Video: Watch Dr. Florizone's Installation address
Ryan McNutt - October 4, 2013
On Friday, with Presidents Emeritus Tom Traves and Howard Clark both in attendance, Richard Florizone joined their ranks as he was officially installed as the Dalhousie's 11th president and vice-chancellor.
Installation, a long-standing tradition in the academy, is a formal ceremony to mark the beginning of a university president's time in office. After being introduced by his predecessor, Dr. Traves, Dr. Florizone was installed by Jim Spatz, chair of Dal's Board of Governors, and Dalhousie Chancellor Fred Fountain. He recited a pledge to uphold the university mission, donned his Dalhousie academic robes for the first time, and then addressed the crowd gathered in the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium.
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"Our world is an increasingly complex, interconnected and interdependent place, and I believe the university’s mission of teaching, research, and service has never been more important," said Dr. Florizone. "To take on that mission as the 11th president of this incredible university is a privilege and a humbling honour, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart."
Watch Dr. Florizone's Installation address below.
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