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  • Space or the ocean? Debating the next frontier during Dal's 200th
    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?”
  • An ocean of curiosity: Exploring the Steele Ocean sciences Building for Doors Open
    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.
  • Bringing it all back home
    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.
  • Fish & chips: Materials scientists help marine scientists track their fish
    Dr. Mary Anne White, Emerita Professor of Chemistry Research and her team have developed an improved tracking tag for fish using a natural material.
  • Virtual expedition aims to inform marine protection
    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.
  • Lots to learn from playing in the mud
    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.
  • Dal participates at United Nations Ocean Conference
    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.
  • Grad profile: A diamond in Dalhousie
    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.
  • Celebrating spring convocation and student achievement
    We're so proud of our new Dal Science grads! Their hard work, determination, and dedication to their studies while balancing other responsibilities has paid off. Read stories of exceptional students who represent a small portion of this year's amazing Science grads.
  • "Sea"‑ing change in ocean scholarship ‑ from Confederation to our future
    Several Dal scholars took part in a panel for “Canada’s Responsibility to Our Shining Seas”, which explored the economic, ecological, social and cultural ties that have shaped Canada’s interactions with the ocean since Confederation in 1867.
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