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Dal's Neighbours

Living and working together

As a member of the Halifax community for nearly two centuries, we recognize the importance of listening to, and collaborating with, the community around us. We are dedicated to working with our neighbours to identify and address matters of mutual interest.

Neighbouring streets

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.

We also work with 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.

Community engagement

We engage with and support our local community through the following initiatives:

  • The Neighbourhood Notice newsletter is distributed door-to-door and in electronic format to inform our neighbours of upcoming campus events, future construction and renovation projects, and more.
  • community calendar, Living in the Halifax Community, is produced and distributed each fall to communicate important dates and information.
  • The annual neighbourhood meeting with the president is hosted on campus to further the dialogue between the university and our local community.
  • The Halifax Regional Police launch “Operation Fallback,” a dedicated police cruiser that travels through university neighbourhoods on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings during the month of September. Dalhousie provides financial support to continue the designated police patrol through October and November and select dates in the second semester.

Dalhousie Agricultural Campus

Our commitment to community engagement extends beyond Halifax to our Agricultural Campus, located just outside of Truro, Nova Scotia. We form community partnerships and connect with our neighbours through initiatives such as our annual Open House and Friends of the Garden association, as well as individual volunteering and mentoring efforts by faculty, staff and students. Learn more about the role the Agriculture Campus plays in the Truro community.