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June 2020

Rebecca Rawcliffe  –  Computer Science, News
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
The Faculty of Computer Science will spend the next year collaborating with institutions from across the globe to further its equity, diversity and inclusion agenda, particularly focusing on women in technology, through the BRAID Affiliates program.
Terry Murray-Arnold (with files from CIHR and WLN)  –  Research, Health Professions
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research have awarded $100.8 million dollars over 16 years to nine new Indigenous health research networks across Canada. Among them is the Wabanaki-Labrador Indigenous Health Research Network (WLN), hosted at Dalhousie University in partnership with Mi’kmaq, Wolastoqiyik, Inuit and Innu communities and organizations and with academic institutions stretching across all four Atlantic provinces.
Matt Reeder  –  News
Monday, June 29, 2020
Dalhousie President Deep Saini presented highlights from Dal's Annual Progress Report during a virtual year-in-review last week, providing a look back on the academic year that was and progress made on institutional priorities.
Michele Charlton  –  Research, Medicine, Health Professions
Friday, June 26, 2020
Researchers from Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Health Authority are leading projects which received a $1.1-million investment from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Research Nova Scotia as part of a May 2020 Rapid Research Funding Opportunity.
Alison Auld  –  Research, Science, Marine Biology
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Marine Biology PhD candidate Laura Feyrer has discovered new insights into the nursing habits of northern bottlenose whales by studying whale teeth from the 1960s, offering a window into why the species has been slow to recover from sharp population declines.
Genevieve MacIntyre  –  English, Arts and Social Sciences, Community & Culture
Thursday, June 25, 2020
TYP and Creative Writing instructor Lesley Choyce has recently reached an incredible literary milestone: the publishing of his 100th book. Read our Q&A with Choyce about his work and career and how he keeps up such an incredible pace as a writer.
Michele Charlton  –  Biology, Women In Research, Research, Science, Medicine, Psychology, Pediatrics
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
With more than $181 million in research funding last year, Dal researchers are finding new ways to add to the intellectual, social and economic capital of our region and to take their discovery and innovation globally. Learn more about some of the Dal researchers making a significant impact.
Stephanie Rogers  –  Agriculture, Student Life
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Third-year International Food Business student Bibi Roozing was preparing for her Canadian work term when the onset of the pandemic sent her home to The Netherlands. With the help of Dal’s Faculty of Agriculture, she’s found a unique way to complete her work placement and help support rural economic development in Nova Scotia at the same time.
Michele Charlton  –  Research
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
A total of 54 Dalhousie University researchers have been announced as recipients of over $2 million in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) through its Discovery Grants and Research Tools and Instruments Grants Programs.
Kristyn Anderson  –  Research, Health Professions
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
The federal government should create a federal child and youth advocate — a children's commissioner — in order to help Canada's crossover youth, writes PhD student Kristyn Anderson.