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January 2021

Michele Charlton  –  Medicine, Research
Monday, January 25, 2021
Molecular biologist John Archibald is Dal’s newest Arthur B. McDonald Chair of Research Excellence, receiving $50,000 a year for up to seven years to build upon his already substantial body of research that uses the tools of genomics to study how how microbes adapt and diversify.
Alison Auld  –  Medicine, Pharmacy, Health Professions
Monday, January 25, 2021
Dal's David Gardner and other researchers are undertaking a new study they hope will help people become less reliant on sleeping pills and learn new, effective and safer ways to get a good night’s sleep.
Marika Warren  –  Medicine, Research, Community & Culture
Friday, January 22, 2021
Deemed consent organ donation means that everyone is assumed to be an organ donor unless they opt out, but assuming consent raises some ethical issues, writes Dalhousie's Marika Warren.
Allysha Porter  –  News, Community & Culture
Friday, January 22, 2021
In the decades since his tragic assassination, U.S. civil right's pioneer Martin Luther King Jr.'s perspectives and wisdom have continued to inspire many, including participants in a panel event hosted Monday by the Black Student Advising Centre.
President Deep Saini  –  News, Senior Administration
Friday, January 22, 2021
In this week’s column, Dr. Saini discusses making health and wellness a priority as most of the Dal community continues to work and learn virtually.
Darcy Gillespie  –  News, Community & Culture
Friday, January 22, 2021
We ask MA History student Emily Fenton about the history and origin of sea shanties and her thoughts on their sudden, surprising revival as a Tik Tok-driven viral phenomenon.
Stefanie Wilson  –  Philosophy, Arts and Social Sciences
Thursday, January 21, 2021
At the launch of her new book, Hip-Hop as Philosophical Text and Testimony: Can I Get a Witness?, Dal's Simon and Riva Spatz Visiting Chair of Jewish Studies will share the spotlight with local hip-hop artists — highlighting their stories and raising awareness about the community that supports them.
Matt Reeder  –  Community & Culture
Thursday, January 21, 2021
This week, we launch Pets of Dalhousie — a new, semi-regular web series where members of the Dal community can give those animal friends snoozing at their feet or keeping their lap warm during meetings a bit of the limelight they deserve.
Stephen Abbott  –  News, Community & Culture
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
With U.S. President-Elect Joe Biden's inauguration imminent, a Dal-hosted panel Tuesday night explored how his predecessor's brand of politics fits into U.S. history and the continued threat of far-right extremism in the country.
Andrew Riley  –  Student Life, News, Graduate Studies
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
The Faculty of Graduate Studies has launched a new professional development program built to meet the needs of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.