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December 2021

Matt Reeder  –  News
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
These 25 stories provide a window into a year filled with discoveries, emerging strengths, community spirit and the resolve to tackle challenges and thrive in the process.
Staff  –  Community & Culture
Monday, December 20, 2021
Festive felines, dashing dogs, and a cheerful rabbit — we've seen some special holiday sights over the past week. Now, it's time to vote for Best-Dressed Pet!
Alison Auld  –  Research, Psychology, Science
Friday, December 17, 2021
Most dogs have a handle on basic commands like ‘sit’ or ‘stay,’ but new Dalhousie research shows canines can respond to an astonishing 89 words and phrases on average, with some responding to many more.
Jocelyn Adams (with files from Matt Reeder)  –  Biology, News, Science
Friday, December 17, 2021
A son's more-than-meets-the-eye painting of his late father pays tribute to a world-renowned conservationist whose international influence was matched only by his generosity as a mentor.
Mandy King  –  Engineering, Community & Culture
Friday, December 17, 2021
Gianfranco Mazzanti's Brewing Science course offers students interested in process engineering a compelling real-world application to test their knowledge.
Lauren Phillips  –  Student Life, Health Professions, News
Thursday, December 16, 2021
Michael Ungar, a family therapist and professor in the School of Social Work at Dalhousie, shares tips on comfortable and constructive ways to talk about vaccine status this holiday season.
Matt Reeder  –  Research, Women In Research, News
Thursday, December 16, 2021
The Black Studies Research Institute, approved in November by the university’s Senate and Board of Governors, will serve as a centre of excellence supporting the work of established and emerging Black scholars at the university and beyond.
The Ryman Foundation, with files from Jason Bremner  –  Medicine, Research, Community & Culture
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Dr. Kenneth Rockwood is the seventh winner of the international health prize, which recognizes the best work carried out anywhere in the world that has enhanced quality of life for older people.
Ariel Mackenzie  –  Health Professions, News
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Sara Kirk, a professor in the School of Health and Human Performance at Dal and scientific director of the Healthy Populations Institute, shares insights on how to build and maintain healthy habits during this festive yet stressful time and carry those into the year ahead.
Robert Huish and Simon C Darnell  –  News
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
As long as athletes stand witness to the Olympic flame in Beijing and compete in the games, complacency will overshadow any message of condemnation, write Robert Huish and Simon C Darnell.