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February 2021

Sarah Sawler  –  Community & Culture
Friday, February 26, 2021
Monique Thomas, community outreach and transition-to-university coordinator with Dal's Black Student Advising Centre, discusses the importance of Black representation, role models and community.
President Deep Saini  –  News, Senior Administration
Friday, February 26, 2021
In this week's column, Dr. Saini discusses the importance of kindness and compassion — for ourselves and others — in this prolonged virtual work environment.
Ryan McNutt  –  News, Community & Culture
Friday, February 26, 2021
Wes Hall and Dahabo Ahmed-Omer of The BlackNorth Initiative delivered Dal's annual Shaar Shalom Lecture this week, offering profound perspectives on the history and modern impact of anti-Black racism in Canada as African Heritage Month draws to a close.
Matt Reeder  –  Alumni, Arts and Social Sciences
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Benjamin Syme Van Ameringen (BA'09) was first introduced to humanitarian-assistance work through an internship while a student at Dalhousie. Now, more than a decade later, he's helping the world's largest humanitarian organization tackle food insecurity around the globe.
Jason Bremner (with files from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research)  –  Research, Medicine, Women In Research, News
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Ottawa announced an investment of $3.34 million in research to understand the health impacts of extended periods of inactivity and the effectiveness of preventative measures to mitigate the impact of inactivity on our health.
Anya M. Waite, Brad deYoung, Chris Milley and Ian G. Stewart  –  Research, Women In Research, Oceans
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Economic recovery and carbon neutrality are linked. Both depend on the ocean's ability to continue to regulate climate, write Dalhousie's Anya M. Waite and Chris Milley, Memorial University of Newfoundland's Brad deYoung and University of King's College's Ian G. Stewart.
Cheryl Bell  –  Student Life, Dentistry, Community & Culture
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
The pandemic presented some challenges for Promoting Leadership in health for African Nova Scotians (PLANS) to offer its regular camps for teens, but an unexpected grant provided the perfect opportunity to connect with African Nova Scotian high school students interested in careers in the health professions.
Staff  –  News, Community & Culture
Monday, February 22, 2021
We’ve gotten through the COVID-19 pandemic thus far by looking out for one another. Now, with hope on the horizon, we have to keep doing what we’ve been doing well to keep each other safe.
Stephanie Brown  –  Health Professions, Graduate Studies, Community & Culture
Friday, February 19, 2021
Joy Chiekwe, an MSc Kinesiology student and clinical exercise physiologist, assembled the Black Wellness Cooperative along with fellow health professionals in Nova Scotia to meet a need for more fitness-focused events in the Black community.
Sarah Sawler  –  Alumni, Community & Culture
Friday, February 19, 2021
Dal alum Jason Wilson (BA'17, BSW'20) explains the importance of setting Black youth up for success by addressing institutional inequalities within the education system and making mental health services more accessible.