Terms of Reference

Diversity and inclusiveness
are central values at Dalhousie University. In 1818 when Lord Dalhousie established the university, he envisioned a college with access for all, regardless of class or creed - a radical view for its time.

We also know that, despite Lord Dalhousie's progressive views on higher education, his documented views on race and the African Nova Scotian community are of great concern.

Though slavery was abolished in 1833, we know that it left negative legacies such as social, economic, legal and educational disadvantage, and anti-Black racism for the province and country's Black populations.

The Lord Dalhousie Panel aims to tackle this complex discussion through scholarly inquiry and community engagement.

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