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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

  • Bringing Dal‑developed cancer treatment technology to the world
    A new $2.1-million investment from the federal government will help Dal researchers, in partnership with the Nova Scotia Health Authority and German medical technology company Brainlab, build on advances in precision cancer-treatment technology and bring them more quickly to patients.
  • Earning their stripes
    Students in one Dal lab are learning from one another, across disciplines, as they try and better understand childhood cancers with the aid of an unlikely accomplice: the tropical zebrafish.
  • Helping advance Alzheimer’s disease research toward clinical trials
    Researchers at Dalhousie and Mount Saint Vincent universities have been awarded $1.5 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research that will help with the development an earlier, more definitive way of diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease.
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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.