Chancellor

The Honourable Scott Brison, P.C.

The Honourable Scott Brison, P.C., became Dalhousie's eighth chancellor on June 1, 2020.

As Chancellor, Mr. Brison presides at Convocations and other official university ceremonies. He also sits as an ex officio member on the Board of Governors.

Mr. Brison, originally from Cheverie in West Hants, N.S., is a proud Dalhousie alumnus. He earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the university. He brings a great passion for Dalhousie and its mission to the chancellorship.

The Honourable Scott Brison joined BMO as Vice-Chair, Investment & Corporate Banking in 2019. As an elected Member of Parliament, Mr. Brison served the constituency of Kings-Hants (Nova Scotia) who elected him to Canada’s House of Commons seven consecutive times over 21 years. During that time he served in government for seven years holding key roles, most recently as President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Digital Government from 2015 to 2019, Minister of Public Works and Government Services from 2004 to 2006, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister with special emphasis on Canada-U.S. relations from 2003 to 2004.

Mr. Brison is a member of the Trilateral Commission and was named by the World Economic Forum of Davos, Switzerland, as one of its "Young Global Leaders." In August 2010, he was awarded the Order of San Carlos by Colombian President Álvaro Uribe in recognition of his contributions to the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement.

Mr. Brison also serves on the board of Bond Resources Inc., the Canada-China Business Council, the Macdonald Stewart Foundation, CJPAC and previously served as Chairman of SeaFort Capital Inc.

Mr. Brison has completed the Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century Executive Education Program at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.