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Sara Maldonado

She’s come a long way

Sara Maldonado came from South America to study Informatics at Dal for a few reasons: opportunities for hands-on learning, a good sized city, and the chance to meet people with similar interests.


Rick Read

Getting the right experience

The Informatics program gives students the opportunity to work on team projects around Halifax. “This gives you the real world experience of dealing with clients,” says fourth year student Rick Read.


Norm Scrimger

Real-world skills for real-world jobs

Informatics students work on community-based projects, including recent work for the NS Firefighters School. “We built their website, registration database and an e-Bay equivalent where they could sell stuff online,” says Dr. Norm Scrimger.


Grant Wells

"Informatics is the right fit for me"

“The Informatics program provided me with a lot of the knowledge and skills I need to succeed,” says Grant Wells (BInf'11). “It's complemented my interests well. I’ve done 3 co-ops and I’ve been able to apply my learning throughout.”


Program snapshot

Top 5 reasons to study Informatics at Dalhousie:

  1. Learn how to bridge the gap between business and IT.
  2. Work with classmates from all years of the program on real projects for real people and businesses.
  3. Develop your skills and earn up to $10,000 per work term through the mandatory co-op program.
  4. Get to know your fellow students and profs with small classes.
  5. Enjoy a wide range of courses taught by world-renowned and award-winning faculty.

What will I learn?

Man works at computer

From databases to building websites to social networking, there’s a great variety of Informatics courses for you to choose from.

What can I do?

Students work on surface computer

From bioinformatics specialists to software engineers to health informatics consultants, your real-world skills are highly valued in the workplace.