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The power of momentum: Dal releases 2017‑18 Community Report

- April 25, 2018

Dalhousie is marking 200 years of achievement this year — with no intentions of slowing down.

That’s one of many takeaways you’ll get from reviewing this year’s Dalhousie University Community Report, released today (Wednesday, April 25). Titled Momentum, the report offers a summary of the past year through the lens of Dal’s impact on its communities.



“The stories in this year’s report highlight what’s possible when we work together to inspire and support our best and brightest, and when we bring together the best in the region with the very best in the world,” says Dal President Richard Florizone. “It’s a testament to how great moments can build on one another, creating the sort of momentum that lifts our communities to new heights.”

Aligned with Dal’s other institutional reports (including the annual Inspiration and Impact progress report in June), the Community Report — now in its second year — emphasizes stories, projects and experiences which demonstrate the important role Dalhousie plays in not just its local communities, but in its region, country and beyond.  

This year’s report includes four highlight stories: Rhodes Scholar Nayani Jensen and her success in bridging technical and artistic pursuits; the Faculty of Agriculture’s National Christmas Tree Research Centre — led by faculty member Raj Lada — and its impact on the region’s Christmas tree industry; the new Ocean Supercluster and its potential to grow Canada’s ocean economy; and how outreach programs like PLANS (Promoting Leadership in Health for African Nova Scotians) open new doors for our region’s young people like current student Kayla Beals. It also includes year-in-review highlights, a message from President Florizone and more.

Momentum: Dalhousie Community Report 2017-18 is now available online, and is being shared with community partners. A supporting print edition will be distributed to select stakeholders as well. The publication is developed and designed by the university’s Communications and Marketing team.


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