About us

Dal News, a service of Communications and Marketing, is Dalhousie University's news website. We aim to provide timely, relevant campus news, told through vibrant stories that keep the Dal community informed, engaged and excited by what happens across the university.

We publish stories on an ongoing basis, sharing them in a number of different channels including the Dal News Weekly email to all students, faculty, and staff.

Two other platforms also live under the Dal News umbrella: Today@Dal, a daily campus digest for faculty and staff, and the Dalhousie Events Calendar. We also work in partnership with other communications teams, sharing content with Dal Student Life, Athletics, Alumni and others.

Dal News stories

We're always looking to hear about interesting people, news or events at Dalhousie that would make for a great story, and we welcome suggestions and pitches from across the university. Story ideas should:

  • Directly involve students, faculty, staff and/or alumni
  • Have wide interest across the university, beyond just a particular department or faculty
  • Demonstrate significant impact on the Dal community or the general public
  • Be timely
  • Be interesting or genuinely new
  • Be entertaining to our readers
  • Reflect, in some capacity, the university's strategic priorities

Please submit story ideas to our editor, Ryan McNutt, at ryan.mcnutt@dal.ca.

Due to the volume of inquiries, we are not able to address every request for coverage. Your news or event may be a better fit for Today@Dal or the Events Calendar rather than a Dal News story, or be more suitable for consideration by Student Life, Athletics, Alumni or your faculty/department/unit's communications staff.

Please provide us with sufficient advance notice for upcoming announcements and events. Given high demand for coverage, having appropriate lead time ensures we can properly allocate the time and resources to tell your story.

If you're interested in pitching your news/event to external media, please contact the Communications and Marketing media team.

Meet our team


Ryan McNutt is a senior communications advisor with Communications and Marketing, overseeing Dal News as well as Today@Dal and the Events Calendar. He's been writing for Dal News since 2006, previously serving as the university's social media communications officer. Ryan is also an award-winning freelance music journalist whose work has been featured in Maisonneuve, The Walrus, AUX, Exclaim! and The Coast. In 2013 he served on the grand jury for Canada's Polaris Music Prize. In 2015 he completed his master's degree in Musicology at Dal and is a shameless Bruce Springsteen superfan.


Nick Pearce is a staff photographer with Communications and Marketing. He first join the Athletics department in 2001 and still enjoys shooting Tigers for sport. In 2006 he joined the C&M team and has since been active in developing a digital asset library system. Nick is a long-suffering New York Islanders fan who also has a fondness for all things Star Wars.

Danny Abriel is a staff photographer with Communications and Marketing.