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Ask an expert: Political scientist Ruben Zaiotti on the pros and cons of the 'Atlantic bubble'
At a time when many Canadian provinces are facing a surge in new COVID-19 cases, Atlantic Canada has garnered national attention for its ability to stave off any major new increases — thanks, in part, to more robust regional border controls. Political Science's Ruben Zaiotti explains some of the drawbacks of this approach and how it might be relaxed.
Pandemic politics: Course explores the implications of our moment
A new Dal course, "The Politics of Pandemics," is offering students a window into how global pandemics affect societies, addressing some of the most pressing questions and concerns of COVID-19 and beyond.
Revitalizing an old art
Performer and playwright Katerina Bakolias (BA’15) knew she wanted to incorporate her grandfather’s stories into a creative project after receiving a grant from the National Theatre School’s Art Apart Program, so she transformed them into radio plays to create My Grandfather’s True Stories.
Pandemic, the class: Real‑time simulation‑based course challenges students to prevent virus outbreaks
Robert Huish, an associate professor in the Department of International Development Studies, used the board game Pandemic as inspiration for a new course launching this fall that casts students in different roles with the collaborative goal of preventing and managing pandemics.
Royal recognition: Get to know the five Dal researchers newly appointed to the Royal Society of Canada
The Royal Society of Canada, which brings together scholars, artists and scientists peer-elected as the best in their fields, is welcoming five new Dalhousie members this year: new Fellows Leonard Diepeveen (Arts and Social Sciences), Jennifer Llewellyn (Law) and Douglas Wallace (Science), and new College members Hélène Deacon (Science) and Rita Orji (Computer Science).
Dalhousie team of Canada Research Chairs continues to grow
Three Dalhousie scholars are part of the newest cohort of Canada Research Chairs (CRCs), with new chairs focused on immigrants and refugees, the impacts of climate change on coastal zones, and the integration of gender and sexuality into reconciliation.
Ask an expert: Lori Turnbull on Erin O’Toole’s Conservative leadership victory
Canada’s Conservative Party elected its new leader this week, bringing a fresh face to the official opposition in Parliament and a new challenger to Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. We chatted with Dal's Lori Turnbull about O’Toole’s successful campaign and what a federal election with him at the helm of the Conservatives could look like.
Music education has a race problem, and universities must address it
The recent furor from senior academics in response to a public lecture about the whiteness of music education reflects a longstanding race problem in music. It's time to address this, writes Musicology Professor and Fountain School Director Jacqueline Warwick.
News from FASS
Pandemic! The class: Dalhousie University introduces board game inspired course on pandemic management
Robert Huish, an associate professor in Dalhousie's Department of International Development Studies, has designed a course based on the board game Pandemic by Z-MAN Games.
Who can you hug? COVID‑19 creating unique sociological situation on East Coast
Emma Whelan, Associate Professor in Dalhousie's Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, studies the intersection of morality and health. In this article, she discusses how COVID etiquette and morality impacts our public lives as well as our private relationships.
Immigration to Canada May Not Return to Pre‑Pandemic Levels
The COVID-19 pandemic could derail Canada’s immigration-driven economy, writes sociology professor, Howard Ramos
OPINION: Pandemic pay premium for grocery store employees a flash in the pan (Karen Foster, associate professor, sociology and social anthropology and director of the Rural Futures Research Centre)
Karen Foster questions why the "Hero Pay" that had been offered to grocery store employees has ended now
Study to examine impacts of stigma in Nova Scotia during COVID‑19 pandemic
With a $28,000 grant from the Nova Scotia COVID-19 Health Research Coalition, Robert Huish, an associate professor of international development studies at Dalhousie University, is leading a research study examining the consequences and outcomes of cultural stigma from COVID-19 ordinances in Nova Scotia, New Zealand, and Australia.
How COVID‑19 social stigma has impacted Nova Scotians
Professor Robert Huish of Dal's International Development Studies department wants to know how pandemic-related stigma has impacted people of Asian descent, frontline workers and survivors of the virus