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Dalhousie announces launch of Bringing Worlds Together—a $750‑million campaign for transformational change

Posted by Communications, Marketing and Creative Services on April 2, 2024 in News

April 2, 2024 – HALIFAX, N.S. – Today, Dalhousie University announced the launch of Bringing Worlds Together, a $750-million campaign for transformational change, representing the largest fundraising effort ever among Atlantic Canadian universities. With the support of extraordinary donors and partners, the campaign will enable the university to inspire and support its students, engage in high impact research, and lift the intellectual, social, and economic vitality of our local, national, and global communities. 

Dalhousie’s President, Kim Brooks, says Bringing Worlds Together will start with extraordinary partnerships and end with extraordinary solutions, adding that changing the world means we cannot be worlds apart.

“Our ambition for this campaign is to share our capacity and talent with the world in a way that profoundly shapes it,” Brooks says. “This isn’t about making Dalhousie better; this is about coming together to bring about a more just and equitable future.  It’s about making the world better. And it starts here in Nova Scotia.”

Bringing Worlds Together builds on Dalhousie’s impact as a hub for global change. As a national university located in Nova Scotia, Dalhousie has the unique ability to bring people together and pursue solutions to complex problems and major societal challenges. Throughout its history, the university has proven itself as a place where research flourishes, graduates help build a better world, and communities come together with shared purpose.

“Supported by partnerships and the power of philanthropy, Dalhousie has had a significant impact through the learning it delivers, the research it conducts, and the solutions it develops by working with our communities,” says Dr. Fred Fountain, CM, who is serving as an honorary co-chair of the campaign advisory committee along with Dr. Elizabeth Fountain, and the honourable Anne McLellan, PC, OC, AOE.

“This campaign has the potential to take Dalhousie to the next level in ways that will create lasting, positive change for the planet. We’re enthusiastic to be part of it,” adds Elizabeth Fountain.

The campaign has three defining areas of focus: “Inspiring Future-Ready Leaders” will ensure that every student has an opportunity to have an exceptional learning experience at Dalhousie; “Engaging in High-Impact Research” will encourage interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral co-operation and strive to create a vibrant and collaborative research environment that inspires meaningful outcomes; and “Lifting Our Communities” aims to strengthen Dalhousie’s relationships, particularly with Mi’kmaw and African Nova Scotian communities, and will support the creation of more clinics, programs, and outreach efforts.

To date, the Bringing Worlds Together campaign has raised nearly half of its $750 million goal. This represents a significant achievement, and already exceeds the total raised through Dalhousie’s last major comprehensive fundraising campaign, “Bold Ambitions,” which ended in 2013.

“We’re grateful to everyone who has given in support of this campaign,” says Cheryl Fraser, chair of Dalhousie’s Board of Governors. “Each gift makes it possible for us to be a force for change that is far-reaching, lasting, and positive.”

Today’s event was the first in a series with additional events planned for Truro, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary over the coming weeks.  

“We are seeking partners who want to drive meaningful and lasting change, who want to accelerate talent and create impact with distinction, and who know that community matters,” Brooks says. “We can make a better world. And we can do it when we Bring Worlds Together.”

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Media Contact:
Mike Fleury
Senior Manager, Strategic Communications and Media Relations
Dalhousie University
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About Dalhousie University
Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university, a key driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development for over 200 years. Located in the heart of Halifax—in the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq—with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our 20,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a diverse, purpose-driven community, one that spans 13 faculties and conducts more than $194 million in sponsored research annually.