Dal News https://www.dal.ca/news.html Dal News Tue, 05 Nov 2019 02:12:34 GMT 2019-11-05T02:12:34Z Dr. Noni MacDonald to be invested into Order of Nova Scotia https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/11/04/dr--noni-macdonald-to-be-invested-into-order-of-nova-scotia.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dr. Noni MacDonald, a professor in the Department of Pediatrics, will be invested into the Order of Nova Scotia on November 26 at Province House in Halifax. Medicine News Mon, 04 Nov 2019 14:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/11/04/dr--noni-macdonald-to-be-invested-into-order-of-nova-scotia.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Jason Bremner, with files from Communications Nova Scotia 2019-11-04T14:30:00Z Achieving excellence: Celebrating Dal's award‑winning researchers https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/11/04/achieving-excellence--celebrating-dal-s-award-winning-researcher.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Get to know more about some of the outstanding research happening at Dal with profiles rolling out on Dal's social media accounts and research website this week. Research Mon, 04 Nov 2019 13:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/11/04/achieving-excellence--celebrating-dal-s-award-winning-researcher.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Michele Charlton 2019-11-04T13:30:00Z MUSCLE MLK Athletes of the Week (week ending Nov. 3) https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/11/04/muscle-mlk-athletes-of-the-week--week-ending-nov--3-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Julie Moore (Volleyball), Chelsea Slawter-Wright (Basketball) and Keevan Veinot (Basketball) are this week's MUSCLE MLK Athletes of the Week Sports Mon, 04 Nov 2019 04:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/11/04/muscle-mlk-athletes-of-the-week--week-ending-nov--3-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dalhousie Sports Information 2019-11-04T04:00:00Z Tigers Weekend Recap (Oct. 30 ‑ Nov. 3) https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/11/04/tigers-weekend-recap--nov--1-3-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Women's swimming team captures 1st place at Jack Scholz Invitational Sports Mon, 04 Nov 2019 04:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/11/04/tigers-weekend-recap--nov--1-3-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dahousie Sports Information 2019-11-04T04:00:00Z Sciographies Q&A: Christine Chambers, Clinical Psychologist https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/11/01/sciographies-q-a--christine-chambers--clinical-psychologist.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Clinical psychologist Christine Chambers discusses her path to becoming a psychologist, different types of pain, and her deep commitment to science communication and knowledge mobilization. Research Science Fri, 01 Nov 2019 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/11/01/sciographies-q-a--christine-chambers--clinical-psychologist.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Niecole Killawee 2019-11-01T11:30:00Z More than just a job: Work experience program primes international students for career development https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/11/01/more-than-just-a-job--work-experience-program-primes-internation.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews International students at Dal will soon have another avenue for honing their career-building skills and gaining valuable work experience through a new pilot program launching early next year. Student Life Community & Culture International Fri, 01 Nov 2019 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/11/01/more-than-just-a-job--work-experience-program-primes-internation.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Matt Reeder 2019-11-01T11:30:00Z Celebrating 40 years of fitness https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/11/01/dalplex-40th-anniversary.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews This upcoming Tuesday, November 5, marks the 40th anniversary of the official opening of Dalplex. Take a look back at the Dalplex's 40-year legacy as one of Halifax's go-to community recreation facilities. Sports Thu, 31 Oct 2019 16:15:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/11/01/dalplex-40th-anniversary.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dalhousie Sports Information 2019-10-31T16:15:00Z Are you an OpenThinker? Dalhousie looks to spotlight PhD researchers https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/10/31/are-you-an-openthinker--dalhousie-looks-to-spotlight-phd-researc.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews The Faculty of Graduate Studies is on the hunt for 10 PhD students from across the university to make up the first cohort of Dalhousie’s OpenThink Initiative, an effort focused on connecting research with the broader public. Graduate Studies Student Life Research Thu, 31 Oct 2019 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/10/31/are-you-an-openthinker--dalhousie-looks-to-spotlight-phd-researc.