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Axel Becke awarded NSERC’s Herzberg Medal

One of the most cited researchers in the world, Dr. Becke is the 2015 recipient of Canada’s most prestigious scientific research award for his success in advancing a computational method called the “density-functional theory” (DFT) of electronic structure. Today, there are few chemical computations that don’t, in some way, make use of his work — from drug discovery to cleaner energy.


Global leaders in ocean research

Oceans are an area of special emphasis at Dalhousie. More than 100 of our faculty are involved in research ranging from oceanography and marine biology to law and engineering.

DalPower researchers

Scientists and engineers around the world rely on Dr. Axel Becke’s ground-breaking chemical theories and computational methods. NSERC sits down with him to discuss his research and its impact.

Research news

  • Summer school in Cape Verde
    Grad students with Dal's Transatlantic Ocean System Science and Technology (TOSST) research school are en route to Cape Verde, where they will collaborate with students and researchers from across West Africa.
  • Encouraging youth oral health in southeast Labrador
    An interdisciplinary project involving the Faculties of Health Professions and Dentistry, focused on oral health in the aboriginal community of NunatuKavut, culminated in a forum for community members, researchers and policy makers.
  • Extinction hotspots: How the fossilized past can help predict our oceans' future
    Dal scientists Derek Tittensor and Heike Lotze contributed to an international study that used fossils of extinct marine species to determine species and areas at-risk for extinction in today's oceans.
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Aboriginal and Indigenous Research in Dal News

Supporting Aboriginal communities  

A look at Aboriginal research at Dal: Given Dalhousie’s location in the heart of Mi’kmaq territory, it’s perhaps not surprising to find a number of  research projects taking place with Aboriginal and Indigenous communities. What might be surprising, though, are their variety — and the degree to which they span various communities. Read the full story.