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April 2016

Lindsay Dowling  –  Student Life, Health Professions, Health Promotion
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Christie Silversides is this year's recipient of Dal's prestigious Malcolm Honour Award, which recognizes one student each year for outstanding and impactful extracurricular contributions in the community.
Mary Jane Webber  –  Facilities Management, News
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Dalhousie approves a biomass co-generation project to replace the Agricultural Campus's aging steam lines, a substantial rejuvenation that will offer students and researchers an opportunity to study and research the potential of biomass moving forward.
Staff  –  News
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
On Tuesday, Dalhousie’s Board of Governors voted to approve changes to tuition and fees for 2016-17. Following recommendations from Dal’s Budget Advisory Committee, they include a 3 per cent general tuition increase and additional tuition adjustments for undergraduate programs in Engineering, Pharmacy and the Faculty of Agriculture that have been reduced from initial recommendations.
Jane Doucet  –  Law, Community & Culture
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Prof. Brooks, former dean of the Schulich School of Law with research expertise in tax law and policy, has been appointed vice-chair of the Canada Revenue Agency's new Offshore Compliance Advisory Committee (OCAC).
Nick Wright  –  Health Professions, Occupational Therapy, News
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
What looks like a fully-functional apartment in the Forrest Building is actually a simulation space, where students in the School of Occupational Therapy and beyond can gain skills assisting persons of varying abilities in real-life situations.
Ryan McNutt  –  Research, Science, Chemistry, News
Monday, April 18, 2016
Chemistry's Axel Becke, one of the most cited researchers in the world and last year's recipient of NSERC's Herzberg Medal, has been awarded the Canada Council for the Arts' Killam Prize in the Natural Sciences — one of Canada's most prestigious scholarly honours.
Various authors  –  Research, Arts and Social Sciences, Science, Medicine, Pediatrics, Sociology and Social Anthropology, Engineering
Friday, April 15, 2016
Researchers in four different Dal faculties are receiving a total of more than $350,000 in support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation's John R. Evans Leaders Fund.
Allison Gerrard  –  Medicine, Research, Microbiology and Immunology
Friday, April 15, 2016
Dr. Zhenyu Cheng, a microbiologist at Dalhousie Medical School, is studying a common bacterium that's particularly dangerous for people living with cystic fibrosis.
Matt Semansky  –  Student Life, Management
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Kalab Workye, this year's recipient of the Entrepreneur of the Year Impact Award, came to Canada as a refugee and has been running his own local businesses since age 17.
Ryan McNutt  –  Research, Science, Medicine, Physics and Atmospheric Science
Thursday, April 14, 2016
One of the world's leading medical technology companies will soon be able to offer more precise and focused radiation treatments for cancer patients — all thanks to the research of PhD student Lee MacDonald and the team with Dal's Medical Physics program.