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Research

Global leaders in ocean research

Oceans are an area of special emphasis at Dalhousie. More than 100 of our faculty are involved in research ranging from oceanography and marine biology to law and engineering.

DalPower researchers

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One of the most cited researchers in the world, Dr. Axel Becke has spent his entire career focused on one goal: making the density-functional theory (DFT) work for chemical reactions. Learn more about his research.


Research news

  • CREATE‑ing opportunities for the next generation of researchers
    Dalhousie researchers Rob Jamieson (Department of Civil and Resource Engineering) and Alison Thompson (Department of Chemistry) have received $3.3 million dollars from the Government of Canada to develop the skills needed to take research from idea to application.
  • Save coral reefs by eradicating... rats?
    New research by Dal biologist Aaron Macneil has identified a surprising link between rat populations and coral reef health, suggesting that rat control should be an urgent conservation priority on many remote tropical islands.
  • Games for change
    By developing an app-based video game, Dal Computer Science researchers are hoping to use fun, educational technology to help slow the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases in West Africa.
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Aboriginal and Indigenous Research in the News

Supporting Aboriginal communities  

A look at Aboriginal research at Dal: Given Dalhousie’s location in the heart of Mi’kmaq territory, it’s perhaps not surprising to find a number of  research projects taking place with Aboriginal and Indigenous communities. What might be surprising, though, are their variety — and the degree to which they span various communities. Read the full story.

Dalhousie University is proud to have signed on as a founding partner of The Conversation Canada, a new-to-Canada media outlet providing independent, high-quality explanatory journalism.

This is the sixth affiliate of The Conversation, a global network. The format includes relevant and informed articles, which are written by researchers and academics in their areas of expertise and edited by experienced journalists

Interested in becoming an author?
Dalhousie academics and researchers, including graduate students, who would like to promote their research through The Conversation can simply register as an author and pitch a story idea

Dalhousie Contact:
Michele Charlton, Communications Advisor
Dalhousie Research Services 
Email:michele.charlton@dal.ca 
Tel: (902) 494-4148