Faculty of Science News
Preserving the species
Killam post-doc Dara Orbach spent much of the past seven years studying the sexual activity of cetaceans, the class of aquatic mammals that includes species like dolphins.
Nova Scotia innovation put to work
Three made-in-Nova Scotia approaches to ocean science will be used during an upcoming voyage to study the impacts of climate change on the Northwest Atlantic, sailing from St. John’s, NL to Galway, Ireland onboard the Irish research vessel the Celtic Explorer.
Understanding the future productivity of the ocean
On April 13, Erin Bertrand was announced as the 2017 recipient of the Simons Foundation Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution Award. The purpose of the award is to help launch the career of outstanding investigators who use quantitative approaches to advance the understanding of marine microbial ecology and evolution.
A new way to view sky and space
Dal's Scott Chapman is part of a global team building an innovative, high-powered telescope 5,600 m above sea level in Chile's Atacama Desert.
Dal changemakers take on the World's Challenge Challenge competition
Three Dal students formed a World's Challenge Challenge (WCC) team to address limited resources and training in prosthetic limb production globally, particularly in developing countries. The team won Dal's stage of the WCC and will move on to nationals in May.
The toolbank of R&D: Science Atlantic database puts investigative tools in researchers' hands
A new means of advancing research and development in Atlantic Canada made its debut at Dalhousie’s Life Sciences Research Institute earlier this month.
Iceland cometh: University leaders explore innovation in Halifax visit
Ari Jónsson, president of Iceland’s Reykjavík University, had been thinking about visiting Dalhousie University for some time. Earlier this month, he had his chance and toured various facilities.
Forging pathways for African Nova Scotian youth
Imhotep's Legacy Academy (ILA) is a Dal-linked organization that aims to boost the number of children of African descent entering into STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields in Nova Scotia.
Dal‑hosted MEOPAR Network receives $28.5 million from Government of Canada
MEOPAR is strengthening Canada’s capacity to observe, predict and respond to marine risks. The network just received $28.5 million in renewal funding from the federal government.
Dal profs receive funding for research and training to enhance Canada's economy, society and environment
Two outstanding researchers from Dal have received national funding for their innovative work. Daniel Ruzzante (Biology) and Michelle Adams (Resource and Environmental Studies) were recipients of the NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects.