Donate to Dalhousie's Information Management Programs

Thank you!

We appreciate all of our donors. Your gift helps us develop the best educational opportunities possible for our students. There are many ways to give back.

Visit Dalhousie's Giving website for full information about donating. If you wish to make an online donation, visit the online giving form. You can make a general gift, or direct your donation to a specific fund (see more info below, or enter "school of information management" under "Direct your gift" and "Specify a funding area").

If you need assistance with your donation, please contact the Dalhousie Office of Advancement.

If you are considering a gift beyond the scope of the opportunities mentioned here, please contact us. We are happy to discuss the best option for you.

SIM Annual Fund

Support student activities.

Read more about the SIM Annual Fund

Monies donated to the SIM Annual Fund are predominately used to fund SIM’s Student Assistantships. This fund may also be used to support scholarships and awards, as well as educational or research activities.

Annual Find donations may be made "in memory of" or "in honour of". Donors may choose to make a one-time or a regular monthly contribution.

Dalhousie Horrocks National Leadership Fund

Honour Norman Horrocks' outstanding leadership in librarianship.

Read more about the Dalhousie Horrocks National Leadership Fund

The Dalhousie-Horrocks National Leadership Fund was established in 2007 to honour Dr. Norman Horrocks, OC, PhD, FCLIP (1927-2010) for his outstanding leadership in the field of librarianship in North America, Australia, and Europe. Over several decades Dr. Horrocks, former Director of the School of Information Management and Dean of the Faculty of Management at Dalhousie University, pursued a distinguished career of very active involvement in professional associations in the United Kingdom, Cyprus, Australia, the United States, and Canada. His many contributions, for which he received local, national and international recognition, have advanced the field and the careers of countless individuals. Learn more about Dr. Horrocks here.

The fund supports a scholarship and an associated lecture series through an endowment donated by the many former students, colleagues, friends and admirers of Norman Horrocks.

The scholarship will be used to support MI students who demonstrate leadership potential in information management, specifically in libraries. The associated lecture series will help promote librarianship and publicly acknowledge individuals whose active leadership in relevant professional associations has made a difference locally and internationally. A lecture will be given annually by a recognized leader in the field.

The award and lecture was presented for the first time in the fall of 2013.

Stephanie Downs Memorial Fund

Remember Stephanie and her commitment to leadership.

Read more about the Stephanie Downs Memorial Fund

After living in London, England, for some time, Stephanie Downs decided to return to Canada to pursue her MLIS and become a librarian. She chose to study at Dalhousie for its sense of community, welcoming faculty and Maritime culture.

Stephanie was a SIM MLIS graduate (MLIS 2006) who was diagnosed with cervical cancer at the end of her last year at SIM. She lost her hard-fought battle with cancer on May 27, 2007.

After Stephanie’s death, Dalhousie University and members of her family generously launched a memorial award to grant scholarships to SIM students entering their second year of study. Like Stephanie, the successful candidates for this award have a demonstrated commitment to leadership and student life at SIM, and to international librarianship. As her friends and colleagues, we urge you to honour Stephanie as she truly was – an enthusiastic leader, a lover of life and a true friend.


SIM Memorial Fund

Remember IM professionals who have served the Atlantic region.

Read more about the SIM Memorial Fund

The SIM Memorial Fund was established in memory of librarians and information professionals with an enduring connection to SIM, the profession, and our IM community. The eventual goal of this fund is to provide scholarship support to incoming MI students, and in turn continue the legacy of those information management leaders who are no longer with us.  

Sandra Toze
Chair, Department of Information Science
(902) 494-2488

Shelley LaMorre
Alumni Relations Officer, Faculty of Management
(782) 641-6309