Dal News https://www.dal.ca/news.html Dal News Thu, 13 Jan 2022 20:37:20 GMT 2022-01-13T20:37:20Z New CIHR‑funded collaboration to address health inequities of incarcerated Indigenous women https://www.dal.ca/news/2022/01/14/new-cihr_funded-collaboration-to-address-health-inequities-of-in.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Co-principle investigators Martha Paynter, doctoral candidate in the School of Nursing at Dalhousie, and Jennifer Leason, CIHR Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Maternal Child Wellness at the University of Calgary, have received $500,000 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for the project, which will also involve knowledge keepers, academics, clinicians and community groups. Research Women In Research Community & Culture Fri, 14 Jan 2022 12:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2022/01/14/new-cihr_funded-collaboration-to-address-health-inequities-of-in.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dawn Morrison 2022-01-14T12:30:00Z Research shows that for people over 50, even 'mild' COVID‑19 can result in mobility problems https://www.dal.ca/news/2022/01/13/covid-mobility-issues.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Adults over age 50 who experience mild or moderate COVID-19 are at greater risk of worsening mobility and physical function even if hospitalization is not required to treat the virus, according to new research out of Dalhousie and other Canadian universities. Research Medicine Women In Research Thu, 13 Jan 2022 12:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2022/01/13/covid-mobility-issues.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Alison Auld 2022-01-13T12:30:00Z New Green Labs program empowers Dal researchers to create more sustainable spaces https://www.dal.ca/news/2022/01/13/dal-s-new-green-labs-program-empowers-researchers-to-create-more.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dalhousie’s research labs are filled with stories about small discoveries that make a big difference. Now, researchers across the university are looking within their own labs to discover the small, ongoing changes they can make to reduce their energy consumption and environmental footprint. Research News Thu, 13 Jan 2022 12:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2022/01/13/dal-s-new-green-labs-program-empowers-researchers-to-create-more.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Stefanie Wilson 2022-01-13T12:00:00Z Building a better world with the knowledge of Indigenous Peoples https://www.dal.ca/news/2022/01/12/building-a-better-world-with-the-knowledge-of-indigenous-peoples.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dal researcher helps lead $24-million project to foreground Indigenous perspectives on biodiversity and the well-being of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and around the world. Research Management Law Women In Research Wed, 12 Jan 2022 12:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2022/01/12/building-a-better-world-with-the-knowledge-of-indigenous-peoples.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Andrew Riley 2022-01-12T12:30:00Z Dalhousie grows its ranks of Canada Research Chairs https://www.dal.ca/news/2022/01/12/dalhousie-grows-its-ranks-of-canada-research-chairs.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Federal announcement adds four more leading academics to the university’s faculty. Women In Research News Wed, 12 Jan 2022 07:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2022/01/12/dalhousie-grows-its-ranks-of-canada-research-chairs.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Andrew Riley 2022-01-12T07:00:00Z Startup breathes new life into asthma inhaler market https://www.dal.ca/news/2022/01/11/startup-breathes-new-life-into-asthma-inhaler-market-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Innovation created by two Dal students makes it easier for kids to get the medicine they need. Research Community & Culture Tue, 11 Jan 2022 18:25:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2022/01/11/startup-breathes-new-life-into-asthma-inhaler-market-.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Jennifer Cameron 2022-01-11T18:25:00Z As new space race heats up, one Dal grad student is seeking to disrupt a $5.8‑billion market https://www.dal.ca/news/2022/01/10/out-of-this-world-technology.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews “Our mission is to represent Canada in that race on the international stage,” says Arad Gharagozli, a Masters in Mechanical Engineering student whose space-tech startup GALAXIA designs and manufactures computers for small and nano-satellites. Engineering Mon, 10 Jan 2022 12:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2022/01/10/out-of-this-world-technology.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Rowan Morrissy 2022-01-10T12:30:00Z The EU is the real villain in the Poland‑Belarus migrant crisis https://www.dal.ca/news/2022/01/07/the-eu-is-the-real-villain-in-the-poland-belarus-migrant-crisis.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews The European Union is attempting to portray eastern European countries as racists infringing upon the human rights of refugees. But it’s the EU itself that’s primarily to blame for the refugee crisis, write Raluca Bejan and Salim Nabi. Research Health Professions Social Work Fri, 07 Jan 2022 12:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2022/01/07/the-eu-is-the-real-villain-in-the-poland-belarus-migrant-crisis.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Raluca Bejan and Salim Nabi 2022-01-07T12:30:00Z Indica and sativa labels are largely meaningless when it comes to cannabis complexities https://www.dal.ca/news/2022/01/07/cannabis-labels-study-indica-sativa.