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Dalhousie University
Dalhousie University
Dalhousie University
Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University

The ultimate book for Dalhousie's 200th year.

From humble beginnings in 1818 as “the little college by the sea,” Dalhousie University has grown to be an influential Canadian thought leader, global educator, research powerhouse, and economic driver. Today, Dal has more than 18,000 students across 12 faculties, over 2,500 staff, and more than 130,000 alumni spread across the country and around the globe.

Dalhousie University: A 200th Anniversary Portrait explores the story of this historic university. Opening with an epic poem by celebrated poet and alumnus George Elliott Clarke, the volume takes readers on a journey through Dalhousie's past, present, and future. Using images, artifacts, and documents, Holmlund addresses themes as diverse as the university's campuses, student life, academic research, and teaching, as well as the impact of Dalhousie and its alumni on the wider world. This image-filled book highlights the contributions of students, faculty, and staff and the larger community that make up the university known simply as Dal.


Mona Holmlund is an Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University, specializing in Visual Culture. She is the author of several books, including Inspiring Women: A Celebration of Herstory.

George Elliott Clarke, OC ONS is one of Canada's best known and most celebrated poets. His work chronicles the experience and history of the Black-Canadian communities of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, creating a cultural geography that Clarke refers to as “Africadia.”

140 pages
Pub date: June 5, 2018