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One of Canada's top innovators

World-renowned battery researcher Jeff Dahn honoured with inaugural Governor General's Innovation Award.


Axel Becke awarded Killam Prize

One of the most cited researchers in the world, Dr. Becke has received the 2016 Killam Prize in the Natural Sciences.


Research-driven solutions

Our world-leading experts are generating marine discoveries that ignite the economy and influence policy.


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's first Trudeau Fellow, Jocelyn Downie's research explores the legal and ethical issues at the end of life. Learn more about her research.

Research news

  • An investment in ocean education and literacy
    The Honourable Dominic Leblanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, was on campus Thursday to announce the Government of Canada's investment in Ocean School — a new educational initiative from Dalhousie University and the National Film Board aimed at increasing ocean literacy among Canadian youth.
  • Revolutionizing construction with recycled tires
    Dal Engineering students, faculty and alumni have teamed up study how tire derived aggregate (or "TDA") can strengthen civil engineering and construction projects.
  • Preventing doom from bloom
    Fresh water algae blooms can be toxic, which is why second-year Agriculture student Alexandra Warren is spending her summer studying how they affect wildlife that use local lakes as a water source.
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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.