Dalhousie University, Halifax

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Dalhousie University is a public research university in Nova Scotia, Canada, with three campuses in Halifax, a fourth in Bible Hill, and medical teaching facilities in Saint John, New Brunswick. 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, three Herzberg Prize winners, a NASA astronaut who was the first American woman to walk in space, 90 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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  • Totally enjoyed the downtown campus. Fascinating reuse of his5oric building. Enjoyed the lions on the street/pedestrian area.  more »
  • Dalhousie is one of Canada's great classic universities. Most of the architecture is impressive. Our main reason to visit the campus, however, is for symphony concerts in the comfortable Rebecca Cohn ...  more »
  • Beautiful property in Halifax! Special year this year too! 1818-2018 grab some DAL swag and show your colours! :)  more »
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  • Excellent university b For networking course
  • Dal done learned me good!
  • completely ablidged in canada, not to do what was requested or contracted, to do the opposite of such.
  • Beautiful campus, amazing professors. Definitely worth attending.
  • First-rate university in every aspect.

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Accommodations are scattered evenly throughout Halifax, with decent options available across town. Downtown offers the best transport connections and access to major attractions, with several options lining the central thoroughfare, Sackville Street. Here, you'll also enjoy views over the water and convenient proximity to some of the city's most pleasant parks. Look around the neighborhood of South End to enjoy the bohemian vibe surrounding Saint Mary's University, or go west to find a quiet spot near Long Lake Provincial Park.
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