Recent media releases
Media Opportunity: Social media shines light on the impact of isolation during the pandemic and could help inform public health policy on emotional well‑being
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Researchers at Dalhousie University are using AI to analyze millions of tweets to identify trends that could help inform public health policy and guide potential early interventions to support people’s mental and emotional well-being.
Media Opportunity: Children choose pay equity at a young age and would incur a cost to make sure equal work receives equal pay: Dalhousie study
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
A Dalhousie University researcher has published a new paper that suggests a majority of children recognize the injustice of pay inequity at an early age and would incur a personal cost to ensure both boys and girls are paid equally.
Media Opportunity: Dalhousie University scientist tracking SARS‑CoV‑2 variants through genome sequencing ‑‑ a critical piece of the pandemic puzzle and key to detecting the virus’s transmission, evolution and spread
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Scientists around the world are closely monitoring the emergence of new variants of SARS-CoV-2 in a bid to better track and understand the impact of new mutations on the COVID-19 pandemic. This is being done through genome sequencing, a method that gives the precise genetic fingerprint of the virus that infected a person or animal.
Media Opportunity: Dalhousie University researcher finds a new, natural approach to fight sore throat bugs
Monday, February 1, 2021
Researchers at Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Agriculture have discovered the plant-based essential oil carvacrol can rapidly kill Streptococcus pyogenes, the bacteria that causes strep throat.
Media Opportunity: Dalhousie researchers examine insomnia in bid to address some of the highest rates of sleeping pill use in the country
Friday, January 22, 2021
Many of us know what it’s like to have the occasional sleepless night, but as we get older our sleep changes in ways that make sleep less satisfying overall. It can become more fragmented and we can end up spending less time sleeping and more time trying to get to sleep.
Dalhousie in the news
New MRI Simulator at IWK
February 23, 2021, 12:00 PM
Dalhousie Engineering students build MRI simulator to ease children's fears
In virtual classrooms, Canadian students keep getting deadnamed
December 2, 2020, 12:00 PM
Dalhousie gets a shoutout for its Gender Affirmation Policy
DalMed researcher pushes towards anti‑racism classes for man arrested during protest
July 20, 2020, 12:00 PM
Media highlight from the Saint John Telegraph Journal.
Dalhousie Experts Daily
Dalhousie University has experts available to speak on Canada-US relations, amendments to Bill C-7 and Nova Scotia’s new premier.
Dalhousie University has an expert available to speak on the Perserverance Rover’s landing on Mars.
Dalhousie University has an expert available to speak on Canada’s new gun legislation.
Dalhousie University has experts available to speak on vaccine hesitancy amongst Black and Indigenous communities, and using genomics for predicting and tracking new variants of SARS-CoV-2.
Dalhousie University has experts available to speak on international development and foreign aid.