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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

  • Dal PhD candidate among elite young scientists nominated to attend Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting
    Simon Gebremeskel, a Dal PhD candidate helping illuminate how the immune system fights cancer, is part of a select group of grad students from around the world nominated to attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany next year.
  • Learning from the past
    New research involving Dal Earth Sciences prof John Gosse examines what the Ice Age can teach us about the future of Canada's coastlines.
  • Continuing a generous legacy
    Dr. Ron Stewart has spent much of his life and career supporting medical research and excellence in Nova Scotia. His latest effort: a $1.3M pledge to the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation for emergency medical services 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