The Aurum Awards celebrate outstanding Dalhousie alumni who are making a difference in their communities and around the world. The awards recognize alumni for their achievements in research and innovation, community engagement and leadership, and contributions to the social, cultural and economic well-being of society.
Meet this year’s winners and read their inspiring stories to learn how they are helping to build a better world. View a video about this year’s winners at the bottom of this article.
Bryan Langlands (MArch’92) says he did not choose to specialize in health care—it chose him. Through his unique approach to hospital designs, Langlands has helped improve patient care and staff well-being at some of the most prestigious medical centres in the U.S.
Full story -- Working generously: Architect Bryan Langlands helps shape the delivery of health care
A survivor of child sexual abuse, Glori Meldrum (BComm’95) was determined to provide other survivors with something that was not readily available to her: support. She founded Little Warriors, a national charitable organization focused on increased awareness, prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse.
Full story -- Offering support: Glori Meldrum builds a legacy of helping people heal
Chief Sidney Peters
Chief Sidney Peters (Dip Tech Agriculture’84) is the fourth chief of Nova Scotia’s Glooscap First Nation. Drawing on his experience with Indigenous housing programs, he’s leading efforts to rebuild the community’s fortunes and pride through new policies, housing and investments. Next up: financial self-sufficiency.
Full story -- Creating opportunities: Chief Sidney Peters has bold ambitions for N.S.’s Glooscap First Nation
As the first South Asian Canadian woman appointed to the bench in Ontario, Justice Sheila Ray (BA’77, LLB’80) has made progress through her decisions, articles, speaking and volunteer activities. She’s reshaping the justice system, and doing so in ways that support those who’ve experienced adversity.
Full story -- Strengthening communities: Sheila Ray helps make the justice system fairer and more supportive
Knowing how vital mental health is to alleviating suffering and overall well-being, Halifax-based IWK Health Centre scientist Patricia Lingley-Pottie (BN’88, PhD’11) co-founded the Strongest Families Institute to deliver telephone and online mental wellness services.
Full story -- Promoting wellness: Dr. Patricia Lingley-Pottie pioneers virtual mental health services
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