Dal News https://www.dal.ca/news.html Dal News Wed, 02 Dec 2020 23:19:25 GMT 2020-12-02T23:19:25Z Learning from the best: Researchers use AI to simulate soccer with inspiration from world’s top players https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/12/02/learning-from-the-best--researchers-using-ai-to-simulate-soccer-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Using AI and machine learning to mimic the behaviour of the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, a team of researchers from the Institute for Big Data Analytics at Dalhousie were recently named as runners up in 2020’s largest international AI soccer simulation competition, RoboCup Japan Open. Computer Science Research Wed, 02 Dec 2020 12:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/12/02/learning-from-the-best--researchers-using-ai-to-simulate-soccer-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Rebecca Rawcliffe 2020-12-02T12:30:00Z What you should know about choosing and wearing face masks https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/12/02/working-or-studying-on-campus--here-s-what-you-should-know-about.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Pleated or fitted? Two layers or three? Wash after every use? There are a lot of questions to consider when choosing and wearing a face mask. Craig Arthur, Dal's manager of industrial safety, helps you sort through them. Facilities Management News Wed, 02 Dec 2020 12:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/12/02/working-or-studying-on-campus--here-s-what-you-should-know-about.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Craig Arthur 2020-12-02T12:30:00Z Nearly a century old, Machinal’s underlying themes as relevant as ever https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/12/01/nearly-a-century-old--machinal-s-underlying-themes-as-relevant-a.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Inspired by the trial and execution of the murderer Ruth Snyder, the Fountain School’s second production of the season, Machinal, uses character archetypes — young woman, mother, husband — to explore how societal forces can impact our inner lives. Arts and Social Sciences Theatre Tue, 01 Dec 2020 13:05:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/12/01/nearly-a-century-old--machinal-s-underlying-themes-as-relevant-a.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Hannah Whaley 2020-12-01T13:05:00Z Dal’s student‑led food security programs get boost from community https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/12/01/dal-s-student-led-food-security-programs-gets-boost-from-communi.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews It’s estimated at least one in three post-secondary students in Canada experiences food insecurity, a problem exacerbated by this year's pandemic. The Food Security Project was launched by Dal this year to help raise funds to support student-led food programs this Giving Tuesday (Dec.1). Student Life Alumni Community & Culture Tue, 01 Dec 2020 04:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/12/01/dal-s-student-led-food-security-programs-gets-boost-from-communi.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Alison Delory 2020-12-01T04:00:00Z The power of professional development: Banting Fellow on her path to a Cambridge postdoc https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/30/the-power-of-professional-development--banting-fellow-on-how-pd-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews After successfully defending her Interdisciplinary PhD thesis at Dal this spring, Lindsay Wallace began a fellowship at the University of Cambridge — strengthened by skills she developed through some of the many professional development programs available to graduate students at Dal. Alumni Graduate Studies Mon, 30 Nov 2020 15:02:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/30/the-power-of-professional-development--banting-fellow-on-how-pd-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Kenneth Conrad 2020-11-30T15:02:00Z Regally recognized: Dal faculty named to the Order of Canada https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/30/regally-recognized--dal-faculty-named-to-the-order-of-canada.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Drs. Jeff Dahn and Kenneth Wilson are two of 114 new appointments to the Order of Canada announced by her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada. Surgery Science Medicine Physics and Atmospheric Science News Mon, 30 Nov 2020 12:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/30/regally-recognized--dal-faculty-named-to-the-order-of-canada.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Michele Charlton 2020-11-30T12:30:00Z Pop‑up for the greater good: Dal doctor spearheads COVID rapid‑testing site on campus https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/27/pop-ups-for-the-greater-good--dal-doctor-spearheads-on-campus-ra.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dr. Lisa Barrett, an infectious diseases specialist with Dal’s Faculty of Medicine, organized a pop-up testing site at Dalhousie this week that attracted long lines of young people — many of them students — in for free, rapid COVID-19 testing amid a growing second wave of cases in Halifax. News Community & Culture Fri, 27 Nov 2020 19:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/27/pop-ups-for-the-greater-good--dal-doctor-spearheads-on-campus-ra.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Matt Reeder, with files from Ryan McNutt 2020-11-27T19:00:00Z Human rights and equity take centre stage at full‑day conference https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/27/humans-right-and-equity-take-centre-stage-in-full-day-conference.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Throughout what has been a tumultuous year, Human Rights and Equity Services at Dalhousie has worked hard to spur important public discussions about diversity, race and issues of inclusion — capping it off this Friday with a conference filled with timely panels and workshops. News Community & Culture Fri, 27 Nov 2020 12:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/27/humans-right-and-equity-take-centre-stage-in-full-day-conference.