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Nature & Me-Relationship Status: It’s complicated

On Tues. 20 Nov., the Nature Conservancy of Canada will host NatureTalks in Halifax —  “Nature and Me-- Relationship Status: It’s complicated”.  This series comes to Halifax every 2-3 years.  Speakers include Patricia Bishop (co-owner Taproot Farms) and Albert Marshall (Mi'kmaw Nation Elder).

Register:  http://www.natureconservancy.ca/en/what-you-can-do/events/naturetalks/naturetalks-halifax.html

Tuesday 20 Nov 7-9 pm
Seaport Market

Monday 19 November: WORLD'S CHALLENGE CHALLENGE INFO SESSION

Monday 19 November 19 Noon – 1pm
ShiftKey Labs – Room 426  Computer Science Building
6050 University Avenue

 https://shiftkeylabs.ca/calendar/worlds-challenge-challenge-info-session/

Global Issues such as poverty, food security, public health, inequality and environmental degradation are the product of global relations in which we as global citizens bear some responsibility. The World’s Challenge Challenge (WCC) – a global initiative of Western University encourages young minds from different disciplines to come together to address a global issue, offering solutions to implement in partnership with communities. The WCC is an opportunity to bring together individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community and to create global citizens who think creatively and critically, about significant issues that affect us all. It starts with one idea, one discussion. This competition is a good fit for Dal students who are active in the entrepreneurship ecosystem, but it’s also a great opportunity for students from any discipline who are passionate and inventive about tackling some of the worlds biggest problems.
 
Dalhousie University is proud to be a participant in the WCC.  A local WCC competition will take place at Dal to determine which team will represent Dal at the WCC Global Finals held at Western University in June 2019. At the Global Finals teams will compete for a grand prize of $30,000 to help further develop their proposed solution and support implementation.
 
Applications for the competition are due on Friday 7 December 2018. This info session is a chance to learn more about the competition and how you can get involved! We’ll also explore strategies for strengthening your application. Whether you already have an idea and a team or are intrigued but aren’t sure where to start, come out to this session and we’ll answer your questions.
 
RSVP to andrea.heyer@dal.ca to help us manage the pizza order.
 
Find out more about the competition  

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TUESDAY 20 NOV: NCC HOSTS "NATURE TALKS" IN HALIFAX

On Tues. 20 Nov., the Nature Conservancy of Canada will host NatureTalks in Halifax —  “Nature and Me-- Relationship Status: It’s complicated”.  This series comes to Halifax every 2-3 years.  Speakers include Patricia Bishop (co-owner Taproot Farms) and Albert Marshall (Mi'kmaw Nation Elder).

Register:  http://www.natureconservancy.ca/en/what-you-can-do/events/naturetalks/naturetalks-halifax.html

Tuesday 20 Nov 7-9 pm
Seaport Market
 

Fall 2018 ESS Lecture Series

A new season of Thursday evening ESS Lectures!

Unless otherwise noted, all lectures begin at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday nights in Ondaatje Hall, 6135 University Avenue, Marion McCain Arts & Social Sciences building.

All welcome. Free of charge.  

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GoodWork Weekly Job Update

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19th - Fri 21st Sept Frontiers in Ocean Sustainability : Co-designing Research and Solutions

Research alumni of marine sciences in Kiel currently working at institutions in North America are invited to exchange their views with current researchers from 'The Future Ocean' and Dalhousie University on social, economic and environmental consequences of anthropogenic impacts on the ocean and on chances and challenges of co-designing research questions for sustainable ocean development.

See full event details here or email ofi@dal.ca for more information.  

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Connecting Communities : Planting Black Ash 'Wisqoq'

A single Black Ash will be planted to commemorate the launch of Dalhousie University’s Bicentennial Botanical Garden, Saturday August 25th on Dalhousie’s Agricultural Campus.

Read about the importance of Black Ash as a threatened species, and the cultural significange in the Mi'kmaq communities here.