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Dale Godsoe


Dale Godsoe, CM, retired in 2006 from Dalhousie University after serving for 10 years as Vice President External.

She currently chairs the boards of Waterfront Development, University of King’s College, the Symphony Nova Scotia Foundation, the Ka’anata Foundation, Inspirit Foundation, and Queen Elizabeth II Foundation. She also serves on the boards of the National Arts Centre Foundation and the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia.

Dale chaired Halifax’s HRMbyDesign Advisory Committee as well as Halifax’s Community Design Advisory Committee, which is responsible for the Regional Plan+5 and the Regional Centre Plan. Her interest in this work was sparked by her service on the External Advisory Committee on Cities and Communities in Canada, which reported to then Prime Minister Paul Martin.

Her private sector involvement has included directorships with S-Vox Media, Vision TV, Halterm Inc., Viacom Canada, Hambros Bank and Aliant (then MT&T).

In recent years Dale has served on the boards of  Symphony Nova Scotia,  the National Arts Centre, the National Ballet School, the Provincial Autism Centre, Halifax United Way (chairing the 1995 campaign) and the Pier 21 Foundation. She also served as Chair of the Nova Scotia Higher Education Council and the  Canadian Centre for Philanthropy now Imagine Canada. She chaired Mount Saint Vincent University from 1987-1994 and served as President of the YWCA of Canada and as a member of the World YWCA Board.

Dale is a graduate of Dalhousie University with a BA, BEd, and MEd, a member of the Order of Canada and she received the Canada Volunteer Award.  She has received honorary degrees from Mount Saint Vincent and Saint Mary’s Universities.