From Halifax to Iceland to Mars and the moons of Jupiter: in the 15 years since graduating from Dalhousie's Earth Sciences, Christopher Hamilton (BSc’04) has carved out a career path that has seen him apply his knowledge of the Earth’s volcanic structures to better understanding the volcanic history of and activity on other worlds.
Lindsay MacCormick began her Science degree at Dal with an eye on neuroscience, but soon found herself drawn to the world of mathematics and statistics — particularly, to newly launched courses in actuarial science that have given her an edge in the rapidly growing field.
Even though Nick Belliveau received his degree in May, he’s still spending most of his days in the Biology department. That’s because Nick is helping to digitize the university’s nearly 100-year-old Herbarium.
Dal grad Erik Demaine (BSc'95) has given the university a unique gift of art and science. The MIT mathematician and his father created a curved-crease sculpture to honour Dalhousie's Bicentennial Celebration.
Six years ago, when he began exploring university options, Jordan Boudreau knew he wanted to work toward a medical degree but he wasn’t sure how he wanted to get there. Jordan eventually chose the undergraduate science program at Dal. In his first year, he was introduced to neuroscience and quickly became hooked. Now, he's a second year medical student that makes time for giving back.
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The MacLennan Society recognizes Dalhousie’s most loyal donors and is aptly named after Rod MacLennan (BSc’60, LLD’98) – the first alumnus to reach 50 years of consecutive giving. The Truro native and former Scotsburn executive first began giving to Dal as a student and has continued throughout his life.
Sailing onboard a tall ship isn’t new to Dalhousie’s Faculty of Science. For alumna and Masters student, Jessica Gould (BSc ’14, Marine Biology, Oceanography) she’s had the opportunity to sail many times, even onboard a tall ship.