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Your Window into Dalhousie

Welcome to the Dalhousie community, and thank you for choosing Dalhousie University as a place to work. We're excited to have you on board. This online toolkit will provide you with all of the information that you need to begin your career at Dalhousie. At the bottom of each page is the suggested next page to read. If you have questions about the toolkit, please contact

About Dalhousie

Dalhousie University is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq. We are all Treaty people. 

Dalhousie University is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia which is ranked one of the friendliest cities in the world. Founded in 1818, we're one of Canada’s oldest universities, attracting more than 20,000 students from around the world. We make a lasting impact by blending transformative academic programs with pioneering research on Canada’s East Coast

We are committed to fostering a respectful and inclusive space for everyone who works or studies with us. By working together, we are able to make a difference every day — at home, across the country and around the world. Learn more about Dalhousie and its Strategic Plan (2021-2026), Third-Century Promise.

Our campuses

Dalhousie has three campuses - one in the heart of Halifax, close to the city’s major amenities, the Agricultural Campus near Truro, Nova Scotia’s hub, and the Dalhousie Medical Education Program located in Saint John, New Brunswick. Enjoy a virtual tour of our campus, where we are ready to welcome you into the family and view the campus map to help you find your way around. 

Leadership team

You can learn more about the university's Leadership team and Senior Administration, including information, interviews and profiles on Dalhousie's leadership team including: 

  • Board of Governors
  • Senate
  • ​​President
  • Provost and Vice-Presidents (VPs)
  • Vice Provosts, Associate and Assistant Vice-Presidents (AVPs)
  • Deans
  • Department Chairs
  • Dalhousie Advisory Council

A workplace of choice

With more than 6,000 employees, Dalhousie is one of Nova Scotia’s largest employers. Our global reputation attracts a skilled international workforce.                 

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