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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: It’s time for a more realistic approach to conservation
    In the latest Dal contribution to The Conversation, Biology instructor Rajesh Rajaselvam argues future initiatives for conservation mainly depend on the proper co-ordination of scientists, governments, conservation groups and the media, especially when corruption is close by.
  • Mapping soil digitally
    As a unique soil mapping system consistently gains popularity across Canada, a new researcher at Dal's Faculty of Agriculture is thrilled to be able to bring his expertise on the subject to Atlantic Canada.
  • Dalhousie receives $5.1 million investment in health research
    Eight researchers from Dalhousie University are the recipients of over $5 million in funding from the Government of Canada for their innovative health research.
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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