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July 2021

Stephen Abbott  –  Earth Sciences, Biology, Science, News
Friday, July 23, 2021
Jennifer Frail-Gauthier was combing through rocks on a beach with her students last week 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.
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.
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.
Alison Auld  –  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.
Alison Auld  –  Research, Oceans
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Researchers from Dalhousie were part of a team that has sequenced the genome of the American lobster, providing industry and science with a valuable ‘reference manual’ for the species that can help boost sustainability.
Matt Reeder  –  Research, News, Community & Culture
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Breaking Barriers identifies gaps in curricula at Dal and creates opportunities to increase exposure to the scholarship of researchers from underrepresented groups.
Michele Charlton  –  Computer Science, Research, Law, Medicine, Women In Research
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Learn more about Dalhousie’s newest University Research Professors and the significant contributions to research and scholarship they have made throughout their careers.
Andrew Riley  –  Research, News, Graduate Studies
Friday, July 16, 2021
Four Dalhousie students were among this year’s winners of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, selected based on the potential impact of their research, academic excellence and leadership abilities.
Michele Charlton  –  Research, News, Oceans
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Feared by most and loved by some, sharks play a critical role in our ecosystem and are an important economic resource to many communities and countries. Fred Whoriskey of the Ocean Tracking Network helps us demystify these ocean dwellers.
Jantina de Vries and Françoise Baylis  –  Medicine, Research
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Scientists have been eager to edit genomes to eliminate certain diseases. A new series of WHO reports outlines ethical approaches to research and treatment, write Dal researcher Françoise Baylis and co-author Jantina de Vries.