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Alison Auld  –  Research, Oceans, Biology, Science, Oceans
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
When researchers deployed 15,000 underwater video cameras on coral reefs around the world, they expected to see sharks in most if not all of the footage they would gather over a three-year span. What the research team, led by Dal biologist Aaron MacNeil, found was grim corroboration of how overfishing has dramatically depleted reef shark populations globally.
Nancy Kong and Shelley Phipps  –  Research, Economics, Science
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
The effects of economic stress on children are big, writes Dal economist Shelley Phipps and PhD grad Nancy Kong. Parents' anxiety about their financial situation is equivalent to the effect of a divorce, and is likely at play amid COVID-19.
Michele Charlton  –  Research, Oceans, Science, Oceans
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
The Ocean Tracking Network has been awarded a grant of $13.4 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) Major Science Initiatives Fund, providing important resources to support the technology needed to monitor how the global ocean is changing — including tracking the movements and survival of more than 245 important species.
David Ryan  –  Student Life, Medicine, Health Professions, Dentistry
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
When hands-on, diagnostic learning — an essential component of education across health disciplines — was threatened during the onset of COVID-19, Dal’s Collaborative Clinical Learning and Research (C3LR) stepped up to ensure this vital learning and research moved forward for students.
Jason Bremner, Allie Fournier, and Jennifer Lewandowski  –  Research, Medicine
Monday, July 20, 2020
On July 6, the Faculty of Medicine safely welcomed back 81 research units to campus to continue their important work — something that’s only been possible with a tremendous degree of professionalism, collaboration and patience.
Suzanne Bowness  –  Student Life, Management, Commerce, Community & Culture
Friday, July 17, 2020
For Commerce co-op students like Shakshita Sookrauj, the COVID-19 pandemic offered the chance to help the Province of Nova Scotia support small businesses by helping facilitate a specialized grant program.
Dawn Morrison  –  Research, Health Professions
Thursday, July 16, 2020
PhD in Health student Crystal Watson is advancing important new knowledge on the importance of play in the lives of African Nova Scotian girls.
Hannah Whaley  –  Student Life
Thursday, July 16, 2020
With most Dal students conducting their studies online this fall, the Together@Dal program will help build a sense of community among first-year students and introduce them to the ins and outs of the university experience.
Michele Charlton  –  Resource and Environmental Studies, Industrial Engineering, Law, Microbiology and Immunology, Biomedical Engineering, Research, Management, Medicine, Engineering
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Meet the 10 stellar scholars selected for this year’s Dalhousie University President’s Research Excellence Awards, which recognize research achievements of faculty members at all stages of their careers.
Matt Reeder  –  News, Community & Culture
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
With COVID-19 requiring Pride celebrations to take place remotely, Dalhousie hosted a virtual ceremony this week to raise the Pride flag and celebrate diversity and intersectionality within the university community.