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COVID‑19 researcher profile: Dr. Jeanna Parsons Leigh

COVID‑19 researcher profile: Dr. Jeanna Parsons Leigh

In a pandemic, information matters more than ever — but in the age of social media, misinformation travels just as quickly. Learn how Dr. Jenna Parsons Leigh and her team are helping understand how people are learning about COVID-19 and the effect on perceptions and behaviours.  Read more.

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Elizabeth Thompson
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Thanks to support from the Jarislowsky foundation and the Dal-led Ocean Frontier Institute, scientist Derek Tittensor in Dal's Department of Biology is leading the global charge to develop sustainable solutions for marine ecosystems.
Staff
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Read some of the latest editorials and essays from Dal researchers on the impacts and implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Curtis Martin
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Authors of a new scientific paper, including Dal’s Boris Worm and Heike Lotze, say immediate action could reverse much of the damage done to marine life within 30 years while preserving vital ocean services — but only with sustained effort and financial support.

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Curtis Martin
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Authors of a new scientific paper, including Dal’s Boris Worm and Heike Lotze, say immediate action could reverse much of the damage done to marine life within 30 years while preserving vital ocean services — but only with sustained effort and financial support.
Melanie Starr with Michele Charlton
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
With COVID-19 overwhelming emergency rooms, hospitals and ICU wards around the world, Medicine prof David Kelvin is developing a device to help emergency room doctors quickly predict the severity of the illness.
Terry Murray-Arnold
Monday, March 30, 2020
A collaboration between actor/filmmaker Ellen Page and Dal faculty member Ingrid Waldron, "There's Something in the Water" — a sobering but inspiring look at resistance to environmental racism in Nova Scotia — is now available to stream on Netflix following a successful film festival run in the fall.
Ken Conrad
Monday, March 30, 2020
Earlier this month, Interdisciplinary PhD student Mehrnaz Ashrafi became the first ever Dalhousie PhD student to defend their thesis remotely after her defence was moved online due to COVID-19. Learn what advice she has for other students who will be doing the same in the coming weeks.
Emma Geldart
Thursday, March 12, 2020
PhD student Sopie Watts is spending a semester in Auckland, New Zealand developing and testing gene-editing tools to help improve and transform apple crops.