Maritimes & Jesus 2012
Current Place of Residence: Halifax, Nova Scotia
University: St Thomas University
Current/Recent Course: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Globalization and Justice
Other Information: Mary-Dan is particularly interested in international health issues and was recently selected as one of two student representatives to travel to Houston and attend the 'Student Research and Ideas Symposium'. She has won the St Thomas Outstanding Scholar Award twice. She spent eight months as a member of L’Arche Cape Breton, which is part of an international organisation of communities dedicated to sharing life with people with intellectual disabilities in order to learn about the richness of life. Mary-Dan has coordinated letter-writing campaigns and film festivals to highlight issues of environmental justice with Students for Sustainability, and she is Vice President for the Student Union. She is also treasurer of the Swing Society, and enjoys cross-country running at varsity level and yoga. She hopes to pursue a career with the World Health Organisation.