We are proud to announce that all future bundles will…

Inuit Cultural Repatriation Award For Saint Mary’s Researcher

By Maroon & White | fall 2018

Saint Mary’s University researcher Dr. Val Marie Johnson’s collaborative work to repatriate copies of Inuit cultural and historical materials has being recognized with the 2018 Inuit Cultural Repatriation Award. The award, given by the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, recognizes individuals and organizations that have taken steps to repatriate Inuit intellectual…

Top 50 CEOs Within Saint Mary's University Community

By Maroon & White | fall 2018

The innovation, drive, and business leadership of several of our alumni were recently recognized by Atlantic Business Magazine. The following people received a Top 50 CEO Award: Joyce Carter, BComm’84; Stuart MacLean, EMBA’97; Darren Nantes, BComm’89; Carl Sparkes, MBA’87; and Saint Mary’s University President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Robert Summerby-Murray.

Mi’kmaq Grand Council Flag Permanently Installed At Saint Mary’s

By Maroon & White | fall 2018

The Mi’kmaq Grand Council flag now has a permanent home on the Saint Mary’s campus, alongside the Canadian and provincial flags that fly in front of the McNally Building. “To see our flag side-by-side with the Canadian and Nova Scotian flags, nation to nation, is very significant to us,” said Grand Chief Ron Knockwood, District Chief of the Mi’kmaq Grand Council, Sɨkɨpne’katik District.…

SMU Doctoral Student Wins In National Policy Challenge

By Maroon & White | fall 2018

Chris Walker, doctoral candidate in the International Development Studies Department at Saint Mary’s University, is one of 10 winners of a national foreign policy challenge. The Global Affairs Canada / SSHRC 2018 International Policy Ideas Challenge invites Canadian graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and researchers to propose solutions to emerging international policy challenges faced…

Creating New Coastal Habitat

By Maroon & White | fall 2018

As a result of a $1.8 million partnership between the Government of Canada and Saint Mary’s, a new project seeks to restore over 75 hectares of tidal wetland (i.e., salt marsh) habitat in our province. The project, led by Dr. Danicka van Proosdij, will guide the realignment and decommissioning of dyke infrastructure at multiple sites in the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia.