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Stewart McKelvey partner appointed chair of Dalhousie board of governors

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 @ 12:47 PM | By John Chunn


Stewart McKelvey announced that Halifax partner Candace L. Thomas has been appointed as chair of the board of governors of Dalhousie University, effective July 1, 2019, and she will be the first woman to hold this role in the university’s 200-year history.

According to the firm’s press release, Thomas will take over as chair from fellow Stewart McKelvey partner Lawrence Stordy, who has held the position since 2014.

Since her graduation from Dalhousie’s Law School in 1995, Thomas has been an active member of the institution’s community and governance, currently serving as vice-chair of the board and chair of the board’s Governance and Human Resources Committee.

Thomas, who was named Queen’s Counsel in 2017, is a champion of literacy and equality initiatives through her previous and current work with the Black Business Initiative Society, the Halifax Central Library, the East Preston Empowerment Academy Society and as co-chair of Stewart McKelvey’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.