With campuses located in Halifax and Truro, NS, Dalhousie is a research-intensive university offering over 180 degrees in 12 diverse faculties. Dalhousie Medical School's roots stretch back to September of 1843, when the Dalhousie College Act specified that a medical faculty be established within the college. The Dalhousie Medical Alumni Association (DMAA) is a registered non-profit, dedicated to providing services and resources designed to support it's alumni members through all phases their career. A committed body of over 7,000 alumni members, the DMAA is one of the few associations in Canada that is governed by its own graduates.

With campuses located in Halifax and Truro, NS, Dalhousie is a research-intensive university offering over 180 degrees in 12 diverse faculties. Dalhousie Medical School's roots stretch back to September of 1843, when the Dalhousie College Act specified that a medical faculty be established within the college. The Dalhousie Medical Alumni Association (DMAA) is a registered non-profit, dedicated to providing services and resources designed to support it's alumni members through all phases their career. A committed body of over 7,000 alumni members, the DMAA is one of the few associations in Canada that is governed by its own graduates.

Inspire students and visitors

Alumni Associations are all about keeping people connected to each other and their school. So, how does a 150 year-old medical school in Halifax knit together over 7,000 members scattered all over the world?

By making a connection right at the beginning—when the student first walks into the school. The connection is in the form of a commemorative wall and interactive kiosk positioned along a highly travelled hallway. The entire wall is like one giant invitation to reach out and touch history. One tap of the screen and the student enters the rich story of one of the oldest medical schools in the nation. Within seconds, past teachers and graduates can be located—and the school’s proud traditions revealed.

Form:Media were pleased to play a part in this wonderful project, serving as the prime contractor for design, construction supervision, and content management. Engagement is the kiosk’s ultimate goal; helping enhance and encourage connections with alumni for ongoing support and offering opportunities to share memories as well as inspire new students to remain connected to the school.


STATUS

2014–15

TYPE

branded environment, interactive design

    CLIENT

    Dalhousie Medical Alumni Association,

    www.medicine.dal.ca/alumni

    LOCATION

    Dalhousie University
    Halifax, Nova Scotia

    consultants

    Skyline Atlantic Displays—fabrication and installation.


    CREDIT

    Photos (all photos this page): © Scotty Sherin.


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