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February 2021

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.
Sarah Sawler  –  Alumni, Earth Sciences, Science, Community & Culture
Friday, February 19, 2021
Environmental educator Lilly Briggs (BA’05) explains how giving children opportunities to enjoy nature inspires them to protect it.
Cheryl Bell  –  Research, Dentistry
Friday, February 19, 2021
Symptoms of Lyme disease may mimic dental pain and could prompt patients to visit their dentists looking for answers, a phenomenon Isabel Mello, an assistant professor in the Faculty of Dentistry, examined in a recent paper.
Stephen Abbott  –  Medicine, News, Engineering
Friday, February 19, 2021
Jonathon Betteridge, who graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering in May 2020, worked with fellow students last year to build the simulator, now in use at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax.