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November 2018

Debbie Martin  –  Research, Health Professions
Friday, November 30, 2018
To improve Indigenous health in Canada we need more Indigenous health professionals and more culturally competent health-care providers, writes Dal researcher Debbie Martin. We also need to listen properly to Indigenous stories.
Matt Reeder  –  Facilities Management, Community & Culture
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Dal grad Siobhan Evans is leading an accessibility audit for Dalhousie to help the university get to know the physical characteristics of its buildings more intimately than ever before — and inform the development of a full-scale accessibility plan.
Heather Aipperspach  –  Research, Health Professions, Nursing, Community & Culture
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Dal Nursing researchers Lisa Goldberg and Megan Aston have collaborated with a Halifax playwright to turn their research study examining the experiences of LGBQ+ birthing women into a new play: "What to Expect When You Aren't Expected."
Françoise Baylis, Graham Dellaire and Landon J Getz  –  Medicine, Research
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Chinese researcher Jainkui He claims to have created the world's first genome-edited twins. Such action would pose unknown risks to the lives of these children and to humanity as a whole, write Dal researchers Françoise Baylis, Graham Dellaire and Landon Getz.
Matt Reeder  –  News, Community & Culture
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Last month, Dalhousie proclaimed the International Decade for People of African Descent, joining the governments of Nova Scotia, Canada and other countries in taking another step towards recognizing the diverse heritage, culture and contributions of African-centered communities worldwide.
Patti Lewis  –  Research, Oceans, Oceans
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
The new Visiting Fellows program from the Dal-led Ocean Frontier Institute provides opportunities for ocean experts to study and work at Dal while also enabling Halifax-based researchers to gain experience with internationally-based research projects.
Kirk Jessome  –  Sports
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
It was an evening full of uplifting inspiration at the ninth-annual Dalhousie Tigers Women in Leadership Spotlight Dinner, which brought together more than 300 guests to show support for the student-athlete leaders of the Tigers women’s basketball and volleyball teams.
Emma Geldart  –  Student Life, Agriculture, News
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Christine Ellsworth was one of 51 students to participate in the foundational year of the RBC Agricultural Internship Program, which helps students gain the skills necessary to succeed in the agricultural field.
Courtney Law  –  Philosophy, Research, Sociology and Social Anthropology, Computer Science, Community & Culture, Arts and Social Sciences
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
At a Dalhousie-sponsored panel event earlier this month, experts from across disciplines came together to engage in big ideas about the future of machines, learning and work — and the critical importance of human agency and insight in building that future.
Marlo MacKay  –  Science, Libraries, Biology, Management, Resource and Environmental Studies
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
(NOTE: EVENT POSTPONED) Dalhousie Libraries is launching its first in-house produced open textbook: "Environmental Science: A Canadian Perspective," by renowned conservation biologist and Dalhousie faculty member, the late Bill Freedman.