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Cannabis labelling is often misleading. Labelling cannabis products with quantities of key compounds will help consumers make informed decisions, writes Sophie Watts. Agriculture Research Women In Research Fri, 07 Jan 2022 12:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2022/01/07/cannabis-labels-study-indica-sativa.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Sophie Watts 2022-01-07T12:30:00Z Order of magnitude: Dal researchers, alumni join Order of Canada ranks https://www.dal.ca/news/2022/01/06/order-of-magnitude--dal-researchers--alumni-join-order-of-canada.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dalhousie’s Patricia Livingston (Medicine), Mary Brooks (Management) and Allan S. MacDonald (Medicine) have all led careers defined by service, achievement and community commitment. Now, their legacies are being celebrated with one of this country's highest honours: the Order of Canada. Alumni Management Medicine News Thu, 06 Jan 2022 15:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2022/01/06/order-of-magnitude--dal-researchers--alumni-join-order-of-canada.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Ryan McNutt, with files from Sarah Zwaan and Nicole Maunsell 2022-01-06T15:00:00Z A "Clever" partnership means good news for the wild blueberry industry https://www.dal.ca/news/2022/01/06/a--clever--partnership-means-good-news-for-the-wild-blueberry-in.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews The Faculty of Agriculture and Clever Fruit Products, a N.S.-based food firm, are partnering to conduct research on converting locally grown wild blueberries to high-value food ingredients. Research Agriculture Thu, 06 Jan 2022 12:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2022/01/06/a--clever--partnership-means-good-news-for-the-wild-blueberry-in.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Stephanie Rogers 2022-01-06T12:30:00Z Propelling Nova Scotia’s health priorities https://www.dal.ca/news/2022/01/05/research-nova-scotia-grants-propell-the-province-s-health-priori.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Research Nova Scotia awards nine Dalhousie researchers across four different Faculties with grants geared to send their work in important new directions. Research Science Medicine Health Professions Women In Research Wed, 05 Jan 2022 12:30:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2022/01/05/research-nova-scotia-grants-propell-the-province-s-health-priori.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Andrew Riley 2022-01-05T12:30:00Z 2021: The year in stories https://www.dal.ca/news/2021/12/21/dalhousie-2021-year-in-stories.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews These 25 stories provide a window into a year filled with discoveries, emerging strengths, community spirit and the resolve to tackle challenges and thrive in the process. News Tue, 21 Dec 2021 11:07:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2021/12/21/dalhousie-2021-year-in-stories.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Matt Reeder 2021-12-21T11:07:00Z Pets of Dalhousie, Holiday edition: Have your say on Best‑Dressed Pet https://www.dal.ca/news/2021/12/20/pets-of-dalhousie-holiday-best-dressed.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Festive felines, dashing dogs, and a cheerful rabbit — we've seen some special holiday sights over the past week. Now, it's time to vote for Best-Dressed Pet! Community & Culture Mon, 20 Dec 2021 12:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2021/12/20/pets-of-dalhousie-holiday-best-dressed.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Staff 2021-12-20T12:00:00Z Fido may know more than you think: Dal researchers discover dogs respond to upwards of 89 words https://www.dal.ca/news/2021/12/17/fido-may-know-more-than-you-think--dalhousie-researchers-discove.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Most dogs have a handle on basic commands like ‘sit’ or ‘stay,’ but new Dalhousie research shows canines can respond to an astonishing 89 words and phrases on average, with some responding to many more. Research Psychology Science Fri, 17 Dec 2021 12:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2021/12/17/fido-may-know-more-than-you-think--dalhousie-researchers-discove.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Alison Auld 2021-12-17T12:00:00Z Remembering a Dal biologist's influence and legacy through interactive art https://www.dal.ca/news/2021/12/17/remembering-ram--influential-dal-biologist-remembered-through-in.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews A son's more-than-meets-the-eye painting of his late father pays tribute to a world-renowned conservationist whose international influence was matched only by his generosity as a mentor. Biology News Science Fri, 17 Dec 2021 12:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2021/12/17/remembering-ram--influential-dal-biologist-remembered-through-in.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Jocelyn Adams (with files from Matt Reeder) 2021-12-17T12:00:00Z This engineer and his students tapped into beer making this term. The results were delicious. https://www.dal.ca/news/2021/12/17/beer-making-course-dalhousie.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Gianfranco Mazzanti's Brewing Science course offers students interested in process engineering a compelling real-world application to test their knowledge. Engineering Community & Culture Fri, 17 Dec 2021 12:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2021/12/17/beer-making-course-dalhousie.