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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: Pizza delivery by robot cars has arrived with big questions
    Domino's Pizza and Ford have teamed up to offer pizza delivery via driverless cars in Michigan. Is it the way of the future? Food distribution and policy professor Sylvain Charlebois weighs in.
  • OFI turns one
    The Ocean Frontier Institute, a historic partnership to understand the changing ocean and create safe, sustainable solutions for ocean development, marked its one-year anniversary this month.
  • Helping teachers address mental health in their classrooms
    Dr. Penny Corkum's research has led to an innovative new eHealth professional development program for teachers, one that provides evidence-based interventions to students with mental health disorders in the classroom setting.
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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.