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Podcast: Dr. Kim Brooks, first female president and vice – chancellor of Dalhousie University

By Don Mills & David Campbell Mar 22, 2024 | 11:14 AM

A Conversation with the New President of Dalhousie University, Dr. Kim Brooks


This episode of the Insights Podcast features a wide-ranging conversation with Kim Brooks, the first female President & Vice-Chancellor in the long history of Dalhousie University. Dr. Brooks’ appointment was very well received by the Dalhousie community as one the rare Presidents who was chosen from within. She has been at Dalhousie since 2010 and held senior management roles including Dean Law (her specialty is tax law) and Dean of the Faculty of Management. Her vision is to have the university serve the greater good of Nova Scotia and to further engagement with the community as a civic university. We talk about the university’s important role as an economic enabler, as an employer (more than 6,500 employees with a payroll over $400 million), as a talent and immigration attraction institution, as an incubator of start-up companies and as a major research player in Atlantic Canada. Her unbridled enthusiasm for the university and its future is apparent and infectious. This is probably one of our best podcasts to date in terms of content.

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