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  • 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.
  • Dal researchers shine at 15th annual Discovery Awards
    Members of the Dal Science community were among the finalists at the 15th annual Discovery Awards on Thursday evening (Nov. 23).
  • Exploring the sciences with the Atlantic Science Links Association
    On a sunny summer day, 31 teachers from across Nova Scotia descended on campus to learn more about enhancing science in schools. This unique one-day conference was organized by the Atlantic Science Links Association (ASLA). Biology's Rajesh Rajaselvam is ASLA's Executive Director.
  • Staying connected: Peer support workers provide mental health advice and support
    Offered through Student Health & Wellness, the Stay Connected Mental Health Project gives Dalhousie and King’s students in Halifax the opportunity to meet with other students who can provide them with safe mental health advice and support. One of these on-campus peer support workers is fourth year Medical Sciences student Tanaka Shumba.
  • A third dimension of innovation
    For many cancer patients, going through radiation therapy can be an incredibly stressful and time-consuming process. Dalhousie’s Dr. James Robar wants to change that by providing health practitioners with an in-house tool that improves the accuracy and efficiency of this treatment, while making it a more comfortable experience for the patient.
  • Dal researchers receive $4.8 million to collaborate on social sciences and humanities projects
    Andy Fillmore, Member of Parliament for Halifax, was on campus to announce $5.7 million in funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) through scholarships, fellowships, and grants for researchers at four Halifax post-secondary institutions, including Dalhousie. Among the recipients is Dr. Natalie Rosen of Psychology and Neuroscience.
  • Taking the experience all in—and giving back too
    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.
  • The Conversation: How the genomics health revolution is failing ethnic minorities
    This article was originally published on The Conversation, which features includes relevant and informed articles, written by researchers and academics in their areas of expertise and edited by experienced journalists.
  • Dalhousie home to three new Canada Research Chairs
    Three scholars from Dalhousie are among the newest Canada Research Chairs announced by the Government of Canada. Another three received renwals, including Dr. Josef Zwanziger of Chemistry.
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