Dal Events https://www.dal.ca/news/events.html Dalhousie Events RSS Feed. Sat, 05 Sep 2020 02:00:51 GMT 2020-09-05T02:00:51Z Ready2Launch Demo Day https://www.dal.ca/news/events/2020/09/10/ready2launch_demo_day.html <p>You are invited to the Ready2Launch <b>DEMO DAY 2020</b>.</p> <p>This event will take place virtually on <b>Thursday September 10, 2020 from 3-4:30pm</b> (with optional networking before and after).</p> <p>We will be showcasing our eight Dalhousie start-up teams who have been hard at work in the Ready2Launch accelerator this summer. Each team will present a four-minute pitch and take a question from our judges, and at the end of the event, we will award a top prize of <b>$5,000</b> to our best pitch!</p> <p>You can sign up for the event <a href="https://hopin.to/events/ready2launch"><b>here on HopIn</b></a><b>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</b>​</p> Exhibits and Displays Thu, 10 Sep 2020 17:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/events/2020/09/10/ready2launch_demo_day.html 2020-09-10T17:30:00Z A "Night-In" with Eco-Justice Warriors https://www.dal.ca/news/events/2020/09/10/a__night_in__with_eco_justice_warriors.html <p>We would like to invite you to&nbsp;join us for an&nbsp;exclusive evening&nbsp;<i>A</i>&nbsp;<i>&quot;Night-In&quot; with Eco-Justice Warriors.</i></p> <p>Join Environmental Defence and The ENRICH Project for a virtual fundraiser with online conversations from women at the frontlines of Canada’s eco-justice struggles.&nbsp;Our special “evening-in” is with author and keynote speaker Dr. Ingrid Waldron and real-life heroes, many&nbsp;featured in the documentary film&nbsp;<i>There's Something in the Water</i>&nbsp;by celebrity director Ellen Page. Dr. Waldron will share her research on the hidden truth of environmental racism in rural Canada and how industrial catastrophes have been precisely placed&nbsp;-&nbsp;<i>all in remote, low income and very often Indigenous or Black communities</i>&nbsp;- proving that your postal code can determine your health.</p> Special Events Thu, 10 Sep 2020 22:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/events/2020/09/10/a__night_in__with_eco_justice_warriors.html 2020-09-10T22:30:00Z Retirement Planning Webinar Series - Learn, Plan, Enjoy https://www.dal.ca/news/events/2020/09/14/retirement_planning_webinar_series___learn__plan__enjoy.html <p><i>Register for this series here so you can be sent an online meeting invitation in advance of the first session.</i></p> <p>Faculty and students from the School of Health and Human Performance at Dalhousie University have developed a webinar-based program to help guide Dalhousie faculty and staff in planning for their transition to retirement. This series is open to anyone who is planning on retiring soon or even just thinking about this transition.</p> <p>Through a series of interactive webinars, you will have the opportunity to&nbsp;<b><u>learn</u></b>&nbsp;more about what constitutes retirement transitions, how to&nbsp;<b><u>plan</u></b>, and hopefully&nbsp;<b><u>enjoy</u></b>the journey towards retirement. With a focus on lifestyle planning, this program will help you envision your own retirement transition while connecting with other soon-to-be retirees in the Dalhousie community. As retirement transition is a personal and unique experience for everyone, a retirement transition coach will also be available to help support individualized learning.</p> <p>The goals of the webinars will be to assist participants to:</p> <ul> <li>Understand psychosocial aspects of well-being that are impacted by the transition to retirement.&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Assess&nbsp;personal strengths and needs to address in retirement.&nbsp;</li> <li>Identify resources that will enhance your life in retirement.&nbsp;</li> <li>Develop plans to prepare for and manage the transition to retirement.</li> </ul> <p>List of webinar topics:</p> <ol> <li>Why Plan for Life in Retirement?&nbsp;</li> <li>What’s Lost and Gained in Retirement?</li> <li>Re-imagining the Retired You&nbsp;</li> <li>Leisure in Retirement: More Than Just Having Fun&nbsp;</li> <li>So...&nbsp;What Really Matters? Time, Purpose, and Planning&nbsp;</li> <li>What Might Stop You?