2018 HOSTS

DALHOUSIE UNIVERsity

Dalhousie University is internationally known as one of North America’s most welcoming universities. Founded in 1818, we're one of Canada’s oldest universities, attracting more than 18,800 students from around the world. The university blends transformative academic programs with pioneering research on Canada’s East Coast.

[www.dal.ca]


saint mary's university

Saint Mary's is committed to accessibility, diversity and the provision of a positive and supportive learning environment through the effective integration of teaching and research. We recognize the importance of the contribution and growth of each individual in the university’s success.

Preparing students for the future through promoting the importance of critical enquiry, leadership, teamwork and global awareness, we aim to prepare students for responsible and rewarding lives and to remain engaged with our alumni worldwide.

[www.smu.ca]


st. francis xavier university

One of Canada’s oldest and most prestigious universities, St. Francis Xavier is consistently ranked the best undergraduate university in Canada.

Our close-knit residence environment is at the heart of the StFX experience. Students live and learn together in a thriving academic environment. They have a wide variety of fascinating programs to choose from in the faculties of Arts, Science and Education, and within the Gerald Schwartz School of Business.

Our 45,000 worldwide alumni are a strong and engaged community, and provide a valuable network for graduating students.

[www.stfx.ca]


NSCAD University

NSCAD University, also known as the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, was founded in 1887 by Anna Leonowens and later became the first degree-granting art school in Canada. NSCAD offers an interdisciplinary university experience unlike any other art school in the country. 

NSCAD is not your average art school. From day one, our students are trained to experiment with new methods and materials across disciplines. Students who thrive here are risk takers. Rule breakers. Explorers. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Our graduates are known both locally and internationally for their boundless energy and intense curiosity. Many have gone on to have incredible careers – within and beyond the art world – as entrepreneur, teachers, administrators, academics, and creative professionals in an array of different fields. While their paths may seem different, there is one thing they all share: NSCAD changed their lives. It will change yours too.

[www.nscad.ca]


Nova scotia community college

NSCC is one of Nova Scotia's largest and most diverse families. Each year, almost 24,000 students choose to grow and learn with us. Magical things happen at NSCC and we think it's because education has power. It transforms individuals, families and communities in extraordinary ways. We're growing the economy of Nova Scotia, we're producing highly skilled workers, and we're building communities. We are Nova Scotia's college.

[www.nscc.ca]