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Health Professions, Nursing–
Thursday, August 17, 2023
Dr. Jean Hughes, a professor in the School of Nursing, senior researcher with the Healthy Populations Institute, and research scientist at the IWK Health Centre, celebrates five decades of service in the Faculty of Health this year.
Tuesday, August 15, 2023
ShanghaiRanking Consultancy’s annual assessment of the world’s top universities places Dal in the top 400 globally and the top 17 nationally.
Monday, August 14, 2023
New approaches are needed to address the scope of abuse young people can experience when online.
Friday, August 11, 2023
Arad Gharagozli’s Galaxia Mission Systems will use the new investment from the Canadian government to build and launch two nanosatellites into orbit.
Research, Health Professions, Community & Culture–
Friday, August 11, 2023
Involving youth in promoting health in schools can catalyze students’ ability to bring about positive change. On International Youth Day and year round, more adults could lift up youth voices, write Sara Kirk and Julia Kontak.
News, Science, Marine Biology–
Thursday, August 10, 2023
A young great white shark found on a Nova Scotia beach this summer gave students an exceptionally rare opportunity to see up close one of the ocean's most endangered and mythic creatures, while helping in the search for clues as to what led to its death.
Curing lights and transatlantic flights: Ukrainian student intern makes the most of her Dal experience
Student Life, Research, Dentistry–
Wednesday, August 9, 2023
With the support of Mitacs Globalink and Research Nova Scotia’s Ukrainian Emergency Research Support Program, Bohdana Bila has been able to gain hands-on experience that she's excited to apply back in her home country.
Medicine, News, Community & Culture–
Tuesday, August 8, 2023
The Province of Nova Scotia, in partnership with the Faculty of Medicine, has announced the development and funding of a Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) program at Dal that is poised to help alleviate some of the burden faced by physicians and provide a pathway to meet the health-care needs of Nova Scotians.
Synthetic human embryos could allow for research beyond the 14‑day limit, but this raises ethical questions
Research, Community & Culture–
Friday, August 4, 2023
In June, the possibility of synthetic embryos was announced at a conference. This allows some research to extend beyond the 14-day rule, which restricts experimentation on embryos beyond this period. Dal researchers Drs. Françoise Baylis and Jocelyn Downie write about the ethical considerations at-hand.
Endangered and entangled: Dal researchers' experience highlights the importance of protecting rare right whales
Thursday, August 3, 2023
A team of Dal researchers setting out to tag and track endangered right whales recently discovered one of the creatures entangled in fishing gear — an experience which, for them, reinforces the importance of their work and keeping the rare species safe.