Re-imagining Nova Scotia in a post-pandemic world

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Dalhousie’s Reimagine Project will host online public meetings on COVID recovery

It’s been about eight months since COVID-19 drastically changed the way people live in Nova Scotia.

Now a series of online public discussions will examine how to pave the way to recovery.

The Reimagine Project is being put on by Dalhousie’s Faculty of Management, and they’ve paired academic experts from across the province with community members to explore what a reimagined Nova Scotia might look like. 

Lori Turnbull is the Director of the School of Public Administration, and she says a recovery has to be more than economic, it also has social factors to consider.

“I mean obviously economic recovery is a huge factor but we’re also talking about how we connect with one another, how we care for each other, how we learn and work,” says Turnbull.

Research topics cover a vast array of issues, from things like financial security, child care, and job retraining, to food security, institutional racism, and natural resources.

The challenges and questions that Nova Scotia is facing are the same issues communities are dealing with around the globe, according to Turnbull.

“The same conversations that have been happening around the world and in the country in terms of Black Lives Matter, and rejecting colonialism, and understanding those legacies,” she says. 

The first online public discussion took place on Thursday night, with four more slated for October 22nd, October 29th, November 5th, and November 12th.

Full details of the Reimagine Project, reports, event information, and how to register can be found at dal.ca/reimagineNS.

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