Hi! My name is James Bates and I have been attending SHAD Dalhousie for FIVE crazy days now!
Today, Dalhousie SHAD's got up bright and early for the usual breakfast buffet. After everyone filled up, we had the great opportunity to hear Jesse Rodgers, an entrepreneurship genius, speak. He filled our minds with information and gave us valuable knowledge about start-up ecosystems. From my perspective, this lecture was inspiring because Jesse proved that you don't need to have an engineering degree to take part in the silicon valley start-up lifestyle.
Next, SHAD's heard from an alumni about Development and Peace. Rebecca R. shared her past SHAD experience, along with the difference between Energy Security and Sovereignty. Thanks to her engaging examples, Dalhousie SHAD's will always remember how important people are in national decisions.
After the morning of lectures, we moved into seminar mode and began work on our final project, but agreeably the coolest part of everyone's day was oceanography. Here at Dalhousie, we were lucky enough to listen to Dr. Clark Richards explain our oceans and how ridiculously hard it is to calculate the Coriolis Force.
On behalf of all my new friends here at Dal, I would like to thank SHAD for giving us this truly life changing opportunity!