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Matt Reeder 2020-11-27T12:30:00Z Dal steps up student career supports as pandemic squeezes job market https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/27/finding-a-job-in-a-pandemic.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Students entering the job market right now don’t have it easy, a reality advisors with Dalhousie’s Bissett Student Success Centre have used to inform their advice and supports to students this year. Student Life Fri, 27 Nov 2020 12:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/27/finding-a-job-in-a-pandemic.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Stephen Abbott 2020-11-27T12:30:00Z As second COVID wave grows — be aware, be safe, be considerate https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/27/as-second-covid-wave-grows---be-aware--be-safe--be-considerate.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews As communities across Canada, including Halifax, adapt once again to a steep rise in COVID-19 cases, Dalhousie is encouraging students, faculty and staff to renew their efforts to follow Public Health and university protocols designed to keep one another safe and limit the spread of the virus. News Community & Culture Fri, 27 Nov 2020 12:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/27/as-second-covid-wave-grows---be-aware--be-safe--be-considerate.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Matt Reeder, with files from Ryan McNutt 2020-11-27T12:30:00Z Discovery Awards celebrate outstanding innovators, game‑changing achievements https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/27/discovery-awards-celebrate-outstanding-innovators--game-changing.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Mita Dasog, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, received the Emerging Professional Award at this year's Discovery Awards Thursday night, with several other Dalhousie faculty and alumni recognized as finalists. Research Science Chemistry News Fri, 27 Nov 2020 12:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/27/discovery-awards-celebrate-outstanding-innovators--game-changing.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Michele Charlton 2020-11-27T12:30:00Z New research shows even small ships pose deadly threat to North American right whales https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/26/new-research-shows-even-small-ships-pose-deadly-threat-to-north-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dal researchers have developed a new model that shows small vessels can cause lethal injuries in North Atlantic right whales, while large ships can kill even at slow speeds. Research Oceans News Thu, 26 Nov 2020 13:29:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/26/new-research-shows-even-small-ships-pose-deadly-threat-to-north-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Alison Auld 2020-11-26T13:29:00Z Scholarships make a difference for students making a difference https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/26/scholarships-make-a-difference-for-ids-students-making-a-differe.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Inaugural Margaret R. Crickard Scholarship recipients Samantha Howard and Selam Abdella, both International Development Studies students, have worked hard to get to the fourth year of their degrees, exemplifying the values of academic achievement and community involvement. Alumni Student Life Arts and Social Sciences International Development Studies Thu, 26 Nov 2020 12:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/26/scholarships-make-a-difference-for-ids-students-making-a-differe.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Janet Dyson 2020-11-26T12:30:00Z Women's basketball interim head coach announced https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/26/women-s-basketball-interim-head-coach-announced.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dalhousie University’s Executive Director of Athletics & Recreation Tim Maloney is pleased to announce Anton Berry as the interim head coach of the Dalhousie Tigers women’s basketball team for the 2021-22 season. Wed, 25 Nov 2020 13:25:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/26/women-s-basketball-interim-head-coach-announced.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dalhousie Sports Information 2020-11-25T13:25:00Z How ‘net‑zero’ and ‘passive’ houses can cut carbon emissions — and energy bills https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/25/how--net-zero--and--passive--houses-can-cut-carbon-emissions---a.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Changes to the way houses and other buildings are constructed could lower energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, writes Richard leBrasseur, an assistant professor of landscape architecture and director of Dal's Green Infrastructure Performance Lab. Wed, 25 Nov 2020 12:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/25/how--net-zero--and--passive--houses-can-cut-carbon-emissions---a.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Richard leBrasseur 2020-11-25T12:30:00Z Meet new Dalhousie Board Chair Bob Hanf https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/25/meet-new-dalhousie-board-chair-bob-hanf.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews An accomplished executive leader and long-serving member of Dalhousie's Board of Governors, Law alum Bob Hanf now steps into the role of Board chair, ready to support the university's goals and ambitions. Alumni Law News Senior Administration Wed, 25 Nov 2020 12:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/25/meet-new-dalhousie-board-chair-bob-hanf.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Ryan McNutt 2020-11-25T12:30:00Z The team behind the team: The Dalhousie Athletic Trainer Program https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/25/the-team-behind-the-team--the-dalhousie-athletic-trainer-program.