Faculty of Science News
On World Oceans Day, meet this year's winner of the Rob Stewart Award in Marine Conservation
Valentina Ceballos, an honours student majoring in Marine Biology, has received the award in honour of the legacy of Rob Stewart, a Canadian photographer, filmmaker and conservationist best known for his documentary films Sharkwater and Sharkwater Extinction.
Grad profile: All‑star athlete, cancer researcher and tutor
Ariel Provo, a four-time Academic All Canadian athlete, graduates from Dalhousie’s Medical Sciences program this spring.
Battery pioneers charge up with $6M NSERC Alliance Grant, the largest grant of its kind ever at Dal
Jeff Dahn, Chongyin Yang and Michael Metzger will use millions in new funding to help advance their work on developing better batteries for electric vehicles and grid-energy storage.
Remembering Dal alum Angela Rehhorn through the Stay Connected Mental Health Project
Today marks two years since the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash that tragically took the lives of Angela Rehhorn and Danielle Moore, both 24-year old graduates of Dal’s marine biology program. Now, as a way to honour their daughter’s legacy, Rehhorn's parents are offering support for student mental health services at Dal.
Advanced battery scientists join exclusive Tesla partnership at Dal in research chair roles
Chongyin Yang and Michael Metzger will both work very closely with Jeff Dahn, who is currently the NSERC/Tesla Canada Inc. Industrial Research Chair and Canada Research Chair in Materials for Advanced Batteries.
Regally recognized: Dal faculty named to the Order of Canada
Drs. Jeff Dahn and Kenneth Wilson are two of 114 new appointments to the Order of Canada announced by her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada.
New research shows even small ships pose deadly threat to North American right whales
Dal researchers have developed a new model that shows small vessels can cause lethal injuries in North Atlantic right whales, while large ships can kill even at slow speeds.
Meet David Barclay, oceanographer (and podcast host)
In the last Sciographies episode of the year, pharmacology student, neuroscience alum and varsity athlete Gracious Kashéké (BSc’20) takes over hosting duties to interview usual host David Barclay for a change.
Meet Sophia Stone, molecular biologist
From growing up in Jamaica to attending school in Ontario, Sophia Stone has always surrounded herself with strong female role models. Now, she's a role model herself, as a professor and molecular biologist at Dalhousie, exploring how plants respond to their environments and cope with changes. Learn more in a preview of this week's episode of Sciographies.
Meet Tess Cyrus, economist
In this week's Sciographies episode, Economics prof Tess Cyrus speaks about what it was like to grow up in Southern California, why economics was the subject that captured her interest (after a short stint in chemistry), and some of her most recent studies on international trade and economics education.