What can be said about the eight day of any endeavour? That perhaps, you’ve learned to adjust to a new time zone, to new faces and a city where google maps is a necessity. That you can connect a name to a face, and that maybe, you acknowledge having crossed the boundary between acquaintanceship and friendship on day five. In particular, day eight at SHAD Dalhousie focused on building off of previous ideas, and in the case of our projects, tearing them apart.
Morning lectures expanded on our knowledge of both Oceanography and the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative. After visiting a public lecture given by L.Gen Dallaire earlier last week, we were able to speak with a representative of the organization to gain a better understanding of the issue, and how different organizations operate on an international scale. Then, with a focus on the Bay of Fundy, we discussed the physics behind tides and the complications and merits of tidal power.
As the day progressed, the focus turned to our projects. A lecture on prototyping and the Lean Business Model allowed us to visualize our product ideas, and during a consultation session after dinner, we were able to evaluate the feasibility of our ideas. Project ideas pivoted as our faculty offered suggestions and overall, groups were left with an understanding of where they should progress in the following days.
Week two has begun, and with it comes the promise of innovation and excitement.