The Dalhousie Alumni Association (DAA) Board proudly represents 157,000+ Dalhousie University alumni located around the world. A dynamic, professional, volunteer team working with the Dalhousie Office of Advancement, the DAA builds relationships and connections between alumni and their alma mater for a stronger Dalhousie. This rewarding and recognized volunteer role is an opportunity to represent your peers and make meaningful contributions.

The DAA is here for you

Our current president is Alana Riley (MBA’17).

Get to know all of the board members.



Apply to join the DAA Board

The Dalhousie Alumni Association is seeking applications from alumni interested in joining as new board members in September 2024.

The DAA Board is an approximately 17-person volunteer advisory board that advises on plans to drive active alumni engagement across the globe in support of Dalhousie University. Members assist through public speaking, professional work, amplification of social campaigns, outreach to contacts and other means as applicable.

The board aims to broadly represent all of Dalhousie’s faculties, as well as the geographic regions and graduation years of the alumni community. We welcome applications for board positions from across the community and, this year, we are particularly interested in applications from individuals with experience in:

  • Governance / Advisory Board Experience / Committee Experience
  • Customer Relations / Employee Engagement
  • Marketing / Communications / Events and Programming / Fundraising

Equally, we are particularly interested in applications from individuals with experience relating to the following faculties:

  • Architecture and Planning
  • Computer Science
  • Dentistry

We welcome applications from Dalhousie alumni around the world. To reflect the distribution of our current alumni community, we particularly encourage applications from individuals based in the following regions:

  • Eastern Canada
  • India
  • China

Further, alumni from any graduating year are eligible to apply for a board member position. To reflect the distribution of the current alumni community, the DAA Board is particularly hoping to improve the representation of recent graduates (i.e. those individuals that have graduated within the last five years) in its board membership.

Finally, in line with Dalhousie’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, we encourage applicants from underrepresented groups, including but not limited to the Indigenous, African-Nova Scotian, and LGBTQ2SIA+ populations.

To apply, please send your cover letter and CV to by midnight (AST) on March 5, 2024. Your application should set out your motivation for applying for a DAA Board position, your relevant skills and experience (including any past board-level experience), as well as your relevant background. Please include your name, address, Dal grad year(s) and degree(s).

All applications will be forwarded to the DAA nominating committee for follow-up once the application period closes. The appointment of new board members will be finalized at the DAA Board’s Annual General Meeting in May 2024.