&nbsp;Barriers and Unexpected Challenges</li> <li>Resources: What You Have and How to Use Them</li> <li>Sharing the Wealth&nbsp;</li> </ol> <p>Schedule (2020): 8 webinars, Mondays from 12pm-1pm</p> <ul> <li>September 14, 21, 28</li> <li>October 5, 19, 26</li> <li>November 2, 9</li> </ul> <p><i>The development of this program is funded through a Dalhousie Workplace Wellness Grant.​</i></p> Health and Wellness Mon, 14 Sep 2020 15:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/events/2020/09/14/retirement_planning_webinar_series___learn__plan__enjoy.html 2020-09-14T15:00:00Z G.R.I.T. Resilience Training (online) https://www.dal.ca/news/events/2020/09/15/g_r_i_t__resilience_training__online_.html <p>Tuesdays and Thursdays from&nbsp;<b>September 15 to October 8, 2020</b>&nbsp;(8-part series)<br> 12:00 - 1:00 pm</p> <p><i>Register here so you can be sent a meeting invitation closer to the start date.</i></p> <p>Resilience is not something that we’re born with – it develops over time as we acquire knowledge, perspective and self-management skills.</p> <p>Vendura Wellness created an exciting resilience program for workplaces. We address thinking traps, catastrophic thinking and practical skills that can be applied in everyday life to strengthen an individual's ability to overcome adversity and challenges, adapt well to change, manage stress, and thrive in their personal and professional lives.</p> <p>Dalhousie faculty and staff will learn important resilience skills such as:</p> <p>-&nbsp; Developing a purpose and vision</p> <p>-&nbsp; Reducing anxiety through techniques for controlling intrusive thoughts and images</p> <p>-&nbsp; The importance of, and how to have, strong relationships with friends and family</p> <p>-&nbsp; How to amplify positive emotions and how to recognize when negative ones are out of proportion</p> <p>-&nbsp; How to maximize your Physical health through sleep, meditation and other life skills</p> <p>-&nbsp; Heightening awareness of “Red Flags” (knowing the triggers and markers of low resiliency)</p> <p>-&nbsp; Having a series of go-to “Fire escapes” (strategies to address low resiliency)</p> <p>This program includes a one-of-a-kind&nbsp;<b>G.R.I.T.</b>&nbsp;assessment tool that gives participants a deep look inward at their current level of resilience. Participants will receive reflections on unique scales that combine to produce each resiliency score.</p> <p><b>Program Dates:&nbsp;</b>September 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 and October 1, 6, 8, 2020</p> <p><b>Program Format</b>: G.R.I.T. group meetings take place in an eight-part series . A &quot;building block&quot; approach will be used to help you develop more effective habits each week. You will complete the G.R.I.T. assessment at the beginning and end of the program to track your progress and participate in activities between meetings to help you incorporate your learning.&nbsp;</p> <p>Past participants say:</p> <p><i>The biggest thing I find is in general I more optimistic and positive. I step in when I see signs of my battery depleting and correct before it gets too far.&nbsp;</i></p> <p><i>I’m really enjoying these classes.&nbsp; Am grateful that Dal is supporting this kind of professional development.</i></p> <p><i>The key takeaway from this program for me are that I may not have control over my job situation, but I, and only I alone, have control over my life and no one else.</i></p> <p><i>I really enjoyed the program, I would recommend this to everyone.&nbsp; I believe we should all have mindfulness and resilience in our lives, whether we think we need this or not.</i></p> <p><i>I felt the course was excellent and putting numerous resources together for assessing [ourselves]. Although many times we feel we are resilient in our lives, these reminders, presentations, tips, hints and exercises pulled it all together. The readings, personal examples and exercises in class were valuable.</i></p> <p><i>The survey tool was great. To be able to actually visualize and see the information in front of me was very helpful. I will be interested to see the one from the end of the program.