Faculty of Science News
SCIOGRAPHIES Q&A: ERIC OLIVER, OCEANOGRAPHER
Eric Oliver is helping understand the increasing occurrence — and intensity — of marine heatwaves in the ocean. In his Sciographies episode, he also shares his hope for a future in which traditional ways of knowing are combined with scientific data to conduct research with meaningful impact for Indigenous communities and partners.
SCIOGRAPHIES Q&A: JOHN GOSSE, GEOLOGIST
John Gosse's research has brought him to the Andes, the Rockies and the Himalayas to study how landscapes change and form over time. Hear about how his research contributes to our understanding around the risk and prediction of natural disasters.
SCIGRAPHIES Q&A: Megan Bailey, Fisheries Economist
Who really has the right to determine how countries manage their fisheries? Economist Megan Bailey with the Marine Affairs program explores this question and more in this Sciographies excerpt.
SCIOGRAPHIES Q&A: EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGIST ALASTAIR SIMPSON
Few people can say that they’ve described a new species, but Alastair Simpson is one of them. The allure of discovering the unknown first drew Dr. Simpson to the field of evolutionary biology during his undergraduate studies in Sydney, Australia. Check out highlights from his Sciographies radio show and podcast interview.
SCIOGRAPHIES Q&A: MATHEMATICIAN JASON BROWN
Dr. Jason Brown discusses his musical upbringing, real-world applications of graph theory, the math behind music, and The Beatles (of course). Check out highlights from his Sciographies radio show and podcast interview.
SCIOGRAPHIES Q&A: MARINE BIOLOGIST SARA IVERSON
How did Sara Iverson know her dream career at such a young age? And why is being a role model important to her? Check out highlights from her Sciographies radio show and podcast interview.
From Halifax to Iceland to Mars and the moons of Jupiter: in the 15 years since graduating from Dalhousie's Earth Sciences, Christopher Hamilton (BSc’04) has carved out a career path that has seen him apply his knowledge of the Earth’s volcanic structures to better understanding the volcanic history of and activity on other worlds.
Nova Scotia Math Circles celebrates five years with Eastlink
Thanks to support from Eastlink, Nova Scotia Math Circles — a Dal-community partnership — is reaching more school-age children than ever with engaging, enriching mathematics experiences.
GRAD PROFILE: SEEING RISK AS OPPORTUNITY
Lindsay MacCormick began her Science degree at Dal with an eye on neuroscience, but soon found herself drawn to the world of mathematics and statistics — particularly, to newly launched courses in actuarial science that have given her an edge in the rapidly growing field.
Getting to the heart of the research experience
The Dalhousie Integrated Science Program (DISP) is a first-year option for Bachelor of Science students that want to jumpstart their exploration of the sciences with hands-on experience conducting studies in labs and out in the field. Read about one of the DISP Class of 2019 research studies.