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Andrew Riley 2019-10-31T11:30:00Z Halloween and horror movies: The science behind being afraid https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/10/31/halloween-and-horror-movies--the-science-behind-being-afraid.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews While one might think that a liking for horror movies is simply about preference, there is in fact a lot of science behind it, explains Dal professor Simon Sherry. Community & Culture Thu, 31 Oct 2019 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/10/31/halloween-and-horror-movies--the-science-behind-being-afraid.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Ernest Ng 2019-10-31T11:30:00Z Library of the living dead https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/10/31/library-of-the-living-dead.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Developed by data librarian Julie Marcoux, Zombool is a video game that trains students and others to wield an unlikely weapon in a zombie apocalypse: online search skills. Student Life Libraries Thu, 31 Oct 2019 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/10/31/library-of-the-living-dead.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Marlo MacKay 2019-10-31T11:30:00Z AUS Men's Soccer Awards https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/10/31/aus-men-s-soccer-awards.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Gracious Kasheke, Ben Grondin, Freddy Bekkers, Enrico Rodriguez and Pat Nearing all earned AUS awards this season. Sports Wed, 30 Oct 2019 18:32:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/10/31/aus-men-s-soccer-awards.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dalhousie Sports Information 2019-10-30T18:32:00Z AUS Women's Soccer Awards https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/10/31/aus-women-s-soccer-awards.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Sydney Kenney, Rachelle Lalande, Maya Venkataraman and Olivia MacIntyre have all been recognized with AUS awards. Sports Wed, 30 Oct 2019 18:25:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/10/31/aus-women-s-soccer-awards.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dalhousie Sports Information 2019-10-30T18:25:00Z How digitizing the ocean is helping us better understand climate change https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/10/30/how-digitizing-the-ocean-is-helping-us-better-understand-climate.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Scientists who study the ocean have access to more sophisticated data than ever before yet are at risk of squandering it if they fail to explore and harness that information for good, said one of Dal's top ocean research leaders at an international conference this month. Research Oceans Wed, 30 Oct 2019 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/10/30/how-digitizing-the-ocean-is-helping-us-better-understand-climate.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Obinna Esomchukwu 2019-10-30T11:30:00Z Mi’kmaq law student returns to her roots https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/10/30/mi-kmaq-law-student-returns-to-her-roots.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Entering Dalhousie as a first-year law student this fall has allowed Sabre Lee to pursue her passion for law while further deepening ties to her ancestral homeland in Mi’kma’ki — a connection that has helped pave the way for her personal success. Student Life Wed, 30 Oct 2019 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/10/30/mi-kmaq-law-student-returns-to-her-roots.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Matt Reeder 2019-10-30T11:30:00Z Wild horses or pests? https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/10/29/wild-horses-or-pests-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Horses roam free around the world. In the Alberta foothills, their management has become contentious, writes SRES prof Tony Walker. Research Management Resource and Environmental Studies Tue, 29 Oct 2019 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/10/29/wild-horses-or-pests-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Tony Walker 2019-10-29T11:30:00Z Confusion at the fish counter: How to eat fish responsibly https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/10/28/confusion-at-the-fish-counter--how-to-eat-fish-responsibly.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Consumers are increasingly concerned about the sustainability of their fish, writes PhD candidate Jenny Weitzman. Here's her advice on how to navigate the sometimes murky waters of responsible fish consumption. Research Science Graduate Studies Marine Affairs Mon, 28 Oct 2019 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/10/28/confusion-at-the-fish-counter--how-to-eat-fish-responsibly.