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Dalhousie University is embarking on the search for its 13th President and Vice-Chancellor. 

We are excited to welcome a new President to our university and our region who will grow Dal’s impact and ensure continued success in delivering academic excellence, transformative research and building stronger communities.   

Latest update - April 24, 2023

The advertisement for Dalhousie’s 13th President and Vice-Chancellor was posted February 13 with a soft close date of March 22, 2023 — although applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. The search committee is now in the process of reviewing applications and will be conducting formal interviews with candidates over the month of May.

About the search

We have engaged the search firm Perrett Laver, one of the world’s leading international executive search firms, to assist with the search process. The search process is governed by the university’s Senior Administrative Appointments Policy and Procedures [PDF 191kb].

Members of the Dal community may provide confidential input into the search at any time by contacting search consultant Dr. Cora Hui at or Laura Godsoe, Director, Executive Recruitment and Employment Equity at Dalhousie at

For candidates

Search committee membership

Chaired by the Board Chair, the search committee is constitued in accordance with the Senior Administrative Appointments Policy and includes representatives from the Board of Governors, Senate, administration and the Dalhousie Student Union.

Cheryl Fraser, Chair, Board of Governors
Board-appointed members
Cassandra Dorrington
Level Chan
Catherine MacPherson
Paul Beesley
Kristan Hines
Non-Board appointed members
Senate-appointed members:
Dr. Louise Spiteri, Professor of Information Management & Chair, Dalhousie Senate
Dr. Graham Gagnon, Dean of Architecture and Planning
Dr. Hany el Naggar, Professor & Associate Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Dalhousie Student Union appointed member
Aparna Mohan, Dalhousie Student Union President
Staff member
Matt Hebb, Vice-President Government and Global Relations