The Faculty of Health is one of the largest faculties at Dalhousie and the most programmatically diverse health faculty in Canada.

Our faculty, staff and students are committed to improving the well-being of individuals, families, communities and populations through diverse health programs, collaborative research, and strong community partnerships. We do this through our comprehensive, innovative and collaborative strategic plan.

Strategic Plan

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Who We Are — Our Guiding Light

We engage, explore, and educate to advance health.

Our Values

  • We strive for excellence
  • We embed equity and inclusion in everything we do
  • We embrace broad perspectives of health
  • We care for our students, staff and faculty
  • We collaborate with respect and reciprocity
  • We commit to viable growth

Our Focus Areas

  • Optimize the learner experience
  • Champion health equity
  • Develop and expand strategic partnerships
  • Boldly accelerate research and innovation
  • Be the best place to work


These are the metrics by which we will measure our Focus Area success, supported by the last two tiers of the lighthouse — projects and tasks. These are the tactical aspects of the plan and will evolve and shift as they are accomplished and replaced by new initiatives. We are excited to share our progress in these areas here when they reach completion.