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Keeping Tigers student-athletes healthy is a real team effort at Dalhousie. Routed in the Dalhousie Physiotherapy Clinic (DPC), the Dalhousie Athletic Trainer Program (DATP) is where it all begins. Sports Tue, 24 Nov 2020 14:18:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/25/the-team-behind-the-team--the-dalhousie-athletic-trainer-program.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dalhousie Sports Information 2020-11-24T14:18:00Z Students and alumni come together to advance food security https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/24/students-and-alumni-come-together-to-advance-food-security.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Food researcher Cassie Hayward says it will take community support to address systemic gaps — and a crowd-funding campaign launching on Giving Tuesday (Dec.1) is aiming to raise $40,000 to boost student-led initiatives that assist students with healthy eating. Alumni Community & Culture Tue, 24 Nov 2020 12:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/24/students-and-alumni-come-together-to-advance-food-security.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Alison DeLory 2020-11-24T12:30:00Z Engineering inspiration: How new Rhodes Scholar Sierra Sparks brings community to life https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/23/engineering-inspiration--dalhousie-s-92nd-rhodes-scholar-sierra-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Student Sierra Sparks is Oxford-bound as Dalhousie's 92nd Rhodes Scholar, set to further her studies in biomedical engineering while continuing to be a role model, community builder and inspiration to her peers. Student Life Electrical and Computer Engineering News Engineering Biomedical Engineering Mon, 23 Nov 2020 19:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/23/engineering-inspiration--dalhousie-s-92nd-rhodes-scholar-sierra-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Ryan McNutt 2020-11-23T19:00:00Z A text‑book altering discovery: Graphite stability study advances fundamental chemistry https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/23/a-text-book-altering-discovery--study-showing-graphite-has-great.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews A recent study led by Dal researcher Mary Anne White answered a fundamental question concerning a basic property of carbon, discovering that our previous understanding of the relative stability of graphite and diamond had significant gaps. Research Science Chemistry News Mon, 23 Nov 2020 12:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/23/a-text-book-altering-discovery--study-showing-graphite-has-great.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Cailtyn MacQueen 2020-11-23T12:30:00Z Bringing research to life for Nova Scotia's future https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/20/bringing-research-to-life-for-nova-scotia-s-future.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews With the reimagine NS project having released all five of its reports, one final panel event is set to discuss practical changes institutions, policymakers and individuals need to make in order to enrich the lives of Nova Scotians. Research Management Community & Culture Fri, 20 Nov 2020 12:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/20/bringing-research-to-life-for-nova-scotia-s-future.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Sarah Sawler 2020-11-20T12:30:00Z Building better study skills for the homestretch https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/20/building-better-study-skills-for-the-homestretch.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews With just a few weeks left in the fall semester, many students recognize now is the time to buckle down and finish strong. Learn more about the many supports Dal offers to help students build solid study skills and habits. Student Life Fri, 20 Nov 2020 12:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/20/building-better-study-skills-for-the-homestretch.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Emmanuel Borokinni 2020-11-20T12:30:00Z Parallels to a pandemic: Nursing alum recalls public health crisis during polio epidemic https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/19/parallels-to-a-pandemic--nursing-alum-recalls-public-health-cris.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Mary Ann Fickes (BScN ’55) has certainly seen a lot of change during her career. Now 88 years old, she recalls fondly her early days of nursing — including getting thrown into the deep end of a public health crisis similar to the one now posed by COVID-19. Alumni Health Professions Nursing Thu, 19 Nov 2020 12:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/19/parallels-to-a-pandemic--nursing-alum-recalls-public-health-cris.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dawn Morrison 2020-11-19T12:30:00Z Ask an expert: Space entrepreneur Arad Gharagozli on how SpaceX’s ISS mission will advance space exploration https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/19/ask-an-expert--space-researcher-arad-gharagozli-on-how-spacex-s-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Master of Engineering student Arad Gharagozli, founder and president of Dalhousie’s Space Systems Lab and CEO of GALAXIA Mission Systems, explains how SpaceX is changing the future of space exploration. News Science Engineering Thu, 19 Nov 2020 12:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/19/ask-an-expert--space-researcher-arad-gharagozli-on-how-spacex-s-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Lindsay Dowling-Savelle 2020-11-19T12:30:00Z President's Corner ‑ November 19, 2020 https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/19/president-s-corner---november-19--2020.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews To mark International Education Week, in this edition of the President’s Corner column Dr. Saini highlights how Dalhousie is finding new ways to grow and expand its global connections even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. News Senior Administration Thu, 19 Nov 2020 12:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/11/19/president-s-corner---november-19--2020.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews President Deep Saini 2020-11-19T12:30:00Z