Meet the Leadership Team

Learn more about the people helping lead Dal into its third century


Teri Balser

Dr. Teri Balser

Provost & vice-president, academic

"Moving to Halifax is in many ways like making a homecoming..." Meet Teri

Alice Aiken

Dr. Alice Aiken

Vice-president, research & innovation

"The collaborative spirit... that's our greatest strength." Meet Alice

Ian Nason

Ian Nason

Vice-president, finance & administration

"I try to pay close attention to issues as they arise and be as collaborative as possible." Meet Ian

Peter Fardy

Peter Fardy

Vice-president, advancement

"What’s fulfilling is when we can tap into what people really care about..." Meet Peter

Ivan Joseph

Dr. Ivan Joseph

Vice-provost, student affairs

"I look forward to the opportunity to make this place my home..." Meet Ivan

Ivan Joseph

Josh Leon

Chief information officer & assistant vice-president, information technology

"Dal puts such value on academic excellence..." Meet Josh

Teri Balser

Matthew Hebb

Assistant vice-president, government relations and economic development

"[Dal] is such an astonishing collection of incredibly smart people..." Meet Matthew

Ivan Joseph

Donna Bourne-Tyson

Dean of Libraries

"Students are using library spaces more than ever because we’re doing a better job of designing library spaces for people..." Meet Donna

Teri Balser

Dr. Marty Leonard

Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies

"My vision is simply to support students and faculty..." Meet Marty

Teri Balser

Dr. Ben Davis

Dean, Faculty of Dentistry

"It starts by getting students into the program and encouraging them to think about academia..." Meet Ben

Teri Balser

Dr. David Anderson

Dean, Facuty of Medicine

"I continue to be impressed by the scope and the complexity of the work that goes on here..." Meet David