Citizenship Ceremony at Dalhousie University


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Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia


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In the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, an Enhanced Citizenship Ceremony exemplified the spirit of unity and diversity. This citizenship ceremony at Dalhousie University brought together individuals from different corners of the world, who all gathered to embrace a new chapter in their lives. The ceremony was not just a legal formality, it was also a celebration of identities, cultures, and the shared values that bind us together as global citizens.

Citizenship Judge Joan Mahoney administered the oath of citizenship and celebrated 38 individuals from 13 countries as Canadian citizens.


Number of New Citizens


Number of Countries

Before the ceremony began, ICC hosted roundtable discussions for the new citizens and their guests to connect with one another. During this time, they can build relationships around the memories created on this special day.

“I would just like to talk about how small of a world it is. We all have connections here.” – New Canadian Citizen

This was discovered when two guests at the roundtable discussions work together and unknowingly attended the same citizenship ceremony – one member as a guest in support of a new citizen and one new Canadian citizen. Their presence at the ceremony reflects their personal connections, and also their collective dedication to those who belong to the Halifax community.

Ultimately, this ceremony captures the essence of how even in a vast world, our lives are often interwoven through common experiences and the desire to create a welcoming community. It emphasizes that through collaboration, we can create a stronger and more inclusive society that embraces newcomers and celebrates all of their contributions.

Photos and More Information

To view photos of the Citizenship Ceremony, click here.

With ICC’s Enhanced Citizenship Ceremonies, established Canadians have the ability to connect with new citizens building stronger community relationships. If you are interested in volunteering as a roundtable host at one of our ceremonies, please contact


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