Dalhousie University
Community Report
2019–2020
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Community Report 2019–2020

President’s Message

A university is only as strong as its community. Our successes depend on one another, and our challenges are shared challenges.

Rarely has that been as true as it is now. In the aftermath of the recent tragedy in Nova Scotia and the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, all of us across the region and, indeed, around the world have had to pull together and support one another during this challenging time.

I am a newcomer to this community, having only arrived at Dalhousie in January. But our collective response to COVID-19 has taught me a great deal about this community’s strength, its resilience and its sense of common purpose.

We share this Community Report with you each year to showcase the best of what is possible when we work together, across sectors, to achieve shared goals. The stories you will find within speak to the same sense of meaningful connection and spirited collaboration that are guiding us through challenging times.

You will read about the diverse perspectives and achievements of our students, staff and faculty. You will discover how we are building belonging, sharing research, leading with compassion, helping our students excel and supporting our community.

Let us acknowledge these accomplishments, even within difficult times, so that we can move forward together to build a stronger future for our region and beyond.

A connected community — now more than ever.

Deep Saini
President and vice-chancellor

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