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Dean of Science, Dr. Chris Moore shares plans for The Great Debate. Scheduled for April 2018, it will bring together world-leading thinkers in ocean science and space studies in a public discussion centred on the question, “What is the next frontier: space or the ocean?”
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More than 1,000 vistors dropped by Dalhousie's Steele Ocean Sciences Building during Doors Open Halifax earlier this month — hanging out with mermaids, having close encounters with ocean life and learning about exciting research in our region.
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Growing up in the Eskasoni First Nation, Karlee Johnson saw first-hand the impact of language and culture barriers in the health-care system. Now, as a Medical Sciences student at Dal, she has her sights set on a career in medicine in her own community.
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Dr. Mary Anne White, Emerita Professor of Chemistry Research and her team have developed an improved tracking tag for fish using a natural material.
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Dal prof of oceanography Anna Metaxas is one of the leading scientists on a 15-day research expedition to the Gulf of Maine. The rich and vulnerable ecosystem is largely unknown. The expedition will livestream footage of the ocean floor on oceana.ca/GulfofMaine.
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David Barclay of Dal's Department of Oceanography is studying how sound moves through muddy seabeds — crucial knowledge for acoustic work related to defense, search and rescue.
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Wendy Watson-Wright, CEO of the Dal-led Ocean Frontier Institute, highlights women in ocean science/management and Dal's Ocean School initiative at the first-ever UN Ocean Conference.
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Since coming to Dalhousie from The Gambia, Earth Sciences student Njillan Forbes has faced great pressures: losing her mother to illness, meeting the requirements to change degrees, making it into an honours program. But the struggles have only made her stronger.