Dal celebrates launch of new scholarship honouring Senator Don Oliver


Dalhousie University recently unveiled the new Senator Don Oliver Scholarship, which will provide financial support and mentorship to African Nova Scotian students. Oliver–Canada’s first Black male senator–has been recognized with the Orders of Canada and Nova Scotia for his social justice work. The scholarship was created in his name with a $1M gift from Oliver’s friend and investor Wade Dawe. “We are grateful to Wade Dawe for creating this scholarship, which will make it possible for African Nova Scotian students to blaze their own trails in the academic and career paths they choose, and to tackle the pressing issues we face, just as Senator Oliver has done,” said Dal Assistant VP Equity and Inclusion Dr Barbara Hamilton-Hinch.