Dal News - News https://www.dal.ca/news.html Dal News - News Fri, 24 Jul 2020 11:49:16 GMT 2020-07-24T11:49:16Z Pride and perseverance — from a distance https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/07/14/pride-and-perseverance---from-a-distance.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews With COVID-19 requiring Pride celebrations to take place remotely, Dalhousie hosted a virtual ceremony this week to raise the Pride flag and celebrate diversity and intersectionality within the university community. News Community & Culture Tue, 14 Jul 2020 13:45:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/07/14/pride-and-perseverance---from-a-distance.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Matt Reeder 2020-07-14T13:45:00Z Blazing a trail for others to follow: Atlantic First Nations Water Authority and Canada sign framework agreement https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/07/13/blazing-a-trail-for-others-to-follow--atlantic-first-nations-wat.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews A new agreement with the federal government is creating the first ever First Nations-led water authority in Canada — a key milestone focused on ensuring safe drinking water now and into the future. It's an achievement built on more than a decade of collaboration between Dal researchers and the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs. Research News Community & Culture Engineering Mon, 13 Jul 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/07/13/blazing-a-trail-for-others-to-follow--atlantic-first-nations-wat.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Michele Charlton 2020-07-13T11:30:00Z As some return to campus, safety comes first https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/07/07/as-some-return-to-campus--safety-comes-first.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Limited numbers of faculty and staff returning to campus in the coming weeks — for many of them, their first time back in their labs and workspaces since March. Learn some of what they’ll find in terms of new measures to ensure their continued safety. News Tue, 07 Jul 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/07/07/as-some-return-to-campus--safety-comes-first.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Matt Reeder 2020-07-07T11:30:00Z Nursing PhD Scholar Leah Carrier receives 2020 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/07/06/dal-health--nursing--phd-scholar-leah-carrier-receives-2020-pier.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews PhD (Nursing) student Leah Carrier has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation’s PeT doctoral scholarship, an award that recognizes research impact and community focus. Student Life Health Professions News Nursing Graduate Studies Mon, 06 Jul 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/07/06/dal-health--nursing--phd-scholar-leah-carrier-receives-2020-pier.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Terry Murray-Arnold 2020-07-06T11:30:00Z Soccer coach Nearing earns U SPORTS award https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/07/06/nearing-earns-u-sports-award-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Pat Nearing, who retired as the men's soccer coach after the 2019-20 season, has been named this year's winner of the Austin-Matthews Award for outstanding contributions to varsity sport in Canada. Sports News Wed, 01 Jul 2020 03:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/07/06/nearing-earns-u-sports-award-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dalhousie Sports Information 2020-07-01T03:00:00Z Dalhousie joins world‑leading computer science diversity initiative https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/06/30/dalhousie-joins-world-leading-computer-science-diversity-initiat.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews The Faculty of Computer Science will spend the next year collaborating with institutions from across the globe to further its equity, diversity and inclusion agenda, particularly focusing on women in technology, through the BRAID Affiliates program. Computer Science News Tue, 30 Jun 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/06/30/dalhousie-joins-world-leading-computer-science-diversity-initiat.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Rebecca Rawcliffe 2020-06-30T11:30:00Z Tracking progress: Highlights from Dal's annual year‑in‑review https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/06/29/tracking-dal-s-progress.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dalhousie President Deep Saini presented highlights from Dal's Annual Progress Report during a virtual year-in-review last week, providing a look back on the academic year that was and progress made on institutional priorities. News Mon, 29 Jun 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/06/29/tracking-dal-s-progress.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Matt Reeder 2020-06-29T11:30:00Z Recognizing National Indigenous History Month https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/06/19/recognizing-national-indigenous-history-month.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews A message from Vice-Provost Equity and Inclusion Theresa Rajack-Talley. News Fri, 19 Jun 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/06/19/recognizing-national-indigenous-history-month.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Theresa Rajack-Talley 2020-06-19T11:30:00Z Enhancing Dal's sustainability commitment https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/06/18/enhancing-dal-s-sustainability-commitment.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dalhousie is joining together with peer universities across Canada in confirming its commitment to further action around sustainable investment with a new national charter. News Thu, 18 Jun 2020 17:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/06/18/enhancing-dal-s-sustainability-commitment.