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Mandy King 2021-12-17T12:00:00Z 3 ways to handle awkward conversations about vaccine status this holiday season https://www.dal.ca/news/2021/12/16/3-ways-to-handle-awkward-conversations-about-vaccine-status-this.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Michael Ungar, a family therapist and professor in the School of Social Work at Dalhousie, shares tips on comfortable and constructive ways to talk about vaccine status this holiday season. Student Life Health Professions News Thu, 16 Dec 2021 12:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2021/12/16/3-ways-to-handle-awkward-conversations-about-vaccine-status-this.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Lauren Phillips 2021-12-16T12:00:00Z Dal embraces Black studies research with new university‑wide institute https://www.dal.ca/news/2021/12/16/dalhousie-embraces-black-studies-research-with-new-university-wi.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews The Black Studies Research Institute, approved in November by the university’s Senate and Board of Governors, will serve as a centre of excellence supporting the work of established and emerging Black scholars at the university and beyond. Research Women In Research News Thu, 16 Dec 2021 12:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2021/12/16/dalhousie-embraces-black-studies-research-with-new-university-wi.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Matt Reeder 2021-12-16T12:00:00Z World‑leading geriatrician and anti‑ageism campaigner wins the Ryman Prize https://www.dal.ca/news/2021/12/15/world_leading-geriatrician-and-antiageism-campaigner-wins-the-ry.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dr. Kenneth Rockwood is the seventh winner of the international health prize, which recognizes the best work carried out anywhere in the world that has enhanced quality of life for older people. Medicine Research Community & Culture Wed, 15 Dec 2021 12:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2021/12/15/world_leading-geriatrician-and-antiageism-campaigner-wins-the-ry.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews The Ryman Foundation, with files from Jason Bremner 2021-12-15T12:00:00Z 4 simple tips to stay healthy during the holidays and beyond https://www.dal.ca/news/2021/12/15/4-simple-tips-to-stay-healthy-during-the-holidays-and-beyond.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Sara Kirk, a professor in the School of Health and Human Performance at Dal and scientific director of the Healthy Populations Institute, shares insights on how to build and maintain healthy habits during this festive yet stressful time and carry those into the year ahead. Health Professions News Wed, 15 Dec 2021 12:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2021/12/15/4-simple-tips-to-stay-healthy-during-the-holidays-and-beyond.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Ariel Mackenzie 2021-12-15T12:00:00Z Beijing Olympics: Canada, the U.K. and others join Biden’s diplomatic boycott, but it’s not enough https://www.dal.ca/news/2021/12/14/beijing-olympics--canada--the-u-k--and-others-join-biden-s-diplo.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews As long as athletes stand witness to the Olympic flame in Beijing and compete in the games, complacency will overshadow any message of condemnation, write Robert Huish and Simon C Darnell. News Tue, 14 Dec 2021 12:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2021/12/14/beijing-olympics--canada--the-u-k--and-others-join-biden-s-diplo.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Robert Huish and Simon C Darnell 2021-12-14T12:00:00Z Bragging rights: 'The quality of Christmas trees that you're getting out of Nova Scotia is unmatched' https://www.dal.ca/news/2021/12/14/balsam-fir-christmas-tree-nova-scotia.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Hear from Dal alum and Christmas tree specialist Jay Woodworth about why Nova Scotia is known worldwide for the quality of its balsam fir trees and how the province has made huge strides in producing them. Agriculture Research Women In Research Tue, 14 Dec 2021 12:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2021/12/14/balsam-fir-christmas-tree-nova-scotia.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Staff 2021-12-14T12:00:00Z Legacy Awards 2021: Dal showcases excellence in research, teaching, service and more https://www.dal.ca/news/2021/12/13/dalhousie-legacy-awards-2021.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Here are all the 2021 Legacy Awards recipients for Dal faculty and staff, showcasing excellence in research, teaching, service and more. Mon, 13 Dec 2021 12:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2021/12/13/dalhousie-legacy-awards-2021.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Kelly Taylor 2021-12-13T12:00:00Z Rising star: Award‑winning Dal Computer Science researcher focuses on improving our connectivity https://www.dal.ca/news/2021/12/13/network-design-smart-home-cities-monitoring.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Dal's Israat Haque, recipient of three separate awards in 2021 including an N2Women Rising Star in Computer Networking and Communications award, explores how digital networks function and how they might be improved to benefit personal and professional activities. Computer Science Research Women In Research Mon, 13 Dec 2021 12:00:00 GMT https://www.dal.ca/news/2021/12/13/network-design-smart-home-cities-monitoring.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews Becca Rawcliffe 2021-12-13T12:00:00Z