About Civil & Resource Engineering


The Department of Civil and Resource Engineering provides an educational experience that will prepare you to become a successful professional, capable of life-long learning and further advanced studies.  Learn more about the department.

Faculty & Research

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At Dalhousie University, not only do students learn from the best they can also work on fascinating research projects alongside them.  Learn more about our experienced and knowledgeable faculty and staff.

The Dean of Engineering's Leadership List

Congratulations Civil Engineering Student, Faraj Shahrstan, one of eight Engineering Students from various disciplines and years of study, to be named on this years Dean's Leadership List.  

“I’m very keen on wanting to bring people together. I think that’s part of my personality,” he says. “If people see, people will follow, and I like being able to bring everyone together for a common goal.”

Posted by Engineering Communications on July 27, 2020 in News

ISTS Young Researcher Award

Congratulations to Dr. Kyle Tousignant who received the "ISTS Young Researcher Award" at the 17th International Symposium on Tubular Structures held in Singapore from December 9th to 12th.  The ISTS Young Researcher Award recognizes the technical and innovative contributions of a researcher under the age of 35.

2019 H.A. Krentz Research Award
Tousignant Award (2)

Congratulations to Dr. Kyle Tousignant who, on October 1st, received the 2019 H.A. Krentz Research Award from the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC). This award is given to the principal researcher of the highest ranked proposal submitted to the CISC Research Grants Program, and recognizes a research topic that has special merit and interest with promise that it will make a significant contribution to the understanding of the behaviour of, or advances in the economy, safety or reliability of steel structures.

Pictured is Dr. Tousignant receiving the award from Terry Wilk (Principal, Stantec) at the CISC Annual Conference in Montreal, Quebec.

Dalhousie Legacy Award Winner

Congratulations to Barret Kurylyk of the Civil and Resource Department on receiving the President’s Research Excellence Award – Emerging Investigator.

Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) Fellow

Congratulations to Dr. Craig Lake of the Civil and Resource Department who is one of 20 engineers inducted as an Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) Fellow for his exceptional contributions to engineering in Canada. Dr. Lake will be receiving this honour at the Institute’s Annual Gala/Banquet in Ottawa on March 30, 2019.

Dalhousie Belong Research Fellowship Award Winner

Congratulations to Dr. Fadi Oudah of the Civil and Resource Department who is the recipient of the Dalhousie Belong Research Fellowship Award.

Research Project:  Reliability-Based Approach for Optimizing Tidal Turbine Base Foundation for Reduced Weight