SDG 4: Quality Education

In 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the globe, a majority of countries announced the temporary closure of schools, impacting more than 91 per cent of students worldwide. Never before have so many children been out of school at the same time. The global pandemic has far-reaching consequences that may jeopardize hard won gains made in improving global education.

High-impact research

Weaving Black history into the Canadian narrative

Having played a leading role setting the Canadian historical record straight, Dr. Afua Cooper was a natural choice to spearhead ‘A Black People’s History of Canada,’ an ambitious Canadian Heritage-funded project that will address the inadequacy of African Canadian history education across the country at all grade levels.
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Researching the skills children and adults need to achieve full literacy

The Language and Literacy Lab is guided by Dr. Hélène Deacon a world leader in research in reading development. Through large-scale, multi-year studies that follow children in Halifax schools, across the country, and around the world, the lab is leading a much-needed globalization of reading research, building new knowledge in English and in the many other languages in which children learn to read.

Exploring how to best teach students in the inclusive classroom

Dr. Penny Corkum, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, and her team, are working with teachers to help them implement best-practice classroom interventions for neurodevelopmental disorders. The eLearning program known as ASSIST is designed to support students' social-emotional, learning, and behavioural success.

Education for Sustainability Research Group

The concept of education for sustainable development (ESD) asserts a vision of education that empowers people to assume responsibility for creating a sustainable society.  The Education for Sustainability Research Group (ESRG) at Dalhousie University tackles many issues related to education and sustainability through their research activities.

Exceptional student experience

Inaugural recipients of new Dal award embody community spirit championed by late prof

Drs. Megan Bailey and Tom Ue are recipients of the Dr. Anne Marie Ryan Community Growth Award, launched by Dalhousie this year to recognize individuals and groups at the university dedicated to building a better community through education, learning and outreach.
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Devoted Dal prof wins national prize for building authentic connections

When Dr. Gambold learned that she had won the 2023 Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) Award for Teaching Excellence, an award that was established to recognize the contributions to excellence in teaching and student learning in anthropology, she was shocked and humbled.
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Dal profs energize classroom with vibrant new student‑centred redesign

Active learning spaces are classrooms designed to better engage students as active participants in their own learning process. There is no "front of the class," meaning stronger interaction between students and instructors, and desks and chairs are easily movable to allow for more effective group work, discussion and collaboration.
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Level up: Dal expands opportunities for grad students to advance teaching skills via international network

Dalhousie's membership in the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) adds external workshops and course offerings  to the already rich professional development opportunities for grad students  found within CLT and Dal GradPD.
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Previously featured

Outstanding educators: Get to know this year's university‑wide teaching award winners

A great teacher can inspire and leave a lasting impact on students long after they've moved on from university. Dalhousie makes a point of celebrating these outstanding educators each year with its University-wide Teaching Awards.
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Civic university with global impact

Dal prof selected for NSERC team tasked with creating greater inclusion in STEM

In this new role, established by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Dr. Hewitt will join his co-chairs for a two-year term with the mission to help change the face of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the Atlantic region.
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The Atlantic Academy of Space (ATLAS)

ATLAS will be provided free of charge this summer to Atlantic Canadian high school students to introduce the areas of space exploration, artificial intelligence (AI), engineering and technology through an intensive two-week CubeSat design program on Campus at Dal.

A Story of Inter‑Institutional Collaboration

Close to 20 academic leaders from NBCC recently completed Dalhousie’s Academic Leadership Program, a ten-course professional development certificate taught by senior instructors primarily from Dalhousie’s Faculty of Management.
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Volunteer‑led event returns to inspire junior high science teachers and their students

The Atlantic Science Links Association’s outreach programming reaches approximately 4,500 students in the province every year through guest speakers, lab visits and other outreach activities.
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‘The doors are still open’: Community weekend to centre on lifelong learning for African Nova Scotians

The Community Weekend of Lifelong Learning was open to all African Nova Scotians and included an on-campus portion held Saturday in the Mona Campbell Building and a special service at Emmanuel Baptist Church (EBC) in Hammonds Plains on Sunday.
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Helping incarcerated women gain skills in the horticulture industry

Through a combination of lecture and skills training the Horticulture Skills Training Program is delivered four mornings a week to increase the life skills of women offenders. The horticulture facilitators point to the sense of accomplishment and pride the program participants feel once a project has been successfully completed.

Foundation for inclusion and distinction

Supporting effective teaching practices

In partnership with academic units, faculty members, and graduate students, Dal's Centre for Learning and Teaching  encourages the exchange of ideas about and lived experiences of post-secondary education.

Recruitment of new Black scholars to boost key academic priorities at Dal

Dalhousie plans to hire five Black scholars in the coming months individual positions in the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), Management, Science, Health as well as the Schulich School of Law. The project supports Dal's effort to move the needle on the inclusion of Black people on campus by increasing the number of faculty members from this group in different areas of research and expertise at the university.
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From adult learning & teaching to university access & advising

For more than 35 years, the Faculty of Open Learning & Career Development has been providing top-quality solutions for the educational and training needs of our learners. We offer more than 500 courses that can be taken individually or as part of a certificate.  

Dalhousie Libraries community services

Nova Scotia residents who are 18 or older may use their current library card from any university library, public library, bookmobile, or community college library from across the province to borrow materials from Dalhousie libraries.

Dal Science Discovery Days

Each spring, the Faculty of Science hosts FREE Science & Math sessions for Nova Scotia schools and students. Join us for fun, hands-on, and educational science and math activities.