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Jenny Weitzman 2019-10-28T11:30:00Z Tigers Weekend Recap (Oct. 25‑27) https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/10/28/tigers-weekend-recap--oct--25-27-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Tigers sweep banners at AUS cross country championships. Sports Mon, 28 Oct 2019 03:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/10/28/tigers-weekend-recap--oct--25-27-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dalhousie Sports Information 2019-10-28T03:00:00Z MUSCLE MLK Athletes of the Week (week ending Oct. 27) https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/10/28/muscle-mlk-athletes-of-the-week--week-ending-oct--27-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Cross country athletes Jonathan Goodridge and Catherine Thompson are this week's Dalhousie MUSCLE MLK Athletes of the Week. Sports Mon, 28 Oct 2019 03:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/10/28/muscle-mlk-athletes-of-the-week--week-ending-oct--27-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dalhousie Sports Information 2019-10-28T03:00:00Z Sciographies Q&A: Lars Osberg, Economist https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/10/25/sciographies-q-a--lars-osberg--economist.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Economist Lars Osberg discusses economic inequality, insecurity, and well-being — topics that have dominated his distinguished research career, including in his latest award-winning book, "The Age of Increasing Inequality: The Astonishing Rise of Canada’s 1%" Research Economics Science Fri, 25 Oct 2019 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/10/25/sciographies-q-a--lars-osberg--economist.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Niecole Killawee 2019-10-25T11:30:00Z Hitting the right note: Musician finds groove in Community Design program https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/10/25/hitting-the-right-notes--musician-finds-her-groove-in-community-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews As she adapts to life as a first-year student at Dalhousie, rising star Zamani Millar is doing so on the heels of her most successful year yet as a vocalist and musician. Student Life Architecture and Planning Fri, 25 Oct 2019 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/10/25/hitting-the-right-notes--musician-finds-her-groove-in-community-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Matt Reeder 2019-10-25T11:30:00Z Taking stock of the Cuban Revolution, 60 years later https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/10/25/taking-stock-of-the-cuban-revolution-60-years-later.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Some of the world's most renowned Cuba experts gather at Dalhousie next week to explore the Cuban Revolution and its continued impacts on the island country and the world today. Community & Culture Arts and Social Sciences Fri, 25 Oct 2019 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/10/25/taking-stock-of-the-cuban-revolution-60-years-later.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Matt Reeder 2019-10-25T11:30:00Z Cross Country AUS Preview https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/10/25/aus-cross-country-preview.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dalhousie's cross country team competes in the AUS championship this weekend. Sports Fri, 25 Oct 2019 03:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/10/25/aus-cross-country-preview.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dalhousie Sports Information 2019-10-25T03:00:00Z Going places: Dal Open House marks beginning of journey for many https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/10/24/going-places--dal-open-house-marks-beginning-of-journey-for-many.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dal's Halifax campuses were a flurry of activity this past Saturday as more than 2,600 prospective students and guests came to get a glimpse of student life at Open House 2019. Registrar News Thu, 24 Oct 2019 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/10/24/going-places--dal-open-house-marks-beginning-of-journey-for-many.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Ernest Ng 2019-10-24T11:30:00Z Justin Trudeau’s job just got a lot more complicated https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/10/23/justin-trudeau-s-job-just-got-a-lot-more-complicated.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews The urgent issues facing Canada during the election are not less urgent now that the election is over, writes assisant professor Ajay Parasram. The prime minister is going to have to reinvent himself and commit to some important compromises. Sociology and Social Anthropology Research Arts and Social Sciences Wed, 23 Oct 2019 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/10/23/justin-trudeau-s-job-just-got-a-lot-more-complicated.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Ajay Parasram 2019-10-23T11:30:00Z We need to understand the culture of whales so we can save them https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/10/22/we-need-to-understand-the-culture-of-whales-so-we-can-save-them.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Do animals have their own culture? PhD student Felicia Vachon, who is studying the culture of whales, argues that they do. She says understanding that may be one way to save them. Science Graduate Studies Biology Registrar Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/10/22/we-need-to-understand-the-culture-of-whales-so-we-can-save-them.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Felicia Vachon 2019-10-22T11:30:00Z