Dalhousie is proud of its past and confident in its future. Founded in 1818, Dalhousie has been delivering an exceptional education for over 200 years. With the addition of the Agricultural Campus in 2012, its reach continues to expand beyond Halifax and into other parts of the province.
Dalhousie is a vibrant centre of teaching and research. It has 60 Canada Research Chairs (more than any university in Atlantic Canada), and its professors conduct ground-breaking research with international impact; this achievement is recognized with over $150 million in external research grants awarded annually. Dalhousie developed lidar technology that is helping understand weather patterns on Mars; the Ocean Tracking Network works with researchers on 7 continents to track marine species and ocean conditions; the Institute for Research in Materials develops advanced materials for uses ranging from advanced durable batteries to concrete to nanomaterials; its 600+ acre experimental farm and experimental orchard are advancing agricultural practice and food science; and recent medical research includes ongoing development of vaccines for influenza and Ebola, new tattoo removal technology, and promising advances in treatment for breast cancer.
Dalhousie has hosted a Shad campus since 2001, when the program moved from Acadia University. Since then, almost 1,000 Shad Alumni have experienced an incredible July in Halifax.