Representing Dalhousie alumnae since 1871
The Dalhousie Alumni Association has roots stretching back to 1871, and its sister organization was formed in 1909. Today’s Women’s Division has grown from its origins as the Alumnae Association formed over a century ago, and continues its mission to advocate on behalf of female students of the university.
Today, a 15-person executive committee leads this 200-member group of alumnae. The Division’s priorities include:
- supporting student scholarships and awards
- raising funds for Shirreff Hall upgrades and improvements
- other community-related initiatives
The Women’s Division holds a popular annual Student Musicale, the main scholarship fundraising event which recently marked its 26th anniversary. The Division also hosts a variety of events, such as an annual luncheon, and social activities and celebrations, such as events commemorating its centennial in 2009.
White Ribbon Campaign
The Women’s Division supports the White Ribbon Campaign, which honours the memory of the 14 young women who were murdered on December 6, 1989 at École Polytechnique de Montréal. In supporting the campaign, the Division pledges never to commit, condone, or remain silent about violence against women and girls. They support a safer, violence-free environment for women on campus and are committed to using language that is respectful and honours the dignity of every individual.
The Women’s Division president is Elizabeth Ryan. Please get in touch for more information about joining this alumni group: firstname.lastname@example.org