The George E. Housser Trophy is awarded annually to the top Canadian chapter demonstrating all-around excellence in internal management and chapter operations, campus leadership, and campus participation. The trophy (a Canadian Inuit carving called the Bird Man) was originally presented by the Vancouver Alumni Club and later rededicated by several Canadian Brothers in 1992 in honor of the late George E. Housser (McGill 1906), President of the General Council from 1950–52.
This year’s winner of the Housser Trophy is Nova Scotia Alpha at Dalhousie University. Nova Scotia Alpha is a 44-man chapter that prides itself in being one of the most involved groups on campus. The presidents of the Diploma of Engineering Society, International Business Association, Case Study Society, EDM Society, International Food Appreciation Society, Henderson and Cameron Councils, Salsa Society, and the Magic Society all hail from the chapter.
Nova Scotia Alpha participated in many intramural events on campus and held a Winter Classic Road Hockey Tournament philanthropy event that raised over $1,500 for ALS research. The chapter also won the Canadian Iron Phi Challenge this past year, is home to over 30 Iron Phis, and has raised over $50,000 for Iron Phi in total. Beyond their involvement on campus, Nova Scotia Alpha consistently performs in the top of all of Greek life in academics and has seen a steady increase in chapter membership over the past year.
Congratulations to Nova Scotia Alpha at Dalhousie University, this year’s Housser Trophy winner!