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June 2017

Matt Reeder  –  News, Community & Culture, Human Resources
Friday, June 23, 2017
Internationally known Buddhist monk Ajahn Brahm visited Dal this past week to share some of his trademark wit and wisdom about finding happiness during a talk as part of the university's "Work Well" strategy.
Matt Semansky  –  Research, Student Life, Science, Marine Biology
Friday, June 23, 2017
Students in one Dal lab are learning from one another, across disciplines, as they try and better understand childhood cancers with the aid of an unlikely accomplice: the tropical zebrafish.
Michele Charlton and Gillian Batten  –  Research, Medicine
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Researchers at Dalhousie and Mount Saint Vincent universities have been awarded $1.5 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research that will help with the development an earlier, more definitive way of diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease.
Kelly Taylor  –  News, Human Resources
Thursday, June 22, 2017
The results from the 2017 Quality of Work Life (QWL) Survey are now available to the Dal community — information that will help Human Resources and leaders across the university work together with faculty and staff to build a stronger, healthier workplace at Dal.
Melanie Jollymore  –  Research, Medicine
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Through a network called BRIC NS — Building Research for Integrated Primary Health Care, Nova Scotia — Dal researchers are mobilizing health-care professionals, managers, policy makers, learners and citizens in research to re-shape the delivery of care.
Rebekah Bailey  –  Agriculture, Student Life
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Plant Sciences student Cheyenne MacDonald, a member of the Sipekne'katik band in Indian Brook, has a passion for traveling and learning from other cultures. But her biggest dream is to start a business using traditional knowledge from her own.
Matt Reeder  –  Dal 200, News, Science
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
The Great Debate, scheduled for November 2018, 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?”
Sallie Lau  –  Computer Science, News, Informatics
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
This week, Dal hosts Canada's national conference for the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. We connected with Computer Science prof Srini Sampalli —  3M Teaching Fellow and vice-president of the Canadian chapter of the International Federation of National Teaching Fellows — to discuss what goes into great teaching.
Zoe Bell  –  Mechanical Engineering, Student Life, Engineering
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
As part of a mandatory first-year class focused on design skills, a team of Dal students got a unique hands-on learning experience working on improvements to the special throwing chair of Cape Breton-born Paralympian Pamela LeJean.
Rebecca Rawcliffe  –  Computer Science, News, Informatics
Monday, June 19, 2017
Nur Zincir-Heywood received the 2017 Women Leaders in the Digital Economy Award from Digital Nova Scotia, which recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to Nova Scotia’s ICT sector while actively championing women in the field.