Faculty of Science News
Big‑eyed thresher shark provides students rare study opportunity
Dalhousie Veterinarian Chris Harvey-Clark and Dal Biology students had a unique opportunity this week to work with a rare shark species when a specimen washed up on Nova Scotia's shores.
A race against time: Saving the North Atlantic right whale
Kimberley Davies and the quest to save the North Atlantic right whale.
Under the skin: Dal researchers work to determine cause of death for North Atlantic Right Whales
Dara Orbach on her experience working to determine cause-of-death for the deceased whales
CMOS honours Dal contributions to ocean research
Two Dalhousie academics, Dr. Keith Thompson and postdoctoral fellow Shiliang Shan, received Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) Awards in June 2017.
Three students, three scholarships, three years: Dal students receive Vanier Graduate Scholarships
Three Dalhousie graduate students are among the 2017 recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships: Allison Chua (Oceanography), Hansen Johnson (Oceanography) and Timothy Disher (Nursing).
Mind the methane: Measuring potent greenhouse gas emissions from aging fossil fuel sites
Last week the Government of Canada announced new funding for research, led by Dal Earth Sciences Professor Grant Wach, on assessing methane emissions from old fossil fuel extraction sites in two Maritime provinces.
Science alumna experiences tall ships first hand
Sailing onboard a tall ship isn’t new to Dalhousie’s Faculty of Science. For alumna and Masters student, Jessica Gould (BSc ’14, Marine Biology, Oceanography) she’s had the opportunity to sail many times, even onboard a tall ship.
How did life end up on land? A recent paper, co-authored by Dr. Martin Gibling, uses trace fossils to examine the process of colonizing the earth.
Dal prof wins CSC award
Dr. Josef W. Zwanziger has won the John C. Polyani Award for 2017 from the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) for excellence in research.
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?”