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Current International Projects

Expanding research across borders

Dalhousie has a long history of involvement in international projects, with partners in both developed and developing countries. A selection of current international research and international development projects is listed below.


United Kingdom, USA, Belgium, Finland, Brazil and China

Network of Centres of Excellence for Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts: Mobilizing Network Knowledge to Prevent Problems and Promote Resilience (CYCC Network)

Social Work/ Dr Mike Ungar

Germany (lead), EU member states, USA, Brazil, South Africa Optimizing and Enhancing the Integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing System (AtlantOS) Faculty of Science/ Dr. Fred Whoriskey 
United Kingdom(lead), EU member states, USA, China, Australia Optimizing Space Availability for European Aquaculture (AquaSpace) Oceanography/ Dr. Jon Grant 
Uganda, Tanzania, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago, St. Vincent & the Grenadines Preparing Young Commonwealth QEII Scholars to Successfully Contribute to the Needs of a Shrinking World: Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Program 2015-18 International Development Studies / Marine Affairs Program / Global Health Office / Faculty of Agriculture 
Spain, Sweden, Italy, Belgium, United Kingdom, USA Network Of America and Europa for Doctoral Mobility at Universities (NOVA DOMUS) Faculty of Graduate Studies / Dr. Dieter Pelzer 
United Kingdom, Finland, Iceland, Lapland, USA Indeterminate and Changing Environments: Law, the Anthropocene, and the World (ICE-LAW) MAP / Dr. Claudio Aporta
Germany, Syria
Canadian Refugee Child, Youth and Family
Research Coalition

Social Work/Dr Mike Ungar

SOSA/Dr. Howard Ramos


European Commission CETA Implementation and Implications Project Political Science / Dr Robert Finbow
European Commission Health Law and Policy Network Political Science / Dr Katherine Fierlbeck

European Commission

Jean Monnet European Union Centre of Excellence, 2016-19

JMEUCE / Dr Ruben Zaiotti

Germany  PASSAGES: Surveillance and Protection of the Northwest Passage Industrial Engineering/Dr Ron Pelot 


Small-Scale Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) Turbulent Modeling and Energetic Characterization of Turbine and Turbine Array

Studying numerical modeling and flow over various turbine configurations, to extract knowledge of the energetic performance and impact of the turbine(s) in the flow.

Engineering / Dr. Dominic Groulx

Norway Consequences of land-use change and human activity on anadromous salmonids and the ecosystem services that they provide (CHASES) Biology / Dr Glenn Crossin
Norway Carrying Capacity of Native Low-Trophic Resources for Fish Feed Ingredients (CARLO) MAP / Dr. Ramon Filgueira
France Sentinel Surveillance for Serious Outcomes of Laboratory-Confirmed Influenza in Hospitalized Canadian Adults Canadian Centre for Vaccinology / Dr. Shelly McNeil
United Kingdom, Netherlands
Methods for systematic review and meta-analysis of prognostic factors and prediction modelling studies CH&E / Dr. Jill Hayden
Radiography – Establishing and Developing Professional Collaboration Health Sciences / Catherine Gunn
Denmark Replicating Peeling Skin Diseases in a Living Skin Model Clinical Dermatology & Cutaneous Science / Dr. Peter Hull

Latin America and the Caribbean





Connecting Brazil and Canada’s Oceans

Developing an internationally-linked database node for  developing telemetry network in Brazil.

Ocean Tracking Network / Dr Sara Iverson

Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, Honduras, St Vincent, Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago

DFATD Students’ Exchange Program, 2017-18

Provides funding for 8 undergraduate and graduate students from LAC countries to study/conduct research at Dalhousie for 3-6 months. One faculty member will also be supported for a short professional visit.

Various units

Chile Within-basin barriers and among-basin leaks: changing connectivity of rivers in central Chile and its impact on native fish Dept. of Biology / Dr. Daniel Ruzzante
Grenada and St. Vincent & the Grenadines Human Resource Policy and Action Plan Development for Ministry of Health Grenada and St Vincent & the Grenadines Nursing / Dr. Gail Tomblin Murphy
Jamaica Helping Babies Survive in Jamaica: An integrated needs-based approach to HRH planning and training Nursing / Dr. Gail Tomblin Murphy
Brazil Graph-Based Total Recall Information Retrieval on Text Document Corpora Computer Science / Dr Evangelos Milios
Brazil Effect of argon plasma and primer application on the bond strength of two resin cements to two yttrium-tetragonal zirconia polycrystal ceramics Dentistry / Dr Richard Price

