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Jacqueline Gahagan  –  Research, Health Professions, Women In Research, Community & Culture
Friday, July 30, 2021
Sex is not gender but research continues to treat these as the same concept, with potentially damaging consequences for health studies, health policies and health programs, writes Dal's Jacqueline Gahagan.
Luke Smith and Matt Reeder  –  News, Community & Culture
Thursday, July 29, 2021
The African Nova Scotian flag will be raised on Dalhousie campus this weekend for the first time in honour of Emancipation Day, a national day of recognition that marks the historic abolition of slavery in the British Empire on August 1, 1834. Learn more about the significance of the flag’s symbols and colours.
Matt Reeder  –  News, Community & Culture
Thursday, July 29, 2021
Finally designated federally, Emancipation Day marks the passing of the Slavery Abolition Act and provides an opportunity to acknowledge the history of slavery in Canada. We spoke with The Honourable Wanda Thomas Bernard about what it means to honour Emancipation Day.
Alison Auld  –  Research, Arts and Social Sciences, Political Science
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Some candidates in the Nova Scotia provincial election have had to contend with questions about behaviour from both their recent and distant past. We spoke with Dal political scientist Scott Pruysers about candidates’ histories becoming part of the electoral narrative.
Michael Murphy  –  Research, Health Professions, Women In Research, Graduate Studies
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
PhD candidate Perri Tutelman won an inaugural Research Impact Canada award, which acknowledges research projects that follow engaged scholarship principles that lead to increased awareness of audiences beyond academia or changes in stakeholder actions, practices, guidelines, or policies.
Nicole Maunsell  –  Commerce, Student Life, Management
Monday, July 26, 2021
James Whytock entered Dalhousie's Commerce program excited about the prospect of graduating with a full year's worth of work experience, expanding his network and meeting new people. He's had the chance to do that and more.
President Deep Saini  –  News, Senior Administration
Friday, July 23, 2021
In this week’s column Dr. Saini discusses launching a comprehensive campaign during the lifespan of Dalhousie’s new strategic plan, and how this will serve as an opportunity for priority setting, collaboration, and accelerating the university’s momentum.
Stephen Abbott  –  Earth Sciences, Biology, Science, News
Friday, July 23, 2021
Jennifer Frail-Gauthier was combing through rocks on a beach with her students when she found a rare fossil of a tetrapod skull dating back around 350 million years, a discovery that could help provide evidence for a key evolutionary link.
Written with staff contributions from the Ocean Tracking Network, the University of New Brunswick and Transport Canada  –  Research, Oceans
Thursday, July 22, 2021
The Ocean Tracking Network and Dalhousie have partnered with the University of New Brunswick and Transport Canada on establishing a $3.6-million project to conduct monitoring of North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence using ocean-going marine autonomous vehicles called underwater gliders.
Terra Manca and Karina A Top  –  Medicine, Research
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Exclusion from clinical trials, lack of data and inconsistent information made it difficult for pregnant and breastfeeding people to make decisions about COVID-19 vaccines early in the rollout.