Faculty News

Honouring Exceptional Achievements in Exploration, Science, and Nation-building 

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s College of Fellows Annual Dinner is the standout event of the year for hundreds of people who share the Society’s passion for making Canada better known to Canadians and the world. But 2019’s event, held Nov. 21 at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., was even more special, as the Society celebrated 90 years of exploration, curiosity and storytelling.

The Fellows class of 2019 pose for a photo at the Canadian Museum of History during The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s College of Fellows Annual Dinner and 90th anniversary celebration Nov. 21. (Photo: Ben Powless/Can Geo)

Congratulations to Dr. Danika van Proosdij who was recently elected as a Fellow to the Royal Canadian Geographical Society! That makes three Saint Mary’s geographers — she joins Professor Emeritus Dr. Hugh Millward and President Summerby-Murray who were previously elected. #dowhatyoudo#artswithimpact

Fostering Reconciliation and Respect

Saint Mary’s is working with the Mi’Kmaw Native Friendship Centre (MNFC) in Halifax to promote respect and understanding. A new agreement signed in 2019 opens the door for shared programming, projects and research, and will see the university work with the MNFC on how to enhance support for Indigenous students, faculty and staff. The partnership also makes it possible to have an Elder on campus– Elder Debbie Eisan.