We provide a variety of professional services to help you reach your academic and personal goals. They include: Athletics and Recreation, Counselling Services, Career Services, Disability Services, Financial Aid, the Health office, Housing, International Education Centre, Interfaith Peace & Friendship Centre, Registrar and Admissions, the Writing Resource Centre, Academic Support and Study Skills, and an Aboriginal Friendship Center. These services combine to form an important part of the educational process. They take into consideration the physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and social factors that influence the way you learn and help you foster a full and rewarding lifestyle.
Students requiring Counselling Services should contact Student Services to set up an appointment.
Location: EMF 127
The primary aims of the Mount Counselling Service are:
- To provide the highest quality of individual and group counselling services to students who may be experiencing ongoing or situational psychological or behavioural difficulties; and
- To provide academic support programming focused on the developmental needs of university students.
Individual and group counselling is available in the following areas:
- personal/social development
- learning enhancement and academic support
We also provide crisis intervention, consultation, screening and referral services. Our services are confidential and are available to all students without charge.
Career Services is committed to the career development of Mount students and recent graduates. The purpose of Career Services is to assist students in obtaining full- or part-time, summer or casual employment; to disseminate information regarding job applications and postings; to provide equal access to and a central location for pertinent employment information; and to assist employers wishing to recruit at the Mount. Visit Career Services to view all of our services, job postings, and upcoming events at www.msvu.ca/careerplanning.
Career counsellors are available to counsel students individually or on a group basis with such career-related concerns as developing career directions, managing career change, decision-making, self-assessment and what to do with a degree in … Interest testing and other standardized career assessments are available to assist with this process. Coaching on interview skills, résume preparation and job search techniques is also offered. Students and alumnae may register for and/or request group workshops in various career development areas.
Career resources to help students focus on their career development and become more knowledgeable about their job search process are available on our website.
Phone for Appointments: 902-457-6139
General Inquiries: 902-457-6272
Location: McCain 306
Employment postings are accessed by visiting Career Services. The recruitment campaigns for permanent full-time positions available after graduation are posted any time after September 1. The Halifax Career Fair (late September), Summer Job Fair (mid-February) and B.Ed. National International Job Search Fair (January) are examples of relevant career events for students to attend.
Co-Curricular Record (CCR)
The CCR provides students an opportunity to document their verified non-academic extra-curricular involvement in volunteer work, professional development activities, receipt of awards, leadership experiences, varsity athletics, global engagement, and student society participation on an official university document, the Co-Curricular Record. Students may submit their activities via careerconnets.msvu.ca. Once the activity has been validated by the activity supervisor, it will appear on the student’s Co-Curricular Record along with the competencies the student has identified learning from the activity. The CCR gives students the edge employers and graduate schools are looking for! Students may wish to share their CCR along with their applications and it may be accessed by the student anytime via careerconnects.msvu.ca. Full details about the program, including student guidelines and frequently asked questions are available at msvu.ca/ccr.
Health and Physiotherapy Services
Visit www.msvu.ca/healthservices for information on the medical facilities and Lifemark Physiotherapy available on campus. The doctor is available four days per week, May through August for treatment and referrals.
Phone for Medical Appointments: 902-457-6354
Phone for Physiotherapy and Massage: 902-457-6471
Location: Assisi Hall, Room 203
Students with Disabilities
The Mount is committed to enabling students with disabilities to enter and complete university programs. We aspire to create an accessible learning environment for all students. Prospective students with physical or sensory disabilities should consider that our campus does extend up the side of a steep hill, therefore, moving between buildings might require a car or a motorized wheelchair. We support the use of assistive technology and other relevant support services whenever possible.
All students who request academic accommodations must provide supporting documentation from a healthcare professional.
To book an appointment with Accessibility Services, please call 902-457-6567. For more information please visit www.msvu.ca/accessibilityservices
Location: EMF 127G
Mount Fitness Centre
The Mount’s gymnasium and weight/conditioning centre is open to students and the community for fitness classes, personal training, and recreational sport and leisure activities.
All Mount students are automatically members of the Mount Fitness Centre and are able to use the facility and take part in the fitness classes free! Mount students are also entitled to half price discounts on all leisure programs such as yoga, pilates, dance and karate.
Visit the Mount Fitness Centre website for daily schedules and more information.
*For those who have children, the Athletics/Recreation Office offers a dynamic children’s camp program. Registration is on a weekly or daily basis.
Aboriginal Student Centre
The Aboriginal Student Centre welcomes all students and is designed to provide space and services aimed at enhancing the student experience at the Mount. The Centre offers study areas, computer workstations, a copier, a lounge with HDMI TV and a kitchenette with full fridge, microwave and FREE coffee. The Aboriginal Student Services Coordinator, Art Stevens, is available for student support and invites any and all students to contact him at the Centre.
Visit the Aboriginal Student Centre website for hours of operation and more information.
Location: 46 Melody Drive