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Founded in 1818, Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university, driving the region’s intellectual, social and economic development.

Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our nearly 19,000 students coming from outside of Nova Scotia. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a diverse, purpose-driven community, one that spans 13 faculties and conducts over $135 million in research each year.

With 80 per cent of Nova Scotia’s publicly funded research, and as one of Canada’s leading universities for industry collaboration, we’re helping generate the talent, discoveries and innovations that will shape Atlantic Canada’s future.

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Growth in the port industry is expected to continue, and will intensify the adverse environmental effects on marine ecosystems and coastal communities. (Shutterstock)

How shipping ports can become more sustainable

Marine shipping generates about three per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, and port activities can add to local pollution. Ports are now taking action to reduce their environmental impacts.
The health and well-being of temporary foreign workers in the seafood industry in Atlantic Canada are disregarded in favour of business and economic concerns. (Paul Einerhand/Unsplash)

Profits trump COVID-19 protections for migrant seafood workers in Atlantic Canada

Debates about public safety and temporary foreign workers continue without input from those whose health is most affected. Migrant workers themselves are largely invisible amid discussions about risk.
Two people walk their bicycles along a flooded street on the waterfront of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., as Hurricane Irma passes through on Sept. 10, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Why a net-zero future depends on the ocean’s ability to absorb carbon

Economic recovery and carbon neutrality are linked. Both depend on the ocean's ability to continue to regulate climate.
Recording artist The Weeknd performs at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Oct. 26, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision — Scott Roth

The Weeknd at the Super Bowl and shanties on TikTok reflect how masculinity is performed in 2021

The falsetto virtuosity of the Weeknd, headliner of this year's Super Bowl halftime show, contrasts with popular ShantyTok singalongs. How do these both reflect masculinity in 2021?
American and Cuban flags hang from a wall with an old camera hung in between in Havana, Cuba, on Jan. 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

U.S.-Cuba relations: Will Joe Biden pick up where Barack Obama left off?

Joe Biden could return to the path blazed by Barack Obama on Cuba, when two years of bilateral negotiations helped undo more than five decades of hostility.
Women at the Fraser Valley Institution for women were moved into cells like this after the minimum security wing was shut down for approximately two months. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Worsening conditions in prisons during COVID-19 further marginalize criminalized women

When minimum security units are closed in prisons, it is both a human rights violation and a reduction in available choices for women sentenced to prison time.
Climate activists gather outside the Supreme Court of the Netherlands on Dec. 20, 2019, ahead of a ruling in a landmark case in which the government was ordered to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 25 per cent by 2020. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)

What a Dutch Supreme Court decision on climate change and human rights means for Canada

A ground-breaking court case in the Netherlands could influence the way Canadian courts rule on the government's actions on climate change.
There is a lack of good clinical research on the advantages of blue-light filtering lenses. (Shutterstock)

There’s no evidence that blue-light blocking glasses help with sleep

Some health products haven't been tested for the benefits that they claim to produce. Blue-light blocking lenses are promoted as helping sleep cycles, but there is no evidence to support this.

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