Dal News https://www.dal.ca/news.html Dal News Sat, 05 Sep 2020 12:50:49 GMT 2020-09-05T12:50:49Z Getting the most out of residence, while staying safe and sound https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/09/04/getting-the-most-out-of-residence--while-staying-safe-and-sound.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Residence life offers students built-in community, all-you-can-eat dining, simplified living expenses, added safety and security, and more. Here's what students can expect from living on-campus this fall. Student Life Residence Fri, 04 Sep 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/09/04/getting-the-most-out-of-residence--while-staying-safe-and-sound.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Matt Reeder 2020-09-04T11:30:00Z Ask an expert: Healthy Populations Institute’s Sara Kirk on supporting school children returning to class https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/09/04/ask-an-expert--healthy-populations-institute-s-sara-kirk-on-supp.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews After months of sheltering in place and physical distancing, many school children will be heading back to the classroom next week. Professor Sara Kirk provides perspective on the challenges kids may face and how parents and educators can help. Research Health Professions Health and Human Performance Fri, 04 Sep 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/09/04/ask-an-expert--healthy-populations-institute-s-sara-kirk-on-supp.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Lindsay Dowling-Savelle 2020-09-04T11:30:00Z Men are buying potentially risky steroid substitutes online to get the 'ideal body' https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/09/03/men-are-buying-potentially-risky-steroid-substitutes-online-to-g.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dal grad student Stefan Heinze-Milne and colleague Phillip Joy explain how dealized standards for muscular, fat-free male bodies may be fuelling the use of SARMs (selective androgen receptor modulators), unapproved muscle-building drugs that are easily available online. Research Pharmacology Medicine Graduate Studies Thu, 03 Sep 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/09/03/men-are-buying-potentially-risky-steroid-substitutes-online-to-g.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Stefan Heinze-Milne and Phillip Joy 2020-09-03T11:30:00Z How to get abandoned, lost and discarded 'ghost' fishing gear out of the ocean https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/09/02/how-to-get-abandoned--lost-and-discarded--ghost--fishing-gear-ou.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews An enormous amount of fishing gear is cut loose in the ocean each year. The losses cut into fishers' profits and kill marine wildlife. Now, Dal researchers are part of a new project that aims to get ghost gear out of the ocean. Resource and Environmental Studies Oceans Marine Affairs Research Management Oceans Science Oceanography Wed, 02 Sep 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/09/02/how-to-get-abandoned--lost-and-discarded--ghost--fishing-gear-ou.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Tony Walker, Alexa Goodman and Craig Brown 2020-09-02T11:30:00Z Robin DiAngelo's 'White Fragility' ignores the differences within whiteness https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/09/01/robin-diangelo-s--white-fragility--ignores-the-differences-withi.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Social Work prof Raluca Bejan writes in The Conversation that Robin DiAngelo's book 'White Fragility' takes a reductive view on whiteness that privileges a U.S.-centric view and ignores global experiences of whiteness. Health Professions Social Work Tue, 01 Sep 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/09/01/robin-diangelo-s--white-fragility--ignores-the-differences-withi.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Raluca Bejan 2020-09-01T11:30:00Z A community of partnership https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/09/01/a-community-of-partnership.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews The Dalhousie Agricultural Campus Feed Nova Scotia Garden initiative is a true collaboration that forges a “Field-to-Fork pathway” between campus and the community. Agriculture Community & Culture Tue, 01 Sep 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/09/01/a-community-of-partnership.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Stephanie Rogers 2020-09-01T11:30:00Z Dal Science from a distance https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/08/31/dal-science-from-a-distance.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Though travel restrictions will keep him at home in Jordan this fall, Medical Sciences student Laith AlHadeed still feels a deep connection with his Dal community in Halifax. Student Life Science Mon, 31 Aug 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/08/31/dal-science-from-a-distance.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Emily Thompson 2020-08-31T11:30:00Z Dal researchers part of $96 million investment by Government of Canada to support new research infrastructure projects https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/08/28/dal-researchers-part-of--96-million-investment-by-government-of-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Researchers at Dalhousie are the recipients of $1.5 million in funding through the Canadian Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund that will help acquire the cutting-edge tools they need to push research and innovation forward. Research Fri, 28 Aug 2020 13:15:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/08/28/dal-researchers-part-of--96-million-investment-by-government-of-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Michele Charlton 2020-08-28T13:15:00Z How Dal and the Emera ideaHUB stepped up in the face of PPE supply shortages https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/08/28/how-dal-and-the-emera-ideahub-stepped-up-in-the-face-of-ppe-supp.