The Story of Dalhousie; Or, The University as Insurgency
“Named for a Scottish castle at two streams where trout and salmon flicker and gleam and splash, and named for George Ramsay, whose prowess at Waterloo— cannonading and negating Napoleon, got him dubbed Lord, “Dalhousie” originates as a trophy—a profit—of War, as actual booty—“
George Elliott Clarke, Canada’s Seventh Parliamentary Poet Laureate
With a resonate, powerful voice, George Elliott Clarke, Canada’s Seventh Parliamentary Poet Laureate, imbued life into long-forgotten years, marked significant milestones, and inspired a new generation to give voice to their time.
The Story of Dalhousie; Or, The University as Insurgency, written by George Elliott Clarke was commissioned for Dalhousie’s 200th anniversary. A maestro of words, phrases and themes, Mr. Clarke presents Dalhousie’s history with a generous honesty that encourages readers and listeners to reflect on the realities, triumphs, and progress made over the 200 years of Dalhousie’s existence.
The Story of Dalhousie, epic in nature, is our story. We invite you to listen to George Elliott Clarke’s performance of “The Story of Dalhousie” accompanied by pianist, Tim Crofts
Photos of George Elliott Clarke were taken from the livestream of Dalhousie’s Bicentennial Launch