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Game-Changing Initiatives Launched

Fall is a time of renewal, a season in which Dalhousie celebrates our past and looks to the future with Homecoming, Fall Convocation and the arrival of a new class of students beginning the next chapter of their lives.

This particular fall, there are even greater renewals underway—ones that point to Dalhousie’s next chapter.

There is our long-planned revitalization of Sexton Campus—recently expanded to a $64 million project, thanks to government and donor support that will transform our downtown Halifax campus into the heart of an emerging innovation district (Sexton Campus Renewal Set to Spark Innovation). Together with other Nova Scotian leaders, we are starting a two-year global MIT entrepreneurship program called “REAP,” helping our province develop new strategies for economic growth (Partners in Economic Progress). And perhaps most exciting of all is the Ocean Frontier Institute: a Dal-led, $220 million collaboration that unites the best in Atlantic Canada with the best in the world, positioning Canada as a true world leader in ocean research (From World Class to World Leading).

Each of these, in its own way, is a game changer—not just for Dalhousie but for the Atlantic region and, indeed, our country. Their common bond is the power of partnership: governments, donors, alumni, faculty/staff and students coming together to make a lasting impact on our communities and our world.

It is with this support—with your support—that Dalhousie is propelled towards its third century with momentum and purpose, set to become an even more relevant, more connected and more vibrant university.

Dr. Richard Florizone, President