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Board of Governors' Awards


Committed to excellence

On the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Dalhousie Student Union, and in recognition of the fact that students contribute to the quality and vitality of the University, and the achievement of its mission, both through their academic accomplishments and through their involvement in other aspects of campus life, a new set of awards known as Governors' Awards, was created by the Board of Governors.

The terms of reference of the Governors' Awards are as follows.

Up to four awards are made each year, for exceptional contributions or leadership in the extracurricular realm in such areas as:

  • University Governance
  • Development of a Sense of Community on Campus
  • Community Service
  • Internationalizing the Campus
  • Visual or Performing Arts
  • Minority Access
  • Athletics

To be eligible, students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or equivalent.  Otherwise, all students - undergraduate, graduate or professional faculty student, full time or part time, at any stage in their academic career - may be considered for an award.

Recipients are chosen by a committee consisting of the President; three members of the Board of Governors; and the Vice-Provost, Student Affairs.  The University community is invited to submit nominations, in writing, but the selection committee is also free to identify candidates itself.

Awards, in the form of a plaque, are presented by the Chair of the Board or designate at the annual Impact Awards Gala Evening.

Making a submission

Call for nominations will open on Monday, December 5, 2016, and close on Monday, January 16, 2017, 4 p.m.

Completed nomination forms can be submitted to:

The Office of the Vice-Provost
Student Affairs
Room 328
Henry Hicks Academic Administration Building                                   
Dalhousie University
6299 South Street
P. O. Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2

Please contact cheryl.smith@dal.ca if you have any questions.