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  • A royal crew: Dal celebrates largest‑ever class of Royal Society of Canada honourees
    Nine of Dalhousie's world-class researchers, three whom which belong to the Faculty of Science, have been recognized by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) for their outstanding scholarly achievement.
  • Innovation on the high seas
    During August and September, the Northwest Atlantic Ocean’s sea surface temperatures creep up to just below 20 degrees Celsius. The warm waters bring with them some cold blooded creatures: sharks.
  • Science connections
    Allison Chua is a PhD student in the Department of Oceanography under Douglas Wallace (Canada Excellence Research Chair in Ocean Scicence and Technology) and Colin Devey (GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany). She wrote about her experience as a member of the Transatlantic Ocean System Science and Technology (TOSST) joint graduate school, which links ocean research between Canada and Germany.​
  • Up close with the largest animal on Earth
    Over a year after a 63-foot female blue whale — the largest animal species on Earth — was sighted floating off the coast of Nova Scotia, Dal’s Gordon Price, Chris Harvey-Clark, Christopher Nelson and a team of volunteers are working to turn the loss into a learning opportunity.
  • Making time to make a difference
    Giavonna Rossi is a double major student studying biology and international development. Each discipline helped her realize a passion for eliminating the use of sticky mouse traps.
  • How a Dal mathematician is helping sort out Beatles songwriting disputes
    Dalhousie professor uses statistical techniques to determines authorship of long disputed Beatles favourites.
  • A century of specimens
    Even though Nick Belliveau received his degree in May, he’s still spending most of his days in the Biology department. That’s because Nick is helping to digitize the university’s nearly 100-year-old Herbarium.
  • At home away from home
    Microbiology & Immunology major Ali MacDonald enjoyed her year in residence so much she came back to Risley Hall for a couple of extra months while she completed a summer class in Chemistry.
  • The language of friendship
    Students Haruka Aoyama, Dania Shalabi and Delicia Marie Toro met each other and became friends in the first week of their English for Academic Purposes class. And that has made all the difference.
  • Save coral reefs by eradicating... rats?
    Dalhousie Professor finds that rat control should be an urgent conservation priority on many remote tropical islands in an effort to protect coral.
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