Celebrate a tradition of giving
Every year, on the last Wednesday of January (January 29 this year), the MSVU community celebrates Caritas Day. Caritas is Latin for “charity” and Caritas Day is a day set aside for charitable acts by the MSVU community – from random acts of kindness, to giving gifts of time, talent and other resources.
The fire of 1951
The history behind the day dates back to a devastating fire that destroyed the entire MSVU campus (just one building at the time!) in January 1951. The fire left students with nowhere to continue their education, but thankfully the residents and businesses of Halifax opened their hearts and doors to provide the students with spaces to learn.