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September 2020

Matt Reeder  –  Alumni, News
Monday, September 21, 2020
The acclaimed sitcom, co-created by Dal honorary degree holder Eugene Levy and starring alum Sarah Levy, swept to a record-breaking seven wins in the comedy category at Sunday’s awards.
Nick Pearce, with copy from Matt Reeder  –  News
Friday, September 18, 2020
The start of the fall academic term has brought with it the biggest uptick in on-campus activity since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. We take a visual tour of campus to showcase some of the safety measures put in place to help prevent the spread of the virus on campus.
Matt Reeder  –  Research, Arts and Social Sciences, Political Science, News
Friday, September 18, 2020
At a time when many Canadian provinces are facing a surge in new COVID-19 cases, Atlantic Canada has garnered national attention for its ability to stave off any major new increases — thanks, in part, to more robust regional border controls. Political Science's Ruben Zaiotti explains some of the drawbacks of this approach and how it might be relaxed.
Niecole Killawee  –  Research, Psychology, Science
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Taking early inspiration from famed broadcaster and sex educator Dr. Sue Johanson, Dalhousie researcher Natalie Rosen has made it her work's purpose to understand and help individuals and couples coping with sexual problems or changes to their sexual relationships. Learn more in our preview of this week's episode of the Sciographies podcast.
Genevieve MacIntyre  –  Student Life, Arts and Social Sciences, Political Science, News
Thursday, September 17, 2020
A new Dal course, "The Politics of Pandemics," is offering students a window into how global pandemics affect societies, addressing some of the most pressing questions and concerns of COVID-19 and beyond.
Kristyn Anderson and Kirstin Weerdenburg  –  Research, Medicine, Health Professions, Family Medicine
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Young people often swallow any drugs they have on them when they encounter police, risking overdose to avoid a drug possession charge. Read more from Dal researchers Kristyn Anderson and Kirstin Weerdenburg.
Mary Jane Webber  –  Oceans, Biology, Science, News
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
As an OFI ambassador, the Dal-based marine ecologist will promote ocean literacy, help shape the institute’s future direction, engage with other leaders, and mentor early career researchers as junior ambassadors.
Michele Charlton  –  Research, News
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
She's been referred to as not only the best young theoretical chemist in Canada, but perhaps "the best young chemist (of any kind) in all of North America." Now, Dalhousie's Erin Johnson has been honoured by the Royal Society of Canada with its prestigious Rutherford Memorial Medal in Chemistry.
Matt Reeder  –  Student Life, News
Monday, September 14, 2020
With summer winding down and the new academic term now underway, more students, staff and faculty members are seeking out campus services again. We take a look at a few of the university’s major services and how to make use of them this fall.
Michele Charlton  –  Research, Medicine, Pathology
Monday, September 14, 2020
The lessons learned through the COVID-19 have obvious implications for future infectious disease research. But Dal’s Dr. Shashi Gujar and partners see another huge opportunity: repurposing the body’s immune response to SARS-CoV-2 as the next generation of cancer immunotherapy.