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Simon Gadbois

Senior Instructor


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Department of Psychology and Neuroscience

Email: Simon.Gadbois@dal.ca
Phone: (902) 494-8848
Fax: (902) 494-6585
Mailing Address: 
Dalhousie University, Life Sciences Centre, Rm 3326, 1355 Oxford Street, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Animal behaviour
  • Neuroscience
  • Olfactory processing
  • Learning
  • Behavioural endocrinology
  • Canids
  • Reptiles

Research Interests

I study domestic and wild canids (wolves, coyotes, and red foxes). I have studied the behavioural endocrinology and social behaviour of wolves (socioendocrinology; with John Fentress and Peter McLeod) as well as food caching action sequences in red foxes, coyotes and wolves (with John Fentress and Fred Harrington). I am currently focussed on olfactory processing in canids and the applications of canine scent processing, particularly with wildlife conservation dogs (dogs trained to search and track species at risk, particularly Nova Scotian reptiles, i.e., Northern ribbon snakes, Wood turtles) as well as research on coyotes in Cape Breton.


BPS, MAPS (Moncton)
PhD (Dalhousie)


PSYO 2000—Research Methods in Experimental Psychology
NESC 2007—Neuroscience Principles and Methods
NESC/PSYO 2160—Animal Behaviour
NESC 3162—Advanced Animal Behaviour
NESC/PSYO 4160—Topics in Behavioural Biology
PSYO 6160—Comparative (Animal) Psychology
PSYO 7100—Seminar in Teaching Effectiveness