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Master Plan Document

Maintaining Dalhousie’s competitive edge

The Master Plan document maps out a vision for Dalhousie’s physical space over the next 10 years, anticipating development to address unmet needs and future challenges. The plan, approved in October 2010, identifies priorities for maintenance and new construction to ensure that facilities renewal funds are spent effectively.

The university also has an Energy Master Plan document which is the culmination of a comprehensive analysis of the current and future use and production of energy and water on campus. The purpose of this document is to guide Dalhousie’s future energy development. This will be achieved by examining the costs and strategies required for the university to grow at forecast rates, while simultaneously improving energy security and striving to achieve short-term and long-term reductions to the university’s utility costs and carbon footprint.  

Improving current deficiencies and accommodating future needs

The Master Plan document represents two years of consultation and several phases of work in the development of a comprehensive framework plan for Dalhousie University's future. The Master Plan document focuses on:

  • Improving and increasing academic, research and administrative facilities.
  • Fostering student-based learning and enhancing student environments.
  • Strengthening the university’s capacity to promote private and public capital funding.
  • Identifying improvements and efficiencies in managing the physical environment and its further development.

View the entire Master Plan document below: