May 2013 Honorary Degree Recipient
Doctor of Laws (honoris causa)
Mr. Seymour Schulich has had many titles in his life – executive, entrepreneur, and officer of the Order of Canada – to name a few.
At Dalhousie, he is best known as a philanthropist. His contributions – including his transformative $20 million donation to the university’s law school in 2009 – have meant new scholarships for students in disciplines from law to computer science.
Mr. Schulich has given many millions of dollars to educational institutions across the country and beyond. His vision is international. With a gift of $100 million he established a scholarship program for students in Canada and Israel entering undergraduate studies in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
Mr. Schulich was born in Montreal. He graduated from McGill University with his bachelor of science degree and later his MBA. A chartered financial analyst, he has navigated a remarkable career path, which has included the fields of oil, mining and investment management.
Mr. Schulich has received many honours for his career achievements and his philanthropy. These include multiple honorary degrees and induction in the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame and the Canadian Business Hall of Fame.