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History of Dalhousie University

A guide for researching the history of Dalhousie University

Key Facts

  • Dalhousie established one of the first nursing programs in Canada in 1920
  • The Faculty of Health Professions was established in 1961, stemming from an idea to create an umbrella faculty for all paramedical groups from the Medical Faculty Council in 1959
  • The Maritime College of Pharmacy was incorporated into Dalhousie as the College of Pharmacy in the same year
  • Dalhousie's Nursing program joined the Faculty in 1963 with 95 students
  • The faculty was renamed the Faculty of Health on July 1, 2017, to reflect its broadened role in the health sphere