Community & Neighbourhood
Living and working together
At Dalhousie, we recognize and appreciate our role as an involved community partner. Dalhousie forms partnerships with HRM and other organizations to foster positive community results. Similarly, the city and the University’s neighbours recognize that it is important to engage in partnerships that value Dalhousie. We take our community responsibilities seriously. Like you, we want our shared community to be the best it can be.
Our three urban campuses share the downtown Halifax peninsula. Geographically, these neighbourhoods are:
- Studley Campus: Coburg Road, Robie Street, South Street and Oxford Street.
- Sexton Campus: Spring Garden Road, Barrington Street, Morris Street and Queen Street.
- Carleton Campus: Spring Garden Road, Summer Street, University Avenue and Robie Street.
Dalhousie also recognizes that our influence spreads well beyond these neighbourhoods. We work with individuals and groups such as the Spring Garden Road and Area Business Association, the Quinpool Road Mainstreet District Association, the Peninsula South Community Association, and the University Watch Neighbourhood Association to ensure the community and Dalhousie prosper, while respecting the importance and needs of each other.
The Dalhousie Agricultural Campus is located just outside Truro, Nova Scotia, about one hour away from Halifax. Here, just like in Halifax, Dalhousie engages in community partnerships that benefit both our neighbours and the university itself.
At the Agricultural Campus, we reach out to the community through initiatives like our annual Open House and our Friends of the Garden group, as well as individual volunteering and mentoring efforts by faculty, staff and students. Learn more about the role the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus plays in our community.
The university regularly distributes notices door-to-door throughout the surrounding neighbourhoods about campus events, building renovation projects and more. In addition, a community calendar, Living in the Halifax Community, is produced and distributed each fall to communicate important dates and information.
Each year the university hosts an annual meeting with the president and the community, continuing Dalhousie’s commitment to being a good neighbour and furthering the dialogue between the university and the local community.
Designated police patrol
Each fall, Halifax Regional Police launches “Operation Fallback,” a dedicated police cruiser that travels through university neighbourhoods on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings during the month of September responding to calls from students and community members alike. Dalhousie provides financial support to continue the program through October and on key dates in second semester.