Donors and partners have helped to bring the IDEA Project to life.

Bernie MacIsaac and his mentor Dr. Roland Gagne Gastops founder honours mentor, supports students

Bernie MacIsaac (BEng’70) had no idea he’d build and lead a company known world-wide for its innovations in systems engineering. His gift to the IDEA Project campaign establishes a scholarship in Dr. Roland Gagne’s name and funds a student lab.

Ian Whitcomb and Arthur Irving (both left) join Richard Florizone (right) in celebrating the new Irving Oil Auditorium. Irving Oil fuels IDEA Project campaign with $2.2M gift

Irving Oil’s gift to Dalhousie will support engineering students with new scholarships, co-op opportunities and a new 450-seat auditorium as part of the IDEA Project revitalization of Dal’s downtown Sexton Campus.

Dr. Joe Randell (BEng (NSTC)’76, LLD’15) Partners in aviation and innovation

Chorus Aviation Inc. invests in Dalhousie…and Nova Scotia.

President Florizone, Michelin North America (Canada) President Jeff MacLean and their institutions' respective mascots Michelin contributes $500K to Dal’s IDEA Project

The new Michelin Creation Lab, made possible by the company’s donation to Dal’s downtown campus revitalization, will provide new, state-of-the-art equipment for Engineering students.

President Florizone and Emera's Bob Hanf. President Florizone announces ideaHUB partnership

Dal President Richard Florizone announced a $10-million contribution from Emera at the Halifax Chamber of Commerce’s fall dinner to support the ideaHUB initiative. This advanced engineering incubator/accelerator space will equip students with creative and entrepreneurial skills while supporting local startups and small businesses.

Joy and Deigo Romero Setting tomorrow’s engineers up for success

For Joy (BEng’79) and Diego (BEng’79) Romero, their shared lives in engineering have come full circle.


IDEA Innovation A transformation that starts with an “IDEA”

Learn more about how new construction and significant campus renovations are set to catalyze a new era of education, research and community impact.

IDEA Williams Marshall and Peter Williams

This father-son duo was inspired to create learning spaces for future engineers by supporting the IDEA Project.

Wes Campbell Wesley Campbell, P. Eng.

Dalhousie holds a special place in Wes Campbell’s (BEng’63, LLB’66, LLD’07) heart. That is why he is giving back to the school’s fastest-growing Faculty.

Stephen Leahey Stephen Leahey

Engineering alumnus Stephen Leahey shares why he decided to lead a class giving effort to support the IDEA Project Campaign.