Progress updates

Inspiration and Impact: Year five

In a year marked by Dalhousie milestones—first and foremost among them our 200th anniversary— the completion of the university’s most recent Strategic Direction, Inspiration and Impact, is another cause for celebration.

The June 2019 Progress Report is our fifth annual report on progress towards our objectives. During the past five years, Dalhousie has achieved record enrolment, research income and fundraising. We have strengthened academic programs and our physical campus. We have advanced research and innovation of vital importance to the region and the world. And we have made real progress in creating a Dalhousie where all truly belong.   

June 2019 Progress Report

The path forward into our third century is starting to take shape. Phase one of our next planning process is complete, with a university-wide survey and extensive engagement sessions helping inform our next set of priorities. In the coming weeks and months, through further campus and community involvement, those priorities will begin to become a new institutional plan, one that enables us to expand our reach and impact both in our region and around the world. Together, we will write the next chapter in Dalhousie’s story.




June 2019 Town Hall

On Monday, June 24, 2019, Interim President and Vice-Chancellor Peter MacKinnon and Provost and Vice-President Academic Teri Balser presented Impact: Updates from our 2014-2019 Strategic Direction on Studley Campus in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


As we wrap up our five-year strategic direction, this was a chance to come together to celebrate our successes, highlight progress made towards our goals, and review the steps we are taking toward the next strategic plan. This session was also an opportunity to answer questions and listen to feedback about the plan and its future.

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