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Depression has deepened in older Canadians as the COVID‑19 pandemic drags on, study shows

Depression has deepened in older Canadians as the COVID‑19 pandemic drags on, study shows

The mental health of older Canadians has suffered significantly over the course of the pandemic, with depressive symptoms actually persisting and worsening over time particularly for those experiencing loneliness, according to a new study by a team of Canadian researchers including Dalhousie’s Dr. Susan Kirkland.  Read more.

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Andrew Riley
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Dalhousie professors Rudolf Uher and Boris Worm were announced last week as two of the world’s most cited researchers as defined by data science company Clarivate in their Highly Cited Researchers 2021 list.
Andrew Riley
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Lisa Glithero, a postdoctoral fellow in Dal's Department of Biology, received the 2021 Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation—Postdoctoral during the organization’s ceremony at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa Tuesday night.
Alison Auld
Thursday, October 7, 2021
This October, as part of our coverage of Women's History Month in Canada, we ask a few of Dalhousie's many amazing researchers to reflect on their experiences as women working across a range of different fields.

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Alison Auld
Thursday, December 2, 2021
The mental health of older Canadians has suffered significantly over the course of the pandemic, with depressive symptoms actually persisting and worsening over time particularly for those experiencing loneliness, according to a new study by a team of Canadian researchers including Dalhousie’s Dr. Susan Kirkland.
Kenneth Conrad
Friday, November 26, 2021
OpenThink builds the next generation of experts by equipping PhD students with the skills and stage to share their ideas, inform on issues and influence public policy. Applications for the next cohort accepted until Friday, December 17.
Andrew Riley
Friday, November 26, 2021
Dal researchers were named winners in three major categories at the 2021 Discovery Awards, Atlantic Canada's most prestigious science recognition event, while Dr. Noni MacDonald was celebrated as this year's inductee to the Discovery Centre’s Science Hall of Fame.
Stephanie Rogers
Friday, November 26, 2021
In the next episode of Open Dialogue Live, hear from Dalhousie alumni and researchers on the importance of a sustainable and healthy food production system, the complexity of our food and agricultural industry and the socioeconomic considerations that contribute to food insecurity and inequity.
Melanie Starr
Thursday, November 25, 2021
Women and children are being left out in the cold when it comes to housing from domestic violence, according to new Dal-led study released today (November 25) to coincide with International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.