- June 25, 2024

Dal alumni and faculty share their books, television shows, films, webinars, and podcasts.


The Halifax Explosion: 6 December 1917, At 9:05 In the Morning
By Dr. Afua Cooper

Halifax poet laureate and Black Studies professor, Dr. Afua Cooper, delves into both the grief and the heroic actions of African Nova Scotians in the aftermath of the explosion.

Purchase a copy at the King's Bookstore


Frailty in Canada
By Dr. Kenneth Rockwood

Host Avis Favaro of the Canadian Health Information podcast speaks with Dr. Kenneth Rockwood of Dalhousie about the harms of frailty and what we can do to better protect older adults at risk.

Listen to the episode on SpotifyApple Podcasts or YouTube.


Saltwater Chronicles
By Lesley Choyce

The poet and creative writing professor has published his 100th book, which details the “everyday disasters and discoveries that shape a life.”

Purchase a copy at the King's Bookstore


Botanica Tirannica
By Dr. Jonathan Ferrier

Dr. Ferrier is participating in a new exhibition that explores the prejudicial history of plant naming at Koffler Arts in Toronto. Botanica Tirannica opened May 30 and runs until October 20, 2024. Dr. Ferrier is acting as Indigenous Botanical Content Lead and is working with Brazilian artist Giselle Beiguelman on a display of living plants in the Koffler Arts Gallery.

Learn more about the exhibit.

5. BOOK 

Under the Weather: Reimagining Mobility in the Climate Crisis
By Stephanie Sodero (MES’01)

Severe weather disrupts human mobility, including driving and flying, and our reliance on fossil-fueled modes of transportation alters the climate, in turn worsening weather. The book offers recommendations on how communities can shift their relationship with mobility in light of a changing climate.

Purchase a copy at the King's Bookstore

6. BOOK 

Dictionary of Fine Distinctions: Nuances, Niceties, and Subtle Shades of Meaning
By Eli Bernstein (BA’09) 

Ever wondered about the difference between a ‘maze’ and a ‘labyrinth?’ Described as “a neurotic’s treasury of commonly confused objects, ideas, and words,” Eli Bernstein’s light-hearted dictionary is illustrated by New Yorker cartoonist Liana Finck.

Purchase a copy at the King's Bookstore

This story appeared in the DAL Magazine Spring/Summer 2024 issue. Flip through the rest of the issue using the links below.


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