Dal to open Beaty Centre for Marine Biodiversity, thanks to $8.2M gift


Dalhousie University has announced that it will host the new Beaty Centre for Marine Biodiversity, thanks to an $8.2M gift from entrepreneur and conservationist Ross Beaty. The Centre–which is set to open in early 2025–will be a public-facing interactive space from which students and community members can learn about the marine-biodiversity crisis. Planned exhibits include a life-sized kelp forest, a climate change sphere, and educational displays about species facing extinction. “The Beaty Centre for Marine Biodiversity will provide an incredible opportunity for all Dalhousie students to come face-to-face with the rich diversity of marine life that exists in Nova Scotian waters,” said Dal Associate Professor Dr Derek Tittensor.