Dal News https://www.dal.ca/news.html Dal News Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:27:13 GMT 2020-04-01T00:27:13Z Learning from home: Dal groups provide remote resources for parents and kids https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/31/learning-from-home--dal-groups-provide-remote-resources-for-pare.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews From at-home science activities to a virtual journey under the deep blue sea, Dalhousie groups like SuperNOVA and Ocean School are helping parents and kids stay engaged in learning during COVID-19 school closures. Community & Culture Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/31/learning-from-home--dal-groups-provide-remote-resources-for-pare.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Matt Reeder 2020-03-31T11:30:00Z "There's Something in the Water" is your new "something new" on Netflix https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/30/-there-s-something-in-the-water--is-your-new--something-new--on-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews 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. Research Health Professions Community & Culture Nursing Mon, 30 Mar 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/30/-there-s-something-in-the-water--is-your-new--something-new--on-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Terry Murray-Arnold 2020-03-30T11:30:00Z Streaming scholarship: Defending a thesis digitally during a pandemic https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/30/streaming-scholarship--defending-a-thesis-digitally-during-a-pan.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews 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. Research Graduate Studies Mon, 30 Mar 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/30/streaming-scholarship--defending-a-thesis-digitally-during-a-pan.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Ken Conrad 2020-03-30T11:30:00Z Letter from the editor: "A short rest" https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/19/letter-from-the-editor---a-short-rest-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews A look back at a past pandemic, and a look forward at what's ahead from Dal News as we take a short break to focus our time and energies on Dal's COVID-19 response. News Thu, 19 Mar 2020 19:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/19/letter-from-the-editor---a-short-rest-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Ryan McNutt 2020-03-19T19:00:00Z The people’s champ: Medical neuroscience student wins big at 3 Minute Thesis https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/13/the-people-s-champ--medical-neuroscience-student-wins-big-at-3-m.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Medical Neuroscience PhD student Tareq Yousef was the big winner of Dalhousie’s eighth annual 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition held on Wednesday evening, taking home both the judges and audience prizes. Graduate Studies Fri, 13 Mar 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/13/the-people-s-champ--medical-neuroscience-student-wins-big-at-3-m.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Kenneth Conrad 2020-03-13T11:30:00Z Courtney Baker named U SPORTS MVP https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/13/courtney-baker-named-u-sports-mvp.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Fifth-year women's volleyball player Courtney Baker has been named the U SPORTS player of the year and a first team All-Canadian. Victoria Haworth has been named a second team All-Canadian. Sports Fri, 13 Mar 2020 00:22:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/13/courtney-baker-named-u-sports-mvp.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dalhousie Sports Information 2020-03-13T00:22:00Z Studying apple genomics in New Zealand https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/12/studying-apple-genomics-in-new-zealand.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews 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. Research Agriculture Thu, 12 Mar 2020 13:45:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/12/studying-apple-genomics-in-new-zealand.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Emma Geldart 2020-03-12T13:45:00Z Heubach and Coolen named Subway AUS Athletes of the Week https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/11/heubach-and-coolen-named-subway-aus-athletes-of-the-week.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Lorena Heubach and Matthew Coolen have been named this week's Subway AUS Athletes of the Week Sports Wed, 11 Mar 2020 03:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/11/heubach-and-coolen-named-subway-aus-athletes-of-the-week.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dalhousie Sports Information 2020-03-11T03:00:00Z Wasting food in a throwaway culture https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/10/wasting-food-in-a-throwaway-culture.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Student Ashley MacDonald studies why Canadians are throwing away so much food — and how food waste prevention and management strategies can be improved to address the problem. Agriculture Research Tue, 10 Mar 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/10/wasting-food-in-a-throwaway-culture.