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Encyclopedia > Mount Saint Vincent University

Mount Saint Vincent University, commonly referred to as 'The Mount', is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. It is the only university in the Halifax area which is not located on the downtown peninsula. {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: E Mari Merces (Wealth from the Sea) City Symbol: Kingfisher Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada Location. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (One defends and the other conquers) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Lieutenant Governor Myra A. Freeman Premier John Hamm (PC) Area 55,283 km² (12th)  - Land 53,338 km²  - Water 1,946 km² (3. ...


The university traces its history to the development of the Roman Catholic Sisters of Charity, which established in Halifax in 1849. Over the ensuing years, the order developed a convent, schools, an orphanage, and health care facilties throughout the Halifax area, as well as across North America. The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... BVM Sisters Logo Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, known by their initials BVM, is a Roman Catholic religious order founded in the United States by Mother Mary Frances Clarke. ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


In 1872, the Sisters of Charity began construction of "Mount St. Vincent" in Rockingham, Nova Scotia, on the outskirts of Halifax, on a hill overlooking the Bedford Basin. The facility would house "Mount St. Vincent Academy" (1873-1972) and the "Mount St. Vincent College" as well as residence accommodation for sisters and students, and facilities for congregational administration. 1872 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Bedford Basin is a large enclosed bay, forming the northwestern end of Canadas Atlantic coast. ...


In 1914, Mount St. Vincent College became a junior women's college and in 1916-1917 four sisters received doctorate degrees from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.. The Sisters of Charity established a renewed commitment to the importance of education for women. 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1916 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) Events January-February January 1 -The first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... 1917 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The Catholic University of America The Catholic University of America (abbreviated CUA), located in Washington, DC, is unique as the national university of the Catholic Church and as the only higher education institution founded by the U.S. bishops. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United...


In 1925 the Nova Scotia government gave Mount St. Vincent College a degree-granting charter, making the institution the only independent degree-granting college for women in the British Empire. 1925 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... The British Empire in 1897, marked in pink, the traditional colour for Imperial British dominions on maps. ...


In 1966 a new charter was granted by the government which saw the institution change its name to Mount St. Vincent University. In 1967 the first men were admitted as students. 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1988 the Sisters of Charity transferred ownership of Mount St. Vincent University to an independent university board of governers. Although the university is now officially secular, the order still maintains a presence among the teaching faculty, as well as by maintaining ownership of property at the top of the hill above campus where the "Mother House" is located. 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... BVM Sisters Logo Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, known by their initials BVM, is a Roman Catholic religious order founded in the United States by Mother Mary Frances Clarke. ...


Despite being a mixed-gender institution since 1967, women still represent approximately 83% of the student body. The university takes great pride in its accommodation of "non traditional students" (eg. mature students, those with children, etc.). 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Primarily a liberal arts university, Mount St. Vincent offers degrees in the Arts, Sciences, and several specialty programs such as Information Technology, Applied Human Nutrition, and Public Relations. Following consolidation of post-secondary programs across Nova Scotia in the 1990s, Mount St. Vincent became home to the only Education program in the Halifax area. The university boasts the best student-to-professor ratio in the country with a student population of approximately 4,800. Events and trends Technology The World Wide Web was born at CERN Explosive growth of the Internet; decrease in the cost of computers and other technology Reduction in size and cost of mobile phones leads to a massive surge in their popularity Year 2000 problem (commonly known as Y2K) Microsoft...


During the 1995 G-7 summit, Mount St. Vincent awarded an honourary Doctor of Laws degree to Hillary Rodham Clinton. 1983 G-7 Economic Summit in Williamsburg, Virginia (left to right) Pierre Trudeau, Gaston Thorn, Helmut Kohl, François Mitterrand, Ronald Reagan, Yasuhiro Nakasone, Margaret Thatcher, Amintore Fanfani. ... Hillary Clinton Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947) has been the freshman United States Senator from New York since January 3, 2001. ...


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This is a list of current and historical womens universities and colleges. ...

Nova Scotia universities
Public universities
Acadia | Dalhousie | Mt Saint Vincent | NSAC | NSCAD | Saint Francis Xavier | Saint Mary's | Cape Breton | Saint Anne

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Mount Saint Vincent University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (484 words)
Mount Saint Vincent University, commonly referred to as 'The Mount', is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
In 1872, the Sisters of Charity began construction of "Mount St. Vincent" in Rockingham, Nova Scotia, on the outskirts of Halifax, on a hill overlooking the Bedford Basin.
In 1914, Mount St. Vincent College became a junior women's college and in 1916-1917 four sisters received doctorate degrees from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. The Sisters of Charity established a renewed commitment to the importance of education for women.
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