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Ryan McNutt 2020-06-18T17:00:00Z Celebrating outstanding teachers: Meet Dal's 2020 university‑wide teaching award winners https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/06/17/celebrating-dal-s-outstanding-teachers--meet-dal-s-2020-universi.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Teachers make a huge difference in students' lives, each and every day. Meet the exceptional faculty and instructors being recognized this year with Dal's university-wide awards for teaching. Health and Human Performance Psychiatry Agriculture Health Professions English Arts and Social Sciences Science Chemistry Medicine Psychology News Wed, 17 Jun 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/06/17/celebrating-dal-s-outstanding-teachers--meet-dal-s-2020-universi.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Pamela Lovelace 2020-06-17T11:30:00Z 'It’s just heavy’: Dal‑hosted forum explores burdens of anti‑Black racism https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/06/12/--it-s-heavy---dal-hosted-forum-explores-burdens-of-anti-black-r.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dal and community voices shared perspectives on this historic moment in the crusade for justice against anti-Black racism in a virtual forum organized by Dalhousie’s Office of the Vice-Provost, Equity & Inclusion / Human Rights and Equity Services, the Dalhousie Student Union and the Black Faculty & Staff Caucus. News Community & Culture Fri, 12 Jun 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/06/12/--it-s-heavy---dal-hosted-forum-explores-burdens-of-anti-black-r.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Matt Reeder 2020-06-12T11:30:00Z Commitment and action on anti‑Black racism: Work moves forward on new academic and research programs https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/06/12/commitment-and-action-on-anti-black-racism--work-moves-forward-o.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews As people around the world join together in protest of anti-Black racism and police violence, Dalhousie’s commitment includes further action. News Fri, 12 Jun 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/06/12/commitment-and-action-on-anti-black-racism--work-moves-forward-o.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Ryan McNutt 2020-06-12T11:30:00Z "Heave Away!": Fountain School alumni unite for a musical tribute to the Class of 2020 https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/06/11/-heave-away----fountain-school-alumni-come-together-for-a-musica.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews To help recognize the university's newest graduates as they celebrate virtually this spring, Dalhousie brought together alumni of its Fountain School of Performing Arts for a collaborative video performance of the song "Heave Away," rewritten in the Dal spirit. Alumni Arts and Social Sciences Music News Thu, 11 Jun 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/06/11/-heave-away----fountain-school-alumni-come-together-for-a-musica.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Genevieve MacIntyre 2020-06-11T11:30:00Z Faculty of Agriculture researcher partners in the fight against COVID‑19 https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/06/09/faculty-of-agriculture-researcher-partners-in-the-fight-against-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews The Atlantic Poultry Research Centre on the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus has partnered with AffinityImmuno Inc, in Prince Edward Island, one of the first laboratories to manufacture antibodies against COVID-19. Research Agriculture News Tue, 09 Jun 2020 12:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/06/09/faculty-of-agriculture-researcher-partners-in-the-fight-against-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Stephanie Rogers 2020-06-09T12:30:00Z Chancellors in conversation: Insights from incoming and outgoing chancellors Scott Brison and Anne McLellan https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/06/03/chancellors-in-conversation--a-chat-with-incoming-and-outgoing-c.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews The Honourable Scott Brison and the Honourable A. Anne McLellan are former cabinet colleagues and longtime friends. As Brison officially takes over from McLellan as Dal chancellor this week, we spoke to the two of them together about how their time at Dal has shaped their lives, Dal’s role in the Atlantic region, and the ceremonial importance of the chancellor role — even in a pandemic. News Wed, 03 Jun 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/06/03/chancellors-in-conversation--a-chat-with-incoming-and-outgoing-c.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Ryan McNutt 2020-06-03T11:30:00Z Stand united against injustice: Statement from the President and the Vice‑Provost Equity and Inclusion in response to unjust racial tragedies https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/06/01/stand-united-against-injustice--statement-from-the-president-and.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews In light of recent events in Minneapolis, and around the world, we want our Black faculty, staff, student and families, far and near, to know you have our full and firm commitment against anti-Black racism and violence. News Mon, 01 Jun 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/06/01/stand-united-against-injustice--statement-from-the-president-and.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Deep Saini and Theresa Rajack-Talley 2020-06-01T11:30:00Z Recognizing 2019‑20’s major graduate student award winners https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/05/28/recognizing-2019-2020-s-major-graduate-student-award-winners.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Hear from the four winners of Dal's top awards for master's and PhD students: Kayla Joyce (Psychiatry), Beth Castle (Microbiology & Immunology), Brandi Estey-Burtt (English) and Britney Benoit (Nursing). Psychiatry Health Professions Microbiology and Immunology Research English Arts and Social Sciences Medicine News Nursing Thu, 28 May 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/05/28/recognizing-2019-2020-s-major-graduate-student-award-winners.