Dr. Kim Brooks

Dalhousie University’s Board of Governors has announced the appointment of Dalhousie’s own Dr. Kim Brooks as the university’s 13th President and Vice-Chancellor who begins her five-year term beginning August 14, 2023.

Dr. Brooks, who has been supporting the current leadership transition as Acting Provost and Vice-President Academic, has the rare distinction of having served as Dean of two different Dalhousie faculties: the Schulich School of Law and the Faculty of Management. She is a 3M Teaching Fellow and an accomplished tax scholar and lawyer who has held research chairs at multiple top Canadian universities. Her extensive leadership and service reaches deep into the public sector and our local community with organizations such as Halifax Public Libraries, where she is the current Board Chair. 

 Dr. Brooks’s appointment is on recommendation of a presidential search committee that included representatives from the Board, Senate, students and administration. The search attracted an incredibly competitive field of candidates from across Canada and around the world.

Dr. Kim Brooks seated in a blue chair in the Wallace McCain Learning Commons.

Get to know Dr. Brooks

Read our Dal News announcement story to learn more about how Dr. Brooks's leadership at Dal showcases her inspiring approach to community building and positive change.