Inspiring kindness and connection

Friendship project logoMount Saint Vincent University and its Students’ Union are partnering in a movement to inspire kindness and connection within the university community and the wider world.

Says Kim MacAulay, Spiritual Life Coordinator and Chair, Friendship Project, “The project was inspired by other efforts like Mount Includes, Mount CARES, Compassionate Student Union, Social Responsibility at the Mount, and by hearing how difficult it is for international students to make friends; as well as the many ways we’ve been trying to foster a caring, inclusive campus and world since the Mount began.”

All are invited to learn more about the project and meet the team behind it at a launch event to be held Monday, September 21, 2015.

WHAT: Friendship Project Launch Meet and Greet

DATE AND TIME: UN Day of Peace – Monday, September 21st, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. (remarks to begin at 3:15 p.m.)

LOCATION: Atrium of the Margaret Norrie McCain Centre for Teaching, Learning and Research, Mount Saint Vincent University [Map]

The launch will include remarks from Mount student leaders and senior administration about the importance of being open to meeting a diversity of new people, and being accepting of those from all walks of life. The event will conclude with refreshments, socializing, and prizes that promote friendship, as well as games, art, and peace-card writing to political leaders.

Media can also arrange interviews in advance with
– Kim MacAulay, Spiritual Life Coordinator and Chair, Friendship Project
– Justin Corcoran, President, Mount Students’ Union and Friendship Team member
– Aris Hernandez, International Student Liaison and Friendship Team member

For more information:
Gillian Batten
Manager, Communications
Mount Saint Vincent University
(902) 457-6439