Dal’s Lisa Barrett leads study on severe COVID‑19 outcomes and vaccine effectiveness in long‑term care

Dal’s Lisa Barrett leads study on severe COVID‑19 outcomes and vaccine effectiveness in long‑term care

The Government of Canada, through its COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF), is supporting a new $1.9-million study in the Maritimes aimed at determining which health factors cause long-term care residents to experience severe COVID-19 outcomes, including death.  Read more.

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Jason Bremner (with files from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research)
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Ottawa announced an investment of $3.34 million in research to understand the health impacts of extended periods of inactivity and the effectiveness of preventative measures to mitigate the impact of inactivity on our health.
Monday, February 22, 2021
We’ve gotten through the COVID-19 pandemic thus far by looking out for one another. Now, with hope on the horizon, we have to keep doing what we’ve been doing well to keep each other safe.
Maddie Lean
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Thanks to leadership from Naiomi Metallic, the Chancellor’s Chair in Aboriginal Law and Policy, law students at Dal now have the opportunity to add an Aboriginal and Indigenous law specialization as part of their degree — part of a larger project of Indigenizing the law school.

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President Deep Saini
Friday, March 5, 2021
In this week's column, Dr. Saini discusses some of the little things on campus we took for granted prior to the pandemic — and how experiencing them now, even briefly, reminds us of why they’re special.
Matt Reeder
Friday, March 5, 2021
As with its African Centre of Excellence in Rwanda, the new centre — located in Uruguay — will provide the necessary knowledge and support to security sector personnel, policy makers, and communities in the region to implement tangible solutions to better protect children.
Madeline Lean
Thursday, March 4, 2021
Elizabeth Matheson and Anthony Buckland took home top prize at the 20th annual McKelvey Cup Moot, the Atlantic region's most competitive moot. With this victory, achieved in virtual format online, the team has won the competition four of the last six years.
Stefanie Wilson
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Iain Rankin was sworn in as Nova Scotia’s new premier last week, setting into motion what is a rarely experienced chance at trial leadership without a general election. Dr. Pruysers explains the process and helps us understand the importance of some of Rankin’s early decisions.
Jason Bremner
Monday, March 1, 2021
When the first doses of COVID-19 vaccine arrived in the province in December, Nova Scotians got an optimistic glimpse of life after the virus — with vaccination efforts made possible in part through the support of the Dal research community.