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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


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

  • The Conversation: New fishing rules aim to protect Gulf of St. Lawrence right whales
    After 17 North Atlantic right whales were killed or caught in fishing gear in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence in 2017, the Canadian government set new rules for the snow crab and lobster fisheries. Postdoctoral Research Associate Kimberley Davies writes about what this will mean going forward.
  • Dal epidemiologist shows probiotics prevent C. difficile in hospital
    New research from Dalhousie Medical School researcher Dr. Bradley Johnston indicates that hospitalized patients at high risk for C. difficile infection should be recommended probiotics to help prevent infection.
  • Making change happen
    Nursing PhD student Martha Paynter sees great power in her profession and is using her position as a researcher and advocate to enact change and improve health outcomes for pregnant inmates. Now, her efforts have been recognized with one of Canada’s top student awards: a 3M National Student Fellowship.
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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 
Tel: (902) 494-4148