Ford Doolittle: winner of the prestigious Herzberg Medal

The father of Canada’s evolutionary cell biology community, Dr. Ford Doolittle has dedicated over 40 years to exploring evolution’s impact on the mystery of the genome, and the early evolution of cells.


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

Dalhousie researchers are tackling our most pressing global challenges. Meet six scientists who are shaping our world and influencing our future. Watch more researcher videos.

Research news

  • Meet Dal's new Canada Research Chairs
    Rachel Chang (Physics and Atmospheric Sciences) and Karen Foster (Sociology and Social Anthropolgy) join Dalhousie's contingent of 50 Canada Research Chairs, studying fog patterns and rural economic structures, respectively.
  • Dal joins European Union‑funded research exchange consortium
    NOVA DOMUS is a research exchange program bringing 12 top universities in Europe and North America and focuses on opportunities for PhD students, post-doctoral fellows and research staff.
  • Understanding migrant labour in Canada
    PhD Candidate Catherine Bryan has been studying a significant influx of Filipino workers to a small Manitoba town, seeking lessons on how migrant labour affects both communities and the workers themselves.
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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.