Dr. Tom Traves,Chairman of Academic Advisory Board President Emeritus,Dalhousie University Former Chair of Association of Universities Canada

Dr. Tom Traves

Dr. Tom Traves is President Emeritus of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Chair Nova Scotia. He is also a professor of Faculty of Management of Dalhousie University. Tom was the Dean of Arts of York University in Toronto, Ontario from 1981 to 1983. He was Vice President, Academic position at University of New Brunswick from 1991-1995. In 1995, he assumed the President position of Dalhousie University and continued in that role until he retired in 2013. Since Tom becoming President of Dalhousie University, enrollments at Dalhousie have grown by over 40% and external research grant and contract income have increased by over 300%. Dr. Traves spearheaded the merger of Technical University of Nova Scotia with Dalhousie in 1997 and the meager of Nova Scotia Agricultural College with Dalhousie in 2012. Tom also was instrumental in setting up Dalhousie Medical School Campus at University of New Brunswick. Tom was a past Chair of Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (“AUCC”), now re-named as “Universities Canada”. Tom graduated from University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Arts degree, aa Master of Arts degree and a PhD degree. Tom also has Honorary Doctoral degrees from Umea University in Swede