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Dr. Richard Florizone, Dalhousie University President

A memo to the university community (July 2013)

It's an honour to officially join the Dalhousie community today as the university's 11th president. Thanks to all who have offered me such a warm welcome.
I can't help but to be optimistic about our future. Dalhousie builds on nearly two centuries of academic excellence, with highly respected faculty, dedicated staff, high-achieving students and accomplished alumni. We will undoubtedly face challenges, but in our complex and interconnected world, the mission of the university has never been more relevant or important.

As your new president, I'm intensely interested in connecting with you, getting to know you, and understanding your ideas and aspirations for our university.  

That's why I'm embarking on "100 days of Listening," to hear your hopes and concerns, to gather data and to begin to develop our collective vision for the future. To that end, the senior administration team and I will be organizing a range of events in the coming months to meet with many of you. We are also introducing a webpage today to stimulate your thinking.

I look forward to hearing from as many of you as possible  -  faculty, students, staff, alumni, and the broader community in Halifax and beyond.

There's much to be excited about in Dalhousie's future. I'm looking forward to working with you on building that future together.




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