Alumni Awards

 alumni association sponsors three awards: the Alumni Teaching Award, the Bertha Wilson Honour Society and the Weldon Award for Unselfish Public Service.

It's easy make a nomination: simply download the appropriate form and return it to alumni relations. If you still have questions, please feel free to get in touch with our Alumni Relations office, at lawalum@dal.ca or 902-494-5100.

Weldon Award For Unselfish Public Service

The Weldon Award For Unselfish Public Service honours the tradition of unselfish public service established by Richard Chapman Weldon, the founding Dean of Dalhousie University's Schulich School of Law. 

Richard Chapman Weldon (Dean 1883–1914) Speaking at the Law School's opening ceremonies on October 30, 1883:

"In drawing up our curriculum, we have not forgotten the duty which every university owes to the state, the duty which Aristotle saw and emphasized so long ago — of teaching young men the science of government. In our free government we all have political duties, some higher, some humbler, and these duties will be best performed by those who have given them most thought. We may fairly hope that some of our students will, in their riper years, be called upon to discharge public duties. We aim to help these to act with fidelity and wisdom."

Bertha Wilson Honour Society

Do you know an extraordinary alum of our school? Why not nominate her/him for induction into the Bertha Wilson Honour Society?

Established in 2011 to pay tribute to an alumna and pioneer of the Canadian judiciary, The Honourable Madam Justice Bertha Wilson, this award also showcases the geographic reach of alumni contributions to law and society.

Alumni Teaching Award

This award recognizes teaching-related enthusiasmcommitmentdedication and outstanding service to our students. Current students nominate candidates for this award. Past recipients include former colleague and present Supreme Court of Canada Judge, The Honourable Mr Justice Thomas Cromwell.

2017-18 Recipient, Assistant Professor Naiomi Metallic ('05)