News Archive

May 14, 2013

Generosity sets the stage for Dal’s School of Performing Arts

There’s nothing unusual about joyful noise filling the halls of the Dalhousie Arts Centre — for Music and Theatre students, that’s just an ordinary school day.

April 22, 2013

RBC donates $1.5 million to the College of Sustainability

As one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for five years running, RBC’s Earth Day donation of $1.5 million to Dalhousie’s College of Sustainability on April 22, 2013 seemed only fitting.

April 9, 2013

Scotiabank cuts $1.5 million cheque for student-led program

A couple of years ago, Brian Porter, who became president of Scotiabank in 2012, sat down for a meeting with Management Dean Peggy Cunningham to discuss Dal’s Bold Ambitions campaign...

January 29, 2013

Software mogul gives back to support IT entrepreneurship

Ram Raju (BA’77; BSc’85; MBA’88), president and CEO of Kivuto Solutions Inc., says today’s IT development climate is vastly different than when he was a Dal student and professor.

February 14, 2012

Investing in a student's future

There was a time when David Lund (BComm’78) thought that setting up a scholarship would be beyond his reach. Now he knows better.

October November 8, 2011

McCain's Gift for Excellence in Higher Education

Margaret and the late Wallace McCain wanted to make a difference in the lives of Dalhousie University students...

October  20, 2011 

A Gift of Confidence

Ken Rowe has presented the largest gift ever to Dalhousie University by a Nova Scotian...

September 23, 2011

Showing Leadership in Health Law and Policy

Through a $3-million gift to Dalhousie University's Bold Ambitions Campaign...

May 17, 2011

Helping Other Students with Disabilities

Memorial bursary pays tribute to Edward Perkins and his zest for life...

May 7, 2011

Purdy Crawford Fund Focuses on Business Projects in Law

One of Dalhousie’s most distinguished graduates, Purdy Crawford (LLB’55, LLD’91)...

March 29, 2011

An Engineering Education that Matters

John W. Lindsay Sr. came to Dalhousie following the Second World War...

March 29, 2011

Dalhousie Kicks Off Bold Ambitions Campaign

Dalhousie University today launched the largest fund raising campaign in its history.

February 11, 2011

TD Funds Black Student Opportunity Grant

TD Bank will provide a $1 million gift to Dalhousie University to aid students from the black community in pursuing post-secondary education.

February 7, 2011

Work Hard and Prosper

Distinguished members of the Dalhousie community, past and present, along with other honoured guests, recently gathered to celebrate the launch of the Clifford Rae Achievement Awards.

January 31, 2011

A Knight to Remember

What do you get for the guy who has everything? Here’s an idea—how about an enduring legacy in the form of a $1-million scholarship fund to benefit Dalhousie students?

December 17, 2010

With Heartfelt Appreciation

Arriving at Dal 47 years ago, John (Joe) Hyndman gets misty-eyed thinking of all the fun he had and the friendships he made.

October 29, 2010

Students Helping Students

At its heart, the Dalhousie Student Union accessibility bursary, established with a $30,000 endowment in fall 2010, is about students helping students.

September 30, 2010

BMO Financial Group

BMO Financial Group has committed $1.5 million to become a founding partner of Dalhousie University’s Centre for Family Business and Regional Prosperity.

September 24, 2010

Making a Mark on Halifax

Dalhousie has named its newest and greenest academic building after one of its most generous benefactors – Dr. Mona Campbell – in recognition of her $10-million bequest.

September 7, 2010

Proud Dal Alumnus Honors His Pictou Roots

If you’re proud of your roots and want your community to succeed, funding education is a step in the right direction.

August 15, 2010

Music Endowment Gives Leg-up to Aspiring Performance Artists

Sisters Karen Ridgway Woolhouse and Judith Hume share more than a few family traits. For one thing, they believe in giving back to the community that fostered their education and they are both passionate about lifelong learning.

March 3, 2010

Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies Established Through Major Gift

A major donor has stepped forward to establish an endowed chair in Jewish studies at Dalhousie University.

February 2, 2010

History in the Making

Of the more than 60 professors in five different universities who tried to teach Jenny Cook (PhD ’96) the meaning of history, one – only one – actually nailed it.

November 3, 2009

‘I Owe Dal Big Time!’

Being good at academics is only one component of a successful university experience, according to Vince Ginley (BComm ’50).

October 29, 2009

Inspiring a New Generation of Researchers

Third-year science student Lauren Longobardi could have spent the summer working near her Fall River home.

October 15, 2009

Introducing the Schulich School of Law

Lord Dalhousie, George Munro, Lady Beaverbrook, Dorothy and Izaak Walton Killam, Seymour Schulich.

June 8, 2009

Incalculable Benefits

One of Dalhousie’s most successful high school outreach programs is about to reach a whole lot more students.

November 4, 2008

An Investment in People

When Margaret (Peggy) St. George was planning her estate, she had one overarching goal – how to best honour her “adoptive” family and the ophthalmology community at large.

October 6, 2008

Mark A. Hill Accessibility Centre Opens

Attaining a post-secondary education isn’t easy. For students overcoming obstacles such as mobility issues, chronic illness and dyslexia it’s an even greater challenge.

April 11, 2008

Johnson Scholarship Secured

The Johnson Scholarship Foundation, a Florida-based, private foundation, has committed $750,000 to Dalhousie University over five years, but with a catch: Dal has to raise matching funds.

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