Don-Sobey_Dal-Donor_250wDonald Sobey, a native Nova Scotian who lives on the water on Northumberland Strait, has “a great love and respect for the oceans, either when they’re violent or supplying fish.” He wants to do whatever he can to help the oceans survive and flourish.

To that end, he has established the Sobey Fund for Oceans with a $1.5-million endowment to provide scholarships for students in Dalhousie’s prestigious Marine Affairs program and work placements with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world-renowned conservation organization.

The Sobey Fund for Oceans will inspire a new generation of ocean leadership and attract the best and brightest minds across multiple disciplines – from marine biology, law, oceanography, management, journalism and political science – to create new ways for ocean communities to flourish.