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Dalhousie University, Halifax
(4.3/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web)
Dalhousie University is a public research university in Nova Scotia, Canada, with three campuses in Halifax, and a fourth in Bible Hill. Dalhousie offers more than 4,000 courses and 180 degree programs in twelve undergraduate, graduate, and professional faculties. The university is a member of the U15, a group of research-intensive universities in Canada.Dalhousie was established as a nonsectarian college in 1818 by the eponymous Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, George Ramsay, 9th Earl of Dalhousie. The college did not hold its first class until 1838, until then operating sporadically due to financial difficulties. It reopened for a third time in 1863 following a reorganization that brought a change of name to "The Governors of Dalhousie College and University". The university formally changed its name to "Dalhousie University" in 1997 through provincial legislation, the same legislation that merged the institution with the Technical University of Nova Scotia.The university's notable alumni include a Nobel Prize winner, two Canadian Prime Ministers, two Herzberg Prize winners, a NASA astronaut who was the first American woman to walk in space, 89 Rhodes Scholars, and a range of other top government officials, academics, and business leaders. The university ranked 235th in the 2014 QS World University Rankings, 226-250th in the 2014-2015 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and 201–300th in the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities. Dalhousie is a centre for marine research, and is host to the headquarters of the Ocean Tracking Network.
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  • This is a wonderful free lecture given by Doctors from Dal med school to the public. We went last week and were surprised at how interesting and informative the two lectures by a were . One was by a D...  more »
  • I attended DAL in the 60's and it was both enlightening and interesting to see all of the many addistions to the campus that has spread so much down University Avenue. New buildings tend to have kept ...  more »
  • The College became the University of Redmond came to Anne of as famous as the author of Anne of Green Gables, Lucy mode Montgomery's school model went on the tour. Like it was just started back to school day (9/8/2016), Halifax Street is University of walking college students everywhere, are located in a variety of different places, so was surprised at the large University. It was a city full of youthful energy.
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  • This utter piece of trash uni does not deserve a star; rather it should be taken out & shot! Can't say for ALL uni's in Canada...but I've studied in a few already and it's been the most abysmal experience due to pathetic, substandard quality of education & professors, library, students & opportunities and just fails across the board really. All that glitters is NOT gold...this garbage uni is certainly an absolute waste of money for international students. On the positive side, there's no lack of ignorant, arrogant, impolite and condescending idiots in the faculty, administration and student groups. Inspiring minds...sure did inspire me to write this review!
  • Zero transparency when I have inquired how many dogs, cats, rabbits, mice have been used for research this year. I am a tax payer, this university is funding by our taxes and I am declined an answer. Survivors of sexual assault at Dalhousie have until November 3 to call the university’s helpline. Dalhousie Student Union says it can only offer the sexual assault and harassment phone line service for the first eight weeks of classes after being offered inadequate funding from the university’s administration. #dalhateswomen #dalhatesanimals
  • Very big campus with lots of potential for those seeking knowledge in a vast variety of fields. This means - access to a huge number of faculty that is always available for you and access to a very wide range of degrees and post-degree positions which can satisfy many walks of life.
  • Went here to participate in labs for middle school science trip. Great facility, great labs and students were thrilled with visit.
  • Amazing campus, beautiful city, great professors, friendly administration staff. Great experience here!