President’s Message

This year, Dalhousie marks 200 years of achievement — our moment to reflect on how far we’ve come, and to dream about what our future has in store. In our first two centuries, we’ve grown from a “little college by the sea” to a national university, and the leading research university in Atlantic Canada. Now, it is time for us to take our place as a global institution and the leading research university for Atlantic Canada.

But we can’t do it alone.

The stories in this year’s report highlight what’s possible when we work together to inspire and support our best and brightest, when we strengthen our connections and draw on the diverse strengths of all our people, and when we bring together the best in the region with the very best in the world.

Every day at Dalhousie is full of moments empowered by the support of our communities: partners, donors, alumni, government. And the university’s Strategic Direction — guided by our mission of teaching & learning, research and service — is our roadmap to making these moments count.

These moments start to build on one another, creating the sort of momentum that lifts our communities to new heights.

There’s the moment when Rhodes Scholar Nayani Jensen proved that her engineering and literary pursuits can not only co-exist but thrive alongside one another. When researcher and balsam fir tree expert Raj Lada started a one-of-a-kind partnership with local industry. The moment Ocean Supercluster, a cross-sector collaboration, resulted in a legacy-making investment. And when student Kayla Beals was encouraged to pursue her dream of a career in health care.

As we begin our third century, we’re proud to be building that momentum with you.

Richard Florizone
Richard Florizone
President & Vice-Chancellor


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