Global Surgery

Advancing Surgical Education, Research and Advocacy

Dalhousie’s Global Surgery Office (GSO) supports and develops partnerships with parties engaged in advancing surgical education, research and advocacy. The GSO is pursuing global excellence in surgical care delivery.


Pursuing global excellence in surgical education, research and advocacy through partnership and collaboration


The achievement of the highest standards in surgical care through international knowledge exchange and collaborative research

Key Priorities

Education. To stimulate discussion and awareness among department members and the local community about surgical issues in global health

Research. To contribute to the international body of research on global surgery while developing greater interest within the department and university

Outreach. To develop collaborative projects in low resource settings that contribute to enriched patient care in our department and for our partners