Meet the Team!
Orientation Week is Dalhousie’s way of welcoming you, our newest students, to campus and to the beautiful city of Halifax! O Week is a jam-packed week – September 3 to September 9. We’ve planned our schedule to maximize your ability to meet new people, get to know the campus and community, show your Dalhousie spirit and pride, and have a blast!
We’re anticipating over 1800 students will register for Orientation Week this year, and we have almost 250 leaders ready to greet you, and anxious to meet you. Our crew here at the Dalhousie Student Union is hard at work planning this week for you, and can’t wait for you to get here in September!
DSU Vice-President (Student Life)
Phone (902) 494-1281
Cory Larsen is a 3rd-year theater studies major with a minor in psychology. Originally from Ottawa, Cory moved to Halifax at the tender age of 12 & 3/4 and fell in love with the city 4 years later. A highly involved union member, Cory has held a wide variety of positions within the DSU including; DASSS VPI, DSU Councillor, O Week Committee member, Student Life Committee member, and SRC member. As well, Cory aims to use his experience being on exchange at the University of Glasgow this past semester in order to create a better student experience at the DSU. During his free time, Cory enjoys petting dogs and being a leo.
Orientation Week Coordinator
Hey y’all! I’m Bailey and I am going into my fourth year in the Medical Sciences program here at Dalhousie. I am this year’s Student Life Programming Commissioner, but also a co-president of Amnesty International Dalhousie that organizes events to campaign for human rights, as well as an executive member of the Let’s Play society which organizes intramural sports for children with congenital heart diseases. On weekends, I volunteer at the QEII Heath Sciences Centre as a part of their recreation team. On the off chance I’m not studying, I enjoy writing music, practicing yoga at Moksha Yoga Hali, and exploring all else Halifax has to offer.
Municipal Engagement Commissioner
I'm going into my fourth year of community design and recently got accepted into the honours program, in urban design with thesis topic TBD. Before my Dal life, I completed an engineering diploma and went to CPA highschool in Bedford, NS. Recently I've been working for a local craft brewery & non-profit here in the city during the school year and moving into the summer i'm looking forward to finding funding or partnership opportunities for ideas here on campus.
The Orientation Week Leaders are a group of around 200 students who have volunteered to spend the four days of Orientation Week with you, teaching you what it’s like to be a Dal student, showing you around, and making sure you have a good time. They’ll be there to calm your fears, answer your questions, and help create some awesome memories! For residence students, many of these leaders will be students you’ll be living with the whole year long.
Dalhousie's Orientation Week Committee is made up of about 30 crazy individuals who have given up their free time this summer to help make the best Orientation Week ever. They help create the ideas and implement them too. You’ll see the committee members around during Orientation Week- they’ll be the ones rushing around ironing out all the last minute details. But don' worry, they’d still love to stop and chat!
Our committee members come from just about every faculty on campus and range from second-year students to fifth-year students. They have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests, but all share a love of O-Week!