Dalhousie University: Creating an environment for research to thrive

To attract the world’s best researchers, Dalhousie must provide the tools and spaces they require to meet their goals. To build labs, purchase technical equipment and acquire leading-edge soft- and hardware, the university receives substantial support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund and Research Nova Scotia, which together have contributed $3.7 million in new funding for infrastructure.

“Great researchers need great facilities. The support of our funders helps ensure we have the leading-edge research environment necessary to continue recruiting and retaining top talent from around the globe,” says Alice Aiken, Dal’s vice-president research and innovation.

From new capabilities in nuclear magnetic resonance to the creation of dedicated spaces to conduct Indigenous research, Dalhousie is now set to empower its scholars to engage in some of the most sophisticated research in the world.