About the CHEB

A space for learning together

Located at the corner of University and Summer Streets, the Collaborative Health Education Building, also known as the CHEB was officially opened on December 1, 2015

The only purpose-built facility of its kind in Atlantic Canada, the CHEB is designed to facilitate the transformation of health education for students and faculty from the entire spectrum of the health science professions at Dalhousie and foster a cultural shift in health care toward greater interprofessional collaborative care.


Green features

  • LEED Gold condidate
  • Projected to save 40% of the energy compared to a typical building
  • LED lighting
  • 36% of building material made from recycled content such as pre-finished metal panels and carpet
  • Light-coloured roof will reflect incoming sunlight to reduce air temperature in summer
  • Low-flow plumbing fixtures
  • First building on campus to use CarbonCure concrete blocks in the basement level
  • Much of the construction and demolition materials were diverted from landfills and recycled

Read the CHEB Mission Statement

To provide a collaborative setting that fosters a culture of mutual respect and effective teamwork;

To support an academic dynamic that nurtures heightened understanding and appreciation for the contributions of colleagues and asssociates in other affiliated disciplines;

To provide an environment that fosters advancement of interprofessional health education research and evaluation;

To provide an environment that promotes a holistic understanding of the complex factors and issues that affect the care of patients;

To educate students within the framework of a common focus and commitment to the well-being of patients through improved outcomes for health system users;

To operate in in a cohesive way that helps ensure efficient and effective delivery of services to the users of the building.