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About Research at Dal

Research with purpose

As one of Canada’s leading research universities, Dalhousie has attracted $140 million in research funding last year. Students learn beyond the classroom alongside renowned researchers; in the lab, the library, the studio and the field.

International impact

Dalhousie’s research expertise extends beyond borders. The university has development projects in 15 countries, and research collaborations in nearly 100 countries.

Wide-reaching initiatives

  • Dalhousie University is home to 50 Canada Research Chairs
  • The university is home to a Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Ocean Science and Technology; one of 27 awarded across Canada
  • Approximately 100 active infrastructure projects are underway at Dal, funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)
  • CFI has approved 253 projects at Dalhousie with an investment of $103 million, including the global Ocean Tracking Network, $173-million conservation project headquartered here
  • The Province of Nova Scotia has invested over $30 million to support CFI projects at Dalhousie

Dalhousie's Research Areas

Learn more about Dalhousie's priority research areas and research areas of growing strength.

Meet our Vice President
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Dr. Alice Aiken joined Dalhousie's senior administrative team as the Vice President Research in 2017.