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On Giving Tuesday, Nova Scotia universities encourage support for student‑led food security programs
Monday, November 30, 2020
In an unprecedented move, nine Nova Scotia universities, in partnership with their student unions, are combining their efforts to improve food security for students on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1.
Media Opportunity: New model shows small vessels can cause lethal injuries in North Atlantic right whales, while large ships can kill even at slow speeds: Dalhousie research
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
It has long been known that ship strikes involving large vessels pose one of the greatest threats to North Atlantic right whales, whose slow movements and tendency to stay close to the water’s surface make them vulnerable to such deadly collisions.
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Dalhousie University congratulates fourth-year engineering student Sierra Sparks on being named a 2021 Rhodes Scholar.
Media Opportunity: Dalhousie chemist solves enduring question over stability of graphite vs. diamond with answer that will require modifications to school chemistry textbooks
Monday, November 23, 2020
For decades, scientists have studied and debated which of the two most important forms of elemental carbon -- diamond or graphite -- was more stable.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
When Ajay Parasram, assistant professor in Dalhousie’s departments of International Development Studies and History, began his career teaching at Dal in 2016, he noticed that students identifying as Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (QTBIPOC), in his classes weren’t afforded the same opportunities as their white counterparts to make mistakes as they learn.
Media Opportunity: Survey to assess the unintended consequences and stresses of COVID‑19 restrictions on families with babies in Canadian Neonatal Intensive Care Units
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
When widespread restrictions were put in place across the country to stem the spread of COVID-19, they carried with them unintended consequences for a particularly vulnerable group of people.
Media Release: Danger in the deeps: SARS‑CoV‑2 spread through wastewater could have devastating consequences for whales, seals and other endangered marine mammals
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Certain species of whales, seals and other endangered marine mammals are predicted to be highly susceptible to infection from COVID-19, according to Dalhousie University scientists who say the virus could be spread to the animals through improperly treated human sewage and wastewater.
Media Opportunity: New app makes COVID‑19 pre‑screening for students in Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Health easier and more accessible
Monday, November 9, 2020
A new app has been created to help streamline COVID-19 pre-screening for students in Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Health, who are among the few currently having in-person classes at the university. Using the app before each gathering is helping to ensure the safety of learners, faculty and clinical staff.
Friday, November 6, 2020
As the global threat of COVID-19 remains ever present, Canadian researchers are working tirelessly to better understand and combat the virus. Whether developing a vaccine, learning about how COVID-19 affects the body or studying how the pandemic has influenced every aspect of our lives, Canada’s researchers rely on cutting-edge research infrastructure to do their work.