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Niecole Killawee 2020-03-10T11:30:00Z MUSCLE MLK Athletes of the Week (week ending Mar. 16) https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/11/muscle-mlk-athletes-of-the-week--week-ending-mar--16-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews This week's MUSCLE MLK Athletes of the Week are Lorena Heubach, Matthew Coolen and Keevan Veinot. Sports Tue, 10 Mar 2020 03:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/11/muscle-mlk-athletes-of-the-week--week-ending-mar--16-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dalhousie Sports Information 2020-03-10T03:00:00Z Tigers Weekend Recap (Mar. 6‑8) https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/11/tigers-weekend-recap--mar--6-8-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews It was a weekend of bitter-sweet finality for the Tigers basketball and track teams. Sports Tue, 10 Mar 2020 03:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/11/tigers-weekend-recap--mar--6-8-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dalhousie Sports Information 2020-03-10T03:00:00Z Fuelling a crisis: Lack of treatment for opioid use in Canada’s prisons and jails https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/09/fuelling-a-crisis--lack-of-treatment-for-opioid-use-in-canada-s-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Urgently needed treatment for opioid use disorder is often denied to incarcerated people, feeding the crisis in prisons and jails, according to Dal researchers. Research Health Promotion Law Health Professions Mon, 09 Mar 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/09/fuelling-a-crisis--lack-of-treatment-for-opioid-use-in-canada-s-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Claire Bodkin, Matthew Bonn, Sheila Wildeman 2020-03-09T11:30:00Z Tigers men's basketball team posts best‑ever national finish https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/09/tigers-men-s-basketball-team-posts-best-ever-national-finish.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Though the Tigers came up short in their first-ever men’s basketball championship game against reigning title-holders Carleton, they can hold their heads high after the most successful season in team history. Sports Mon, 09 Mar 2020 11:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/09/tigers-men-s-basketball-team-posts-best-ever-national-finish.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Kirk Jessome 2020-03-09T11:30:00Z Tigers headed to national men's basketball final https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/08/tigers-headed-to-national-men-s-basketball-final.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews With a win over UBC Saturday night, the Tigers men's basketball team is set to compete for its first ever national title. Watch the game live at CBC.ca Sunday night beginning at 9 p.m. Atlantic. Sports Sun, 08 Mar 2020 15:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/08/tigers-headed-to-national-men-s-basketball-final.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews USports 2020-03-08T15:00:00Z Dal researchers join global fight against COVID‑19 with nearly $2M in federal funding https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/06/dal-researchers-join-global-fight-against-covid-19-with--1-9m-in.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Three Dalhousie projects have received a total of $1.9 million through CIHR's Novel Coronavirus Rapid Research Funding Opportunity — an initaitive supporting development, testing and implementation of measures to address the global outbreak. Learn how Dal researchers are working to provide better support for emergency room doctors, examine public policy impacts and address stigmas and misinformation. Research Medicine Fri, 06 Mar 2020 16:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/06/dal-researchers-join-global-fight-against-covid-19-with--1-9m-in.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Alison Auld 2020-03-06T16:30:00Z Affordable housing: It's not just a big city problem anymore https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/06/affordable-housing--it-s-not-just-a-big-city-problem-anymore.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews In Atlantic Canada, leaders must avoid the mistakes made in the country’s largest cities where people are being pushed out due to high housing prices, write researchers Howard Ramos and Emma Kay. Research Arts and Social Sciences Sociology and Social Anthropology Fri, 06 Mar 2020 12:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/06/affordable-housing--it-s-not-just-a-big-city-problem-anymore.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Howard Ramos and Emma Kay 2020-03-06T12:30:00Z Paving the way for young women in politics https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/06/paving-the-way-for-young-women-in-politics.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews With their new book, two Dal students are doing more than shining a light on women in Nova Scotia politics. Thanks to a fundraising campaign, they're also aiming to help their fellow students as well. Law Arts and Social Sciences Political Science Fri, 06 Mar 2020 12:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/06/paving-the-way-for-young-women-in-politics.