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

  • Protecting the brain
    Alon Friendman, Dal's new William Dennis Chair in Epilepsy Research, is on the leading edge for early detection and diagnosis of damage to the brain's "shield" – the blood-brain barrier.
  • On "PACE" for space
    Dal Oceanography researcher Susanne Craig is the only Canadian selected for NASA's upcoming PACE satellite mission, which will examine connections between ocean ecology and climate change.
  • Powering entrepreneurship
    At this year's incarnation of the Dal Power breakfast series, leaders from different corners of the university discussed ways to help support entrepreneurship on campus.
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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.