</i></p> <p><b>Our Presenter:</b></p> <p><b>Darren Steeves</b>&nbsp;(MSC, CSCS, CEP) is passionate about improving the total health of our community. Darren is a professional Exercise Physiologist and Co-Owner of Vendura Wellness started after working at Dalhousie University for 12 years. He has consulted with Olympic Medalists, World Champion athletes, and within corporations for over 20 years. Darren has written for Men's Health, Canadian Living and numerous media outlets, as well as appearances on CBC-TV, CBC-Radio and CTV.​</p> Health and Wellness Tue, 15 Sep 2020 15:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/events/2020/09/15/g_r_i_t__resilience_training__online_.html 2020-09-15T15:00:00Z Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Seminar https://www.dal.ca/news/events/2020/09/16/biochemistry___molecular_biology_seminar.html <p>Purvi Trivedi</p> <p><i>PhD Candidate, Department of Biochemistry &amp; Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University</i></p> <p><b>&quot;Loss of function of transcription factor EB (TFEB) remodels&quot;</b></p> Lectures, Seminars Wed, 16 Sep 2020 19:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/events/2020/09/16/biochemistry___molecular_biology_seminar.html 2020-09-16T19:00:00Z Health Law Institute Seminar Series https://www.dal.ca/news/events/2020/09/18/health_law_institute_seminar_series.html <p>Title: &quot;<b>Algorithmic Racism, Healthcare<br> <b>&amp; The Law: 'Race-Based' Data Another Trojan Horse</b></b>&quot;</p> <p>Presenter:&nbsp;</p> <p>LLana James</p> <p>Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto​</p> Lectures, Seminars Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:10:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/events/2020/09/18/health_law_institute_seminar_series.html 2020-09-18T15:10:00Z CH&E Seminar Series: COVID-19 and Public Health Policy in the USA: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly https://www.dal.ca/news/events/2020/09/21/ch_e_seminar_series__covid_19_and_public_health_policy_in_the_usa__the_good__the_bad__and_the_ugly.html <p><b>Topic</b></p> <p>COVID-19 and Public Health Policy in the USA: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly</p> <p><b>Presenters</b></p> <p>Dr. Neil MacKinnon, Dean and Professor, Winkle College of Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati​</p> <p>Dr. Diego Cuadros, Assistant Professor of Health Geography, College of Arts &amp; Sciences, University of Cincinnati</p> Lectures, Seminars Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/events/2020/09/21/ch_e_seminar_series__covid_19_and_public_health_policy_in_the_usa__the_good__the_bad__and_the_ugly.html 2020-09-21T15:30:00Z Master of Science in Business (MScB) Virtual Live Info Session https://www.dal.ca/news/events/2020/09/22/master_of_science_in_business__mscb__virtual_live_info_session.html <p>If you are interested in a thesis-based (research-focused) Master's Degree in Finance, Management, Marketing or Management Information Systems, please come and join our virtual info session for Dalhousie University's MScB program at 11 AM (Halifax(Atlantic) Time) on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020. <a href="https://tinyurl.com/dalmscbinfo?fbclid=IwAR1BaXvX_bCjXhj2DI-A8oRAghh18TeIsjMkd-O3RtxW0QonQgk5XH_0zrA">https://tinyurl.com/dalmscbinfo</a>​</p> Admissions Tue, 22 Sep 2020 14:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/events/2020/09/22/master_of_science_in_business__mscb__virtual_live_info_session.html 2020-09-22T14:00:00Z Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Seminar https://www.dal.ca/news/events/2020/09/23/biochemistry___molecular_biology_seminar.html <p>Dr. Jennifer Shepherd</p> <p><i>Professor, Department of Chemistry &amp; Biochemistry, Gonzaga University, Washington, USA</i></p> <p><b>&quot;Lipid metabolism and cell death in the cardiomyocyte&quot;​</b></p> Lectures, Seminars Wed, 23 Sep 2020 19:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/events/2020/09/23/biochemistry___molecular_biology_seminar.html 2020-09-23T19:00:00Z Health Law Institute Seminar Series https://www.dal.ca/news/events/2020/10/02/health_law_institute_seminar_series.html <p>Title: &quot;<b>Can Health Law Help Protect Trans Youth from Conversion Therapy?</b>&quot;</p> <p>Presenter:&nbsp;</p> <p>Florence Ashley</p> <p>Faculty of Law, University of Toronto​</p> Lectures, Seminars Fri, 02 Oct 2020 15:10:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/events/2020/10/02/health_law_institute_seminar_series.html 2020-10-02T15:10:00Z