Faculty of Science News
Kristal Ambrose's "trash talk" prevails at Dal's 3 Minute Thesis competition
Three minutes of “trash talk” about the Bahamas helped Marine Management student Kristal Ambrose win over the audience and the judges at the Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) finals at Dalhousie on Thursday evening.
200 Circles: a celebrated alumnus tells Dalhousie's story
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.
Leading a plastic pollution revolution
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sail across the Pacific Ocean and study the Western Garbage Patch inspired Marine Management Kristal Ambrose to start a plastic pollution revolution.
Massive global fishing footprint captured in detail for first time
Humans have harvested the ocean’s resources for millennia, but a new study published this week in the journal Science reveals, for the first time ever, a precise image of the massive scale of global fishing activity.
Dal's cutting‑edge aquatic research facility to test tidal energy projects
A new partnership between the Offshore Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA), the Nova Scotia Department of Energy, and Dalhousie University will enable researchers to test new and innovative tidal energy technologies at the university’s state-of-the-art Aquatron Laboratory.
Current Tides: a collection of Dal's latest ocean research
The 3rd volume of Current Tidesis now available. This student-led magazine features the ongoing interdisciplinary research in the Department of Oceanography at Dalhousie University.
Gail Eskes' spatial neglect research receives $150k from local businesswoman and the Heart & Stroke Foundation
Earlier this month, Heart & Stroke and Dalhousie recognized and celebrated Halifax businesswoman Diane Campbell’s generous investment in improving women’s health. Campbell's gift will fund Dr. Gail Eskes’ ground-breaking research, which aims to improve rehabilitation for people after stroke.
The importance of new perspectives
Tora Oliphant, a Microbiology & Immunology and Sociology student, helped organize the Dal Science Society's Support the Report campaign to raise awareness of the importance of access to research funding for new and diverse perspectives.
Learning from the past: what the Ice Age can teach us about the future of our coastlines
Earth sciences prof John Gosse worked with a team to recalcuate when the decay of the ancient Cordilleran Ice Sheet took place. The findings provide insight on the Greenland Ice Sheet's future and sea-level rise.
Jeffrey Hutchings takes top honour in marine science
Dal Professor Jeffrey Hutchings adds a new honour to his CV: the AG Huntsman Award for Excellence in the Marine Sciences.