Conducting innovative research on a global scale
Our membership in the U15 distinguishes us as one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities, attracting more than $150 million in research grants and awards each year. Many of our researchers are nationally and internationally recognized for their work, whether it’s groundbreaking, thought-provoking or solving real-world issues.
Dalhousie's five-star rating from QS Stars reflects the high quality of research that takes place across our university.
Canada Research Chairs
We're home to 60 Canada Research Chairs, more than any other university in the region. Chairholders advance the frontiers of knowledge in their fields, not only through their own work, but also by teaching and supervising students and coordinating the work of other researchers.
”I think it’s really a chance to start something new, but with the benefit of knowing that the capability exists to do something special.”
– Doug Wallace, Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Ocean Science and Technology
Our research efforts focus on five Signature Research Clusters, which are informed by two cross-cutting themes: Big Data and Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
Signature Research Clusters:
- Sustainable Ocean
- Healthy People, Healthy Communities, Healthy Populations
- Clean Tech, Energy, the Environment
- Culture, Society, Community Development
- Food Security
For more on research taking place at Dalhousie, visit the Research website.
“Our lab is successful because it’s collaborative and it’s a teaching lab. I will teach undergraduate students about my research and help them with theirs, and I’m helped out by PhD students and post-doctoral fellows who have more expertise."
– Corey Filiaggi, master's student in Pathology