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews As governments and health care providers around the world scrambled earlier this year to acquire personal protective equipment in the face of a growing pandemic and severely disrupted supply chains, Dalhousie and the Emera ideaHUB stepped in to help address the critical need for locally available solutions. Engineering Community & Culture Fri, 28 Aug 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/08/28/how-dal-and-the-emera-ideahub-stepped-up-in-the-face-of-ppe-supp.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Merilyn Layne and Margaret Palmeter 2020-08-28T11:30:00Z Profile of achievement: The Lancet carves out space for Dal’s Dr. Noni MacDonald https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/08/27/profile-of-achievement--the-lancet-carves-out-space-for-dal-s-dr.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews One of the world's most prestigious medical journals shines a spotlight on one of Dal's health research leaders: global health advocate and vaccinology expert Dr. Noni MacDonald. Research Medicine Thu, 27 Aug 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/08/27/profile-of-achievement--the-lancet-carves-out-space-for-dal-s-dr.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Ryan McNutt 2020-08-27T11:30:00Z Orientation 2020: Welcoming Dal’s newest students remotely and in person https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/08/27/orientation-2020--welcoming-dal-s-newest-students--remotely-and-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Orientation for the fall 2020 semester kicks off this month and, like most events these days, things look a little different this year. Find out more about what the university and the Dalhousie Student Union have planned for incoming students this fall. Student Life Thu, 27 Aug 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/08/27/orientation-2020--welcoming-dal-s-newest-students--remotely-and-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Jeff Lawton 2020-08-27T11:30:00Z Dalhousie team of Canada Research Chairs continues to grow https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/08/26/dalhousie-team-of-canada-research-chairs-continues-to-grow.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Three Dalhousie scholars are part of the newest cohort of Canada Research Chairs (CRCs), with new chairs focused on immigrants and refugees, the impacts of climate change on coastal zones, and the integration of gender and sexuality into reconciliation. Computer Science Research Arts and Social Sciences Science Medicine Wed, 26 Aug 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/08/26/dalhousie-team-of-canada-research-chairs-continues-to-grow.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Michele Charlton 2020-08-26T11:30:00Z Ask an expert: Lori Turnbull on Erin O’Toole’s Conservative leadership victory https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/08/26/ask-an-expert--political-scientist-lori-turnbull-on-erin-o-toole.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Canada’s Conservative Party elected its new leader this week, bringing a fresh face to the official opposition in Parliament and a new challenger to Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. We chatted with Dal's Lori Turnbull about O’Toole’s successful campaign and what a federal election with him at the helm of the Conservatives could look like. News Arts and Social Sciences Political Science Wed, 26 Aug 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/08/26/ask-an-expert--political-scientist-lori-turnbull-on-erin-o-toole.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Matt Reeder 2020-08-26T11:30:00Z Toward a barrier‑free Dalhousie: Accessibility goals take shape as province sets standards https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/08/25/toward-a-barrier-free-dalhousie--accessibility-goals-take-shape-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dalhousie, like other post-secondary institutions in Nova Scotia, has an important role to play in the province's goal of becoming barrier-free by 2030 for individuals with disabilities and other accessibility challenges. Here's how the university is developing its plan. News Community & Culture Tue, 25 Aug 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/08/25/toward-a-barrier-free-dalhousie--accessibility-goals-take-shape-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Matt Reeder 2020-08-25T11:30:00Z Dal researcher forecasts profound health improvements if new cystic fibrosis drug made available https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/08/24/dal-researcher-forecasts-profound-health-improvements-if-new-cys.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews New research out of Dalhousie University, St. Michael’s Hospital, and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), forecasts delaying access in Canada to a new cystic fibrosis therapy, called Trikafta, could result in avoidable death. Residence Medicine Community Health and Epidemiology Mon, 24 Aug 2020 12:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/08/24/dal-researcher-forecasts-profound-health-improvements-if-new-cys.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Jason Bremner and Jennifer Stranges 2020-08-24T12:30:00Z Green your life: Student pens practical guide on ins and outs of eco‑conscious lifestyle https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/08/24/green-your-life--student-pens-practical-guide-on-ins-and-outs-of.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews A new e-book by Dalhousie student Hannah Solway offers comprehensive guidance on how to make ecologically friendly choices for everything from dental floss and sunscreen to travel, dining out, and doing your laundry. Biology Community & Culture Science Mon, 24 Aug 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/08/24/green-your-life--student-pens-practical-guide-on-ins-and-outs-of.