Welcome to the homepage of Dalhousie’s blogging platform. The university offers blogs to departments, faculties and offices interested in adding newsfeeds, user comments and unique voices to their web presence. To learn more about the service, visit our About page.

The following is a list of active public blogs hosted at blogs.dal.ca:

Modernizing Academic and Space Scheduling (MASS)
The Modernizing Academic and Space Scheduling (MASS) project aims to improve student experience and their ability to complete programs of study at Dalhousie, increase space utilization, and to continue to accommodate the needs of our academic community.  Capturing and understanding our faculty and students’ teaching and learning needs will allow us to develop an academic timetable that continues to support our excellent learning experience at Dalhousie University. MASS aims to develop a more modern and collaborative approach to achieve the most effective and efficient use of space for the academic timetable and campus bookings

Innovative Design in Engineering & Architecture Building
The IDEA Building represents the first new construction academic building on Dalhousie’s Sexton Campus since the university merged with the Technical University of Nova Scotia (TUNS) in 1997. The IDEA building will be a substantial contribution to campus – both functional and visual.
Ongoing consultation and engagement with students, faculty, and staff is underway through in-person stakeholder meetings, public open integrated design workshop, and through this blog. The blog is intended as an online platform for receiving comments from interested students, faculty and staff regarding the design of the IDEA Building. Comments will be received, noted and responded to on the blog site. Comments will assist in informing the design between now and January / February 2016.

Business Communication in the Rowe
This site focuses on strategies for effective business communication in the workplace. Aimed primarily at students in the Faculty of Management, the site serves as a forum for addressing methods of developing and maintaining business relationships through verbal and written communication.

Rowe International Student Success Program (ISSP)
The International Student Support Program blog addresses questions and concerns of international students in the Faculty of Management. The site provides a safe space to ask and answer questions that affect how we live and work together in Canada.

Academic Careers at Dalhousie
View current academic job opportunities at Dalhousie by scrolling through all the postings on the main page, or narrow your search by faculty/department. Read a summary of the position and then click for the complete job description, including application details.

Basin & Reservoir Lab
The Basin and Reservoir Lab blog shares the activities and progress of the team over the semester, while disseminating past and current scientific accomplishments and recent publications. The blog highlights team accomplishments and milestones as well as social events. Posts will also draw attention to news items of interest, and act as an alternative to mass e-mails.

DalTRAC Laboratory
The DalTRAC Laboratory blog provides updates for the Dalhousie and  Nova Scotia Transportation Planning communities on current research and events from the DalTRAC Office. Learn more about the ongoing student research and meet members of the DalTRAC team.

Distributed Medical Education
The DistMedEd blog focuses on promoting, organizing and explaining the resources currently available for distributed education – from videoconference to eLearning projects – to faculty and staff of Dalhousie Medical School located in more than 100 locations across the Maritimes. Topics include discussions of new technologies or teaching styles, profiles of faculty members who are champions of distributed education, and views of students who are the targets of the programs.

At Dalhousie, our instructors apply various ways to provide students with an enhanced learning environment through the use of instructional technologies to augment face-to-face classroom instruction and/or teaching entirely online. The scope of tools available is on par with the best schools. More importantly we have experts available to assist instructors in the effective instructional use of our technologies. This blog exists to provide you with insight into the options available for your use as a Dalhousie instructor. Our unit tagline is “Teaching Technologies at Your Service.” We are here to help and hope you take advantage of all that is available.

Formula SAE team
The Dalhousie University Formula SAE Team is a student-run organization that consists of undergraduate and graduate engineering students from all disciplines of engineering. This unique group of students dedicate themselves to pursuing the common goal of competing in the annual Formula SAE competition.

Global Health Office
This blog promotes the programs, events and resources available for students, residents, faculty, and staff through the Global Health Office. It serves an interprofessional community at Dalhousie and acts as a forum to discuss ongoing and upcoming issues and projects that relate to Global Health.  Learn about international opportunities for students and faculty including the Tanzania Partnership Program.