Africa and the Middle East


Project Title


Uganda Uganda Skills Development Project Faculty of Agriculture / International Office
Ethiopia  Agricultural Transformation Through Stronger Vocational Training (ATTSVE) Faculty of Agriculture / International Office


Accessing Safe Deliveries in Tanzania (ASDIT)


Leadership and Managerial Capacity Strengthening For Quality Pregnancy and Newborn Outcomes in Tanzania

Pediatrics / Dr. John LeBlanc


Nursing / Dr Gail Tomblin Murphy

Israel Schulich Ocean Studies Centre Initiative - Research Grants International Research & Development / Dalhousie Research Services
Burkina Faso, Senegal, Canada Phase 2 Clinical Trial of an Experimental Ebola Vaccine Among HIV-Positive Populations in Africa and Canada Canadian Centre for Vaccinology / Dr. Scott Halperin
Qatar Integrated Assessment of Qatari Coral Ecosystems: Towards an Ecosystem-Based Approach for Management MAP/Dr Lucia Fanning
Qatar Development of New Generation Electroless Ni-Based Nano-Composite Coating for Oil and Gas Pipelines   Engineering/Dr. Zoheir Farhat

Asia and Oceania

Country Project title Unit
Korea Investigating Effects of Korean Red Ginseng on Nanoparticle/Particular Matter-Induced Cardiopulmonary Diseases Community Health & Epidemiology / Dr. Jong Sung Kim
Korea Impacts of Nanoparticles on Cardiopulmonary Diseases
Community Health & Epidemiology / Dr. Jong Sung Kim
Korea Investigating the Potential Toxicity of Nanoparticles on Cardiopulmonary System and Blood-Brain Barrier Community Health & Epidemiology / Dr. Jong Sung Kim
India Does the relation between the control of attention and second language proficiency generalize from India to Canada? Psychology / Dr Raymond Klein
India Rhizosphere Biology and Principles of Plant Pathology Agriculture / Dr Raj Prithviraj
Japan Private Governance and Supply-Chain Management Through Eco-Labels and Corporate Social Responsibility: Current State of Play Marine Affairs Program / Dr. Megan Bailey
Japan Code of Conduct for Seafood Market States Marine Affairs Program / Dr. Megan Bailey
Australia Youth Resilience to Violent Extremism: A Standardised Measure Research Project School of Social Work / Dr. Michael Ungar

North America

Country Project title Unit
Canada Employment Outcomes for Students With University Degrees in International Development Studies Dr. John Cameron / International Development Studies
USA A Novel Pharmacotherapy for Glaucoma Pharmacology/Dr Melanie Kelly
USA Harnessing Endocannabinoids for Ocular Health Pharmacology/Dr Melanie Kelly
USA Genetic Tools for Microalgae Biochemistry & Molecular Biology / Dr Claudio Slamovits
USA Understanding the Neural Basis for Social Deficits in Alzheimer's Disease Psychology / Dr Tamara Franklin
USA Exploring Gender and Diversity as Elements of Professionalism in Dentistry Dentistry/Dr Mary McNally
USA Investigations into mechanisms regulating neurogenesis Medical Neuroscience/Dr Angelo Iulianella
USA Role of Microglia and Neuroinflammation in Sleep Responses to Chronic Sleep Restrictions Medical Neuroscience/Dr Kazue Semba
USA Explaining Global Patterns of Fishing Effort in Space and Time Biology/Dr Boris Worm
USA / Canada Identifying the Shape of the Association Between Long-Term Exposure to Low Levels of Ambient Air Pollution and the Risk of Mortality Physics & Atmospheric Science / Dr. Randall Martin
USA Laboratory Systems for Studying Gene Transfer in Eukaryotes Biochemistry & Molecular Biology / Dr. John Archibald
USA RESEARCH-PGR: Adapting Perennial Crops for Climate Change: Graft Transmissible Effects of Rootstocks on Grapevine Shoots Agriculture / Dr Sean Myles
USA The experiences and perceptions of unpaid caregivers providing care for community-dwelling adults with a dementia: A Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) qualitative systematic review Nursing / Dr Marilyn MacDonald
USA A Biomechanical Study Comparing Dual Mini Fragment Plating of Clavicle Fractures with Superior Pre-Contoured Plating Surgery (Orthopaedics) / Dr. Andrew Trenholm
USA Genetic Transformation of Marine Eukaryotes Biochemistry & Molecular Biology / Dr Claudio Slamovits