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Alison Auld 2020-08-24T11:30:00Z Ask an expert: Computer Science’s Nur Zincir‑Heywood on the CRA cyberattack and protecting information online https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/08/21/ask-an-expert--computer-science-s-nur-zincir-heywood-on-the-cra-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews As the pandemic forces organizations, governments, businesses and individuals to move even more sensitive information to online platforms, that information may be more vulnerable to online hacking attempts. Nur Zincir-Heywood explains how online information can be protected through enhanced cyber-security mechanisms. Research Computer Science Fri, 21 Aug 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/08/21/ask-an-expert--computer-science-s-nur-zincir-heywood-on-the-cra-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Lindsay Dowling-Savelle 2020-08-21T11:30:00Z Dalhousie releases public‑sector compensation report for 2019‑20 https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/08/20/dalhousie-releases-publicsector-compensation-report-for-2019-20.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Alongside other public sector organizations across the province of Nova Scotia, Dalhousie's compensation report for 2019-20 is now publicly available. News Thu, 20 Aug 2020 15:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/08/20/dalhousie-releases-publicsector-compensation-report-for-2019-20.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Staff 2020-08-20T15:30:00Z Prescribing hope https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/08/19/prescribing-hope.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Pharmacy alum Hugh Toner on overcoming debilitating depression and how pharmacists can help patients manage mental illness. Alumni Pharmacy Health Professions Wed, 19 Aug 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/08/19/prescribing-hope.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dawn Morrison 2020-08-19T11:30:00Z Feeding a nation under lockdown https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/08/18/feeding-a-nation-under-lockdown.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews How the pandemic forces a closer look at Canada’s food supply system — as seen through the experiences of some of the farmers and researchers who've worked through the challenges of the last five months. Agriculture Alumni Research Tue, 18 Aug 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/08/18/feeding-a-nation-under-lockdown.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Niecole Killawee 2020-08-18T11:30:00Z Ready for online teaching: Faculty boost skills as they prepare for digital course delivery https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/08/17/ready-for-online-teaching--faculty-boost-skills-as-they-prepare-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dalhousie's shift to teaching online has been aided this year by the Centre for Learning and Teaching's "Foundations in Online Course Design," a new course that empowers faculty with the tools to build effective and engaging courses for the digital environment. News Mon, 17 Aug 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/08/17/ready-for-online-teaching--faculty-boost-skills-as-they-prepare-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews David Ryan 2020-08-17T11:30:00Z Ocean Frontier Institute names Catherine Blewett as its first chief strategic engagement officer https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/08/17/ofi-names-catherine-blewett-as-its-first-chief-strategic-engagem.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Catherin Blewett, whose distinguished career in public service most recently included time as Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council and Associate Secretary to Cabinet, is set to become the first strategic engagement officer for the Dal-led Ocean Frontier Institute. Oceans News Oceans Mon, 17 Aug 2020 11:15:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/08/17/ofi-names-catherine-blewett-as-its-first-chief-strategic-engagem.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Mary Jane Webber 2020-08-17T11:15:00Z Ask an expert: Social Work's Nancy Ross explains this year's surge in domestic violence https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/08/14/ask-an-expert--social-work-s-nancy-ross-explains-this-year-s-sur.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews The UN has called the growth in domestic violence due to the impacts of COVID-19 a "shadow pandemic," estimating cases could rise as much as 20 per cent this year. The School of Social Work's Nancy Ross sheds light on some of the factors behind the increase. Research Social Work Fri, 14 Aug 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/08/14/ask-an-expert--social-work-s-nancy-ross-explains-this-year-s-sur.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Matt Reeder 2020-08-14T11:30:00Z Priming the next generation of teachers and researchers: LEARN@Dal https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/08/13/priming-the-next-generation-of-teachers-and-researchers--learn-d.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dalhousie is poised to make a major commitment to its current and future faculty in support of inclusive teaching this fall when it joins an academic network of top-tier research universities dedicated to developing and expanding proven high-impact teaching practices. Research News Thu, 13 Aug 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/08/13/priming-the-next-generation-of-teachers-and-researchers--learn-d.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Staff 2020-08-13T11:30:00Z Faculty of Agriculture well represented on first Canadian Agricultural Youth Council https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/08/12/faculty-of-agriculture-well-represented-on-first-canadian-agricu.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Two former and one current student from the Faculty of Agriculture have been named to the first Canadian Agricultural Youth Council from more than 800 applicants across the country. Alumni Student Life Agriculture News Wed, 12 Aug 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/08/12/faculty-of-agriculture-well-represented-on-first-canadian-agricu.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Stephanie Rogers 2020-08-12T11:30:00Z