Today was the first day of SHAD and excitement was in the air. From the airport to the Dalhousie campus, everyone had big smiles on their faces and an enthusiastic sense of anticipation for what this coming month will hold. Throughout the day, SHADs from coast to coast were meeting for the first time here in Nova Scotia. Being from Alberta, I travelled to Halifax throughout the night and arrived bright and early at 6:30 a.m. The day consisted of unpacking our bags, meeting new friends, and getting to know the beautiful campus around us.
After lunch, the few of us that were here explored part of Halifax and walked down to the waterfront. Coming from land-locked Alberta, it was incredible to be able to walk for a mere 25 minutes and then reach the ocean. Later in the day, after everyone had arrived, we got to know each other by playing icebreakers and group activities. Today was an amazing first day, and I am beyond excited to dive deeper into the SHAD experience!