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Allison McIsaac 2020-03-06T12:30:00Z Public forums showcase perspectives on Dal’s draft operating budget https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/06/public-forums-showcase-perspectives-on-dal-s-draft-operating-bud.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dal's Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) hosted two budget forums this week, engaging the Dal community in discussions around recommendations for the 2020-21 operating budget. News Fri, 06 Mar 2020 12:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/06/public-forums-showcase-perspectives-on-dal-s-draft-operating-bud.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Matt Reeder 2020-03-06T12:30:00Z Basketballers recognized nationally https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/05/basketballers-recognized-nationally.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Rick Plato has become the first Dal men's basketball coach to be named U Sports' coach of the year. Third-year guard Keevan Veinot, AUS MVP, was also named a first-time national all-star. Sports Thu, 05 Mar 2020 12:39:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/05/basketballers-recognized-nationally.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dalhousie Sports Information 2020-03-05T12:39:00Z Women's rights as human rights: Understanding the struggle for equality https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/04/women-s-rights-as-human-rights--understanding-the-struggle-for-e.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Researcher and human rights lawyer Mariana Pradini Assis, a postdoctoral fellow in Harm Reduction as Public Policy at the Health Law Institute, gave a glimpse into the evolution of feminism during a Mini Law School lecture in the Schulich School of Law last week. Law Wed, 04 Mar 2020 12:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/04/women-s-rights-as-human-rights--understanding-the-struggle-for-e.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Gabbie Douglas 2020-03-04T12:30:00Z From salary to pension: Why "total compensation" matters to Dal and its employees https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/04/from-salary-to-pension--why--total-compensation--matters-to-dal-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews How does Dal's pension plan work? What are health spending accounts? We asked Ken MacDermid with Dal Human Resources for answers to these and other commonly asked questions about salaries, benefits and pension at Dalhousie. News Human Resources Wed, 04 Mar 2020 12:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/04/from-salary-to-pension--why--total-compensation--matters-to-dal-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Staff 2020-03-04T12:30:00Z Tigers Weekend Recap (Feb. 28‑Mar. 1) https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/03/tigers-weekend-recap--feb--28-mar--1--.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Tigers men's basketball and women's volleyball teams win AUS Championships — the eighth in a row in women's volleyball and the fifth in six years for men's basketball. Sports Tue, 03 Mar 2020 04:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/03/tigers-weekend-recap--feb--28-mar--1--.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dalhousie Sports Information 2020-03-03T04:00:00Z MUSCLE MLK Athletes of the Week (week ending Mar. 9) https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/03/muscle-mlk-athletes-of-the-week--week-ending-mar-9-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Courtney Baker (volleyball) and Alex Carson (basketball) are this week's MUSCLE MLK Athletes of the Week Sports Tue, 03 Mar 2020 04:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/03/muscle-mlk-athletes-of-the-week--week-ending-mar-9-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dalhousie Sports Information 2020-03-03T04:00:00Z The Contenders: Dal's annual battle of brains and brevity set to begin https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/02/ready-to-contest--meet-some-of-the-participants-in-dal-s-annual-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews From video game addiction to vampire fears, 3 Minute Thesis gives the Halifax community a way to discover groundbreaking research from Dal graduate students — before it changes the world. Get to know just some of this year's contestants. Graduate Studies English Arts and Social Sciences Science Medicine Psychology Engineering Civil and Resource Engineering Mon, 02 Mar 2020 12:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/03/02/ready-to-contest--meet-some-of-the-participants-in-dal-s-annual-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Andrew Riley, photos by Danny Abriel 2020-03-02T12:30:00Z Wilson named to all‑rookie team https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/02/28/wilson-named-to-all-rookie-team.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews First-year basketball player Chloe Wilson has been named to the 2019-20 AUS All-Rookie Team. Sports Fri, 28 Feb 2020 04:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/02/28/wilson-named-to-all-rookie-team.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dalhousie Sports Information 2020-02-28T04:00:00Z