Health Sciences Bookstore
News and updates from Dalhousie’s Health Sciences Bookstore. Situated in the Forrest Building, the Health Sciences Bookstore serves on-campus students and instructors as well as distance education students across Canada. We also carry thousands of medical reference titles and basic medical supplies for health professionals throughout the Atlantic region, while wall charts, skeletons, novelties and gift items draw visitors ranging from students at local P-12 schools to summer tourists off visiting cruise ships.

Healthy Dal
Healthy Dalhousie provides information about health-related services that serve to promote the well-being of faculty and staff at Dalhousie University. You can find health-related topics and general health tips.

Idea Bank
Fostering a culture of academic renewal and innovation is critical for Dal’s long-term success. To that end, we are encouraging you to share your ideas on academic innovation in the Idea Bank. What does academic innovation mean to you? Tell us about your experience with academic innovation at Dal.

Information Technology Services (ITS)
ITS provides Dalhousie technical services, such as email, internet connections, web sites, telephone services, computer training, and support. The ITS blog offers the latest news and views from the department.

Dalhousie Libraries
The Dalhousie Libraries’ blog is the central source for library news and events, informing students, faculty staff and other patrons about new acquisitions, workshops and initiatives at all four Dal Libraries. From new developments in the Learning Commons, user feedback and subject specific news, to IT updates, patrons get timely access to the library information they need.

Learning Management Review
Current affairs pertaining to the Learning Management System (LMS) review Dal is currently undertaking.

Learning Opportunities in Truro & Area, NS
A new blog to help medical students and residents share and receive information about Medical Education in Colchester East Hants. Hear first-hand from other students and residents about their experiences and the opportunities that await you! Truro and its neighbouring communities have emerged as great places for students and residents to learn, work and live. Faculty with the Colchester East Hants Health Authority has received accolades for their enthusiasm, teaching skills and support for learners. The region is also home to Nova Scotia’s newest and most technologically-advanced hospital – the Colchester East Hants Health Centre – which opened in 2012.

Management Career Services
Showcasing student success stories and opportunities for career development and recruitment. MCS links the classroom with the workplace, focusing on the skills and resources students need to become career ready, and introducing employers to the talent pool of future business leaders that can enhance their team today.

The primary purpose of the technology we use at Dal Med is to support, enhance and compliment the communication of information. As an IT Guy it is my primary purpose to make sure this occurs as reliably as is IT Guy possible. But, with multiple theaters, rooms and assorted venues, with a diverse group of faculty, staff and students using multiple digital medias…bad stuff sometimes happens. We’ll proactively address topics in here that will minimize the tech incidents that disrupt the smooth sailing of our increasingly impressive technological resources.

Marine and Environmental Law News
Keep up-to-date on marine and environmental policy, research and insights from the Schulich School of Law Marine & Environmental Law Institute (MELAW).

School of Health and Human Performance (HAHP)
Learn about Kinesiology, Health Promotion, Therapeutic Recreation and Recreation Management  at Dalhousie. Current students, faculty and staff blog about HAHP programs, courses and life outside the classroom.

The blog of Dalhousie’s School of Information Management presents and discusses events, opportunities, and news associated with the school and its staff, faculty, students, and graduates.

Sustainability News @ Dal
Bringing together the College of Sustainability, the university’s Office of Sustainability and the DSU Sustainability Office, this blog is your news source for all things sustainable at Dalhousie. Learn about upcoming lectures, new energy initiatives, campus resources and more.

The Friday Library
Interested in a curated list of the kinds of things legally-oriented minds might want to read? This blog offers up a weekly article to add to your “to read” list.

The Rowedown
These newly-minted Faculty of Management grads have been chosen to blog about their adventures as they open a new chapter in their lives, sharing stories about what they have learned and how it has helped them launch their careers.

Impact of IT on Higher Ed & Our Lives

Medical Sciences Blog
Medical Sciences is a new undergraduate program at Dal, with overwhelming interest expressed for its 100 seats. Students enrolled in the program have come from all over the world and consist of former school presidents, valedictorians, and yearbook editors. A great program for those interested in pursuing professions in the medical sciences field.