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Portia White Gala Concert A Success!

On November 25, 2016, the eleventh annual Porta White Gala Concert took place at Faith Tabernacle in Halifax.  A sell-out crowd enjoyed a wide variety of music (including seasonal favourites) presented by the Dalhousie Health Professions Chorale, the Vocal Chords, the Testostertones, guest soloist Allison Angelo (two-time Portia White award winner) and the Sackville Concert Band.  Concert goers were part of the show -- they sang along with some holiday favourites!

This concert honours Portia White, a renowned Nova Scotia vocalist whose talent inspired the creation of the Nova Scotia Talent Trust. Concert proceeds support the NSTT Portia White award that assists a young Nova Scotia voice student. The Trust is celebrating its 72nd anniversary of “supporting tomorrow’s artists today”.  

Photo credit:  Arul Jude Cline

Mary Did You Know?   Video from the 2016 concert  


2nd Annual: A Celebration of the Humanities Conference:  Building Resilience through the Arts and Humanities

Please Note:  This conference has taken place already

Poster [pdf 1010 kB]

When: April 1-2, 2017

Speakers and Presentations:

Conference Schedule (with speakers and topics) [pdf 224 kB]


Dalhousie Medical History Society Monthly Meeting

Date:  May 1, 2017  

Time:  6:00 p.m. (Earl of Dalhousie Pub); 6:30 p.m. (Dining Room for dinner)

Location:  University Club, Dalhousie University, 6259 South Street

Speakers and Topics:

  • Lord Beaverbrook and the Canadian War Art Program: Medical Images from Home and the Front -- Dr. Des Leddin
  • The History of the Stethoscope and Cardiac Auscultation -- Dr. John Finley

Cost:  $25.00 -- Cost for medical students/graduates covered by Medical Humanities-HEALS. 

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.  Contact AnaBela.Sardinha@dal.ca (902-424-1533) before 4:00 p.m. on April 26, 2017. Space is limited and students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

 Those who reserve and do not cancel (students included) will be charged for the meal.

Poster [pdf 213 kB]


Archibald Golded-Headed Cane Award Dinner Gala


  • Dr. Mervin Shaw
  • Dr. Peter Jackson

Date:  Saturday, May 6 (reception at 6 pm; dinner at 7 pm)

Location:  Mariott Harbourfront Hotel (1919 Upper Water St, Halifax)

Cost:  $110 per person; $1000 for a table of ten

CONFIRMATION REQUIRED:  confirm by April 28, 2017 with medhuman@dal.ca or 902-494-1553. Please specify any dietary preferences or restrictions.

More information: Invitation [pdf 96 kB] or Poster [pdf 462 kB]