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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

  • Fragmented food habits: New Dal study explores how Canadians eat
    A new study from researchers in three Dal faculties finds that women, people with lower incomes and those with a high‑school education are more likely to skip meals, snack more often.
  • Making breathing easier for heart patients
    Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick faculty member Dr. Keith Brunt, together with a colleague at the University of Guelph, has identified the cause of shortness of breath, or “air-hunger,” in heart patients.
  • Sailing through three seas
    Dal scientists and a unique mobile laboratory are participating in a cross-Canada voyage via the Northwest Passage in celebration of Canada's 150th.
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Aboriginal and Indigenous Research in the News

Setting a new context for indigenous research and education

University Affairs - From the Admin Chair: Dr. Martha Crago reflects on changing educational and research institutions. Read the full story.

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.