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Ken Conrad 2020-05-28T11:30:00Z Researchers at Dalhousie to lead clinical trials of COVID‑19 vaccine https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/05/19/researchers-at-dalhousie-to-lead-human-trials-of-covid-19-vaccin.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews The first Canadian clinical trials for a potential COVID-19 vaccine will be led by researchers at Dalhousie University, with testing set to begin as early as the next few weeks. Research Medicine News Tue, 19 May 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/05/19/researchers-at-dalhousie-to-lead-human-trials-of-covid-19-vaccin.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Alison Auld 2020-05-19T11:30:00Z Ask an expert: Kenneth Rockwood on mitigating the impacts of COVID‑19 in senior care homes https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/05/15/ask-an-expert--ken-rockwood-on-mitigating-the-impacts-of-covid-1.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Across the world residential care and nursing homes have shown to be highly vulnerable to COVID-19. We asked Dr. Kenneth Rockwood why residential care and nursing homes are being so heavily hit by the virus and what can be done to mitigate risks and protect the residents of these facilities. News Fri, 15 May 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/05/15/ask-an-expert--ken-rockwood-on-mitigating-the-impacts-of-covid-1.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Obinna Esomchukwu 2020-05-15T11:30:00Z From Rhodes Scholar to future Stanford star: Dal alum Maike van Niekerk named Knight‑Hennessy Scholar https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/05/08/maike-van-niekerk-stanford.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Alum Maike van Niekerk, who became Dal’s 90th Rhodes Scholar just a few years ago, is about to embark on her next academic adventure as a student of medicine. She’ll do so with another prestigious global award in hand — the Knight-Hennessy Scholarship from Stanford University in California. Alumni News Fri, 08 May 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/05/08/maike-van-niekerk-stanford.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Matt Reeder 2020-05-08T11:30:00Z New CDL Recovery program assists with COVID‑19 effort https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/05/07/new-cdl-recovery-program-assists-with-covid-19-effort.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews The Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) is turning its focus on technological innovation towards the current pandemic with a new program focused on public health and economic recovery. Management News Community & Culture Thu, 07 May 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/05/07/new-cdl-recovery-program-assists-with-covid-19-effort.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Michele Charlton 2020-05-07T11:30:00Z Stepping up for students in need https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/05/01/stepping-up-for-students-in-need.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews How Dalhousie and its friends, alumni and donors have come together to provide urgent financial support for students during this pandemic — and how you can help. Student Life Alumni Health Professions News Thu, 30 Apr 2020 19:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/05/01/stepping-up-for-students-in-need.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Ryan McNutt, with files from Janet Dyson 2020-04-30T19:00:00Z Dal launches new master's in digital innovation https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/04/30/dal-launches-new-master-s-in-digital-innovation.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews In an era when digital transformation is rapidly changing industries around the world, Dal's new Master of Digital Innovation program draws on expertise from four Faculties to help train digital professionals that can work in any sector. Computer Science Management Medicine Law News Thu, 30 Apr 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/04/30/dal-launches-new-master-s-in-digital-innovation.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Rebecca Rawcliffe 2020-04-30T11:30:00Z Ask an Expert: Stan Matwin on privacy and using smartphones to track COVID‑19 https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/04/30/ask-an-expert--stan-matwin-on-privacy-and-using-smartphones-to-t.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews New smartphone apps being developed could help track and trace where people with the virus have been and alert others who might be at risk of coming into contact with it. But Stan Matwin, director of Dal's Institute for Big Data Analytics, says decision-makers must grapple with how to make these programs both effective and respectful of people’s privacy. Research News Thu, 30 Apr 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/04/30/ask-an-expert--stan-matwin-on-privacy-and-using-smartphones-to-t.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Matt Reeder 2020-04-30T11:30:00Z True blue: Dal buildings lit up in remembrance and solidarity https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/04/24/true-blue--dal-buildings-lit-up-in-remembrance-and-solidarity.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Two of Dal’s most prominent buildings — the Henry Hicks Building in Halifax and Cumming Hall in Truro — were lit up blue at night to remember those who lost their lives in the tragic events in Nova Scotia this month and to show support for our broader community. News Community & Culture Fri, 24 Apr 2020 13:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/04/24/true-blue--dal-buildings-lit-up-in-remembrance-and-solidarity.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Staff 2020-04-24T13:00:00Z