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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

  • Dal research to help farmers adopt clean technologies and practices receives $1.7M
    On Friday, the Government of Canada announced a $1.7 million investment in research at Dal's Faculty of Agriculture to develop technologies, practices and processes to help farmers reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Nova Scotia innovation put to work
    The Irish research vessel Celtic Explorer, with Dal researchers and three locally-made ingenuities on-board, is heading out to sea in an expedition linked with the Ocean Frontier Institute.
  • Au revoir, Dr. Crago!
    Members of the Dal community gathered this week to bid a fond farewell to departing Vice-President Research Martha Crago, who is leaving the university to return to her alma mater, McGill, as vice-principal of research and innovation.
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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.