Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University (commonly known as Dalhousie or Dal) is a public research university with three campuses in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and a fourth, the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus, in Truro, Nova Scotia. It is one of Canada's oldest universities, founded during British colonial rule. Dalhousie offers more than 3,700 courses and 190 degree programs, organized within the twelve undergraduate, graduate, and professional faculties and schools of the school.

Dalhousie University was first established as a non-sectarian college in 1818 by the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia, George Ramsay, 9th Earl of Dalhousie, whom the university was named after. However, the college did not hold its first class until 1838, until then operating sporadically due to financial difficulties. It reopened for the third time in 1863 following a reorganization which also brought upon the school's first name change to "The Governors of Dalhousie College and University." In 1997, the Technical University of Nova Scotia was officially amalgamated with Dalhousie. The act which amalgamated the two schools also formally changed the name of the university to Dalhousie University. In 2012, Dalhousie announced a new Faculty of Agriculture, the result of a merger with the Nova Scotia Agricultural College.

Dalhousie is a coeducational university, with more than 18,000 studentsand over 110,000 alumni.Dalhousie's varsity teams, known as the Tigers, compete in the Atlantic University Sport conference of Canadian Interuniversity Sport. Dalhousie’s Faculty of Agriculture varsity teams are referred to as the Dalhousie Rams, and compete in the ACAA, and as members of the CCAA.

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