Meet our leaders
We take great pride in our students’ achievements and celebrate their successes. With the guidance of our leadership team, we deliver opportunities that inspire students, faculty, and staff.
"If we're going to achieve our vision as a community, we need to develop that vision together.”
– Dr. Richard Florizone, president
The president and vice-chancellor is the chief executive officer, responsible to the Board of Governors and to the Senate for the supervision of Dalhousie University’s administrative and academic work.
Directly responsible to the vice-president, academic & provost, the dean of each faculty is responsible for the recruitment and promotion of the faculty, in accordance with the policies and procedures [PDF] of the university.
- Dr. David Gray, Agriculture
- Christine Macy, Architecture & Planning
- Dr. Frank Harvey, Arts & Social Sciences
- Dr. Andrew Rau-Chaplin, Computer Science
- Dr. Benjamin Davis, Dentistry
- Dr. John Newhook, Engineering
- Dr. Marty Leonard, Graduate Studies
- Dr. Brenda Merritt (Acting), Health
- Camille Cameron, Law
- Donna Bourne-Tyson, Libraries and University Librarian
- Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, Management
- Dr. David Anderson, Medicine
- Dr. Chris Moore, Science
- Andy Cochrane, Continuing Education
The chair is the head of a department within a faculty. Responsible to the dean, chairs oversee the day-to-day operation of the department and ensure it achieves the highest possible standards of excellence. View department chairs by faculty.
From academics to research, our senior administration team provides leadership in shaping strategic direction. Vice-presidents are responsible to the president and the Board of Governors.
- Dr. Carolyn Watters, provost & vice-president, academic
- Dr. Alice Aiken, vice-president, research
- Ian Nason, vice-president, finance & administration
- Peter Fardy, vice-president, advancement
Associate & assistant vice-presidents
Responsible to senior administration, our associate and assistant vice-presidents oversee the operations of the university as established by the university's strategic plan.