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Some interesting facts about Dalhousie
Before Dalhousie was founded, the Studley Campus land was rented out as cow pasture. From 1910 to 1920 it was legal to tether your cow on campus for a fee. The animal had to be removed by dusk. To our knowledge this law is still in place...
The ivy you’ll find on many of our buildings is imported from the University of Heidelberg in Germany.
The campus was originally modelled after the University of Edinburgh as “the little college by the sea." The campus is located just 300 meters from the ocean.
The Life Sciences Centre is home to a number of different facilities, including a roof-top greenhouse and the Aquatron, a marine research facility.
Shirreff Hall, our oldest residence is said to be haunted by 2 ghosts.
Students from over 110 countries are represented at Dalhousie.
Dalhousie boasts over 70 international exchange programs sending students to over 60 countries.
Dalhousie is Atlantic Canada's leading research university - voted the best university in Atlantic Canada for research by Scientist Magazine.
The Gazette is the longest running student newspaper in North America.
Dalhousie’s football team is back after a 30 year hiatus.
The Globe and Mail named Halifax the "ultimate college town."
Halifax hosts a myriad of annual festivals including Nocturne, Halifax Pop Explosion, Surf Film Festival, HalCon, Jazz Festival and much more.