Faculty of Science
Bi-Weekly E-Newsletter - Faculty

For May 30 - June 10

Teaching Awards

Congratulations to Arunika Gunawardena (Biology) who received the Canadian Botanical Association's Magister Teaching Award. The award recognizes plant biologists who have demonstrated a consistently high level of teaching excellence and teaching-related activities over at least 10 years.

Science As Art Calendar
Thank you to everyone who voted for entries in the 2017 Science As Art calendar. Your votes will help us choose the photos & images that will be featured in next year's edition. You can look forward to seeing the winners this fall!

Dal FoS Alumus Earns Science Writing Award
Dan Falk (BSc’89) is among the recipients of the 2015 Science in Society Journalism Awards, presented by the Canadian Science Writers’ Association (CSWA). Read the full story on the Dal Alumni website.

Celebrating Faculty Success
Last week faculty and staff gathered to celebrate departmental achievements and milestones. Congratulations to all on their accomplishments. Full list of awards and promotions can be found on the Dal Science news post

Celebrating Convocation Online
If you maintain active social media platforms and you'd like to become part of the online celebration around Dal's convocations, join in with the hashtag#DalGrad. If you're active on Instragram especially, feel free to share convocation preparation photos with the hashtags #DalGrad #BehindTheScenes. Or, you can email Caitlynne.hines@dal.ca with a short description of your photo and we'll share it on @DalhousieScience's Instagram account. Science convocation ceremonies are June 1. 

International Research and Recruitment Opportunity
The call for projects for Mitacs Globalink Research Internships 2017 is now open. This initiative pairs professors in Canada with international undergrads for 12-week internships in the summer of 2017. Faculty in all disciplines can preview and recruit potential graduate students, selected competitively from a pool of thousands of applicants. More Info



June 6, 2016
CGEB SEMINAR: Dr. Toni Gabaldon
Speaker: Dr. Toni Gabaldon, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona, Spain
Title: "Mitochondria and the origin of eukaryotes"

June 7, 2016
Inspiration and Impact: Our Year In Review

These sessions will highlight some of Dalhousie's successes from the past year, discuss our progress towards the goals of our Strategic Direction and, most importantly, provide an opportunity to answer your questions and hear your feedback. 

June 9
Economics Seminar
A Simple, Graphical Procedure for Comparing Multiple Treatment Effects (with Brennan S. Thompson) and Difference-in-Differences Inference with Few Treated Clusters (with James G. MacKinnon)

June 9 - 11, 2016
Ocean Literacy Conference
The Canadian Network for Ocean Education ('CaNOE') is thrilled to announce registration is open for CaNOE’s 2nd Annual Ocean Literacy Conference & AGM! From June 9 to 11 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, we invite educators, scientists, communicators, artists, and industry to join the growing network of individuals working to advance ocean literacy in Canada!


June 10, 2016
Physics & Atmospheric Science Seminar
The Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment (ACE): Mission Overview and Recent Results