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April 2020

Janet Dyson  –  Alumni, English, Arts and Social Sciences
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Even in challenging times, there are brights spots to be found — sometimes in bright green. Learn how English alum, writer and illustrator Peter Chiykowski unintentionally launched a fun, viral phenomenon earlier this month with his speedy photo editing of the British monarch.
Rebecca Rawcliffe  –  Computer Science, Community & Culture
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Taking place early next month, the COVID-19 Virtual Hackathon will see teams of students and professionals come together remotely to find solutions to some of the challenges brought by COVID-19.
Dominique Robert, Adam T. Ford, Albrecht Schulte-Hostedde, Amanda J. Moehring, Angela Kaida, Arjun Krishnaswamy, Catherine L. Mah, Cole Burton, Erin Bertrand, Heather Sparling, Jackie Dawson, Jiaying Zhao, Kin Chan, Mary A De Vera, Matt McTaggart, Meghan Azad, Sheldon Williamson, Stephanie Waterman, Trushar R. Patel, Valorie A. Crooks
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Mutliple researchers from across Canada, including Dal's Catherine Mah and Erin Bertrand, on how effective integration of science into policy-making improves legislation and leads to effective solutions for society — and not only during times of crisis like the coronavirus pandemic.
Ken Conrad  –  Research, Student Life, Graduate Studies
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Hear from four Dal PhD students on how they're meeting the challenge of continuing to work remotely and moving their research projects forward.
Matt Reeder  –  News, Economics
Friday, April 17, 2020
Dal's McCulloch Professor of Economics weighs in on the current global economic crisis, what sectors have been hardest hit by COVID-19 in Canada, and what’s in store for the economy moving forward.
Jeff Lawton  –  Student Life, Medicine, Psychiatry
Friday, April 17, 2020
From Indigenous health research to rowing and community volunteerism, Maya Biderman has made the most of her Dalhousie experience — and then some.
Landon J Getz  –  Research, Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said he would not wait for Health Canada approval for coronavirus treatments and vaccines. There are real consequences to rushing ahead of rigorous scientific data, writes PhD student Landon Getz.
Ryan McNutt  –  Student Life, Chemistry, Science
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Tasked with moving one of Dalhousie’s largest courses online in a matter of days, the team of faculty, instructors and TAs who bring first-year chemistry to life relied on what they knew and the personal touches that matter, creating as seamless a digital experience as possible for students.
Marlo MacKay  –  Libraries, News
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dalhousie Libraries has stopped lending its physical collections. But that hasn’t stopped their efforts to share information from their collections with the university community and beyond through continuing vital Document Delivery services.
Erin Elaine Casey  –  Research, Management, Arts and Social Sciences, Political Science, Agriculture
Thursday, April 16, 2020
The award-winning Safe Assured program began as an initiative to help Nova Scotia become the first province in Canada in which community pharmacies reported prescribing errors. Now, the Dal-led initiative is helping keep pharmacies safe on a national scale.