Posts Tagged ‘Tom Traves’

What’s next? 100 Days to “strategic direction”

The 100 Days report has come and gone and already Dalhousie president Richard Florizone is back to work. He’s going to be busy in the first half of 2014, creating a budget and a strategic plan to guide the university over the next several years. By looking at the 100 Days report and the university’s…

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Tom Traves admitted to the Order of Canada

Tom Traves served as Dalhousie’s president for 18 years, and Canada is saying thank you. Governor General David Johnson ended 2013 by announcing 90 appointments to the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian honours. Near the bottom of the list, which included the members of Blue Rodeo, was Traves. The Nova Scotia…

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Dalhousie installs its 11th president

On the occasion of Dalhousie University formally installing only the 11th president in its history, the man now tasked with leading it told the crowd that cultivating business and international partnerships are critical to the institution’s success. Richard Florizone shared his optimism for Dal—along with the challenges still to come—during a 22 minute address Oct.…

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Dalhousie exceeds Bold fundraising target

Dalhousie exceeds Bold fundraising target

Dalhousie announced the results of Bold Ambitions, its largest fundraising campaign in history, in the McInnes Room May 16 with donors, alumni, faculty and students there to celebrate. The numbers were staggering. The university reached their goal 18 months early and ultimately raised $280 million, $30 million more than its initial target. Outgoing president Tom…

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The next president

The presidential search committee unanimously selected Florizone for the position. (Calum Agnew photo)

Dalhousie has found its new president. Richard Florizone, currently vice president of finance and resources at the University of Saskatchewan, will take up the post on July 1, 2013. “The university is fantastic. It’s one of Canada’s greatest universities,” says Florizone. “Everyone’s been really warm and welcoming. It’s a great honour—and a privilege and pleasure—to…

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Final year for Dal president

This summer’s announcement from Dalhousie administration that president Tom Traves is planning to retire in June 2013 came as a surprise to some—after 17 years, Traves is one of the longest-serving presidents in Canada. “The typical tenure of a university president in Canada is about ten years, so I’ve had a long run in office,”…

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Dal does India

Katrina Pyne, Staff Contributor With the year of India fast approaching, Tom Traves, President of Dalhousie University, and 14 other university professors made it to the other side of the world to promote relations between Canadian and Indian universities. The largest delegation of university professors ever to travel abroad left for seven days on Nov.…

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Letter from the President

Tom Traves, Dalhousie University President   I love the fall at Dalhousie. Thousands of students pour into the campus and new adventures in learning and living begin as Dal students “come home” to the most exciting university experience in Canada. Each of you arrived this fall with your own unique dreams and ambitions. We are…

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