Posts Tagged ‘Dalhousie’

Organic matter in the Arctic Ocean

In the late 19th century, Norwegian explorers learned about the transpolar drift in the Arctic Ocean during an attempt to cross the northernmost point on earth.   Today, scientists are still venturing to the top of the world, but each with different goals in mind.   “The transpolar drift moves water from the Siberian shelf out through the Fram Strait and out through the east side of…

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Making student healthcare more accessible

In this image: Medication.

The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) Health and Dental Plan Office recently took steps to improve accessibility at Dalhousie University.  The office installed a mini fridge: a measure taken to better accommodate students whose prescription medications, like insulin, require refrigeration.   Until this change, those who require refrigerated medication had it delivered in a styrofoam cold pack, which is designed to…

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Briefs of the week

Two unlit jack-o-lanterns on a wooden table.

Week of Oct. 25, 2018 Trick or Eat 2018 On Halloween, a team of Dalhousie University students will be going door-to-door to collect non-perishable food items for the Dalhousie Student Union Food Bank and Feed Nova Scotia. To register, click here. Talking transit Last week, Halifax Regional Municipality announced the launch of Talk Transit: a…

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Expanding on the arts

Jacqueline Warwick feels the expansion of the Dalhousie Arts Centre will put the university “in line with other music schools.”  Warwick is the director of the Fountain School of Performing Arts, which formed in 2014 when Dalhousie University’s music and theatre departments merged. Construction has now begun to improve the 50-year-old Arts Centre, which will eventually be equipped with a new three-storey…

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Hocus Bipocus

Racism.  A pretty scary word isn’t it? When considering the ways in which racism can play out and the devastating effect it continues to have on the lives of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) worldwide it is clear that something must be done.        What’s fascinating to me is that people are more…

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Briefs of the week

Week of Oct. 8, 2018 Editor’s note: Two of these briefs mention sexual assault IDEA Project opens On Wednesday, Oct. 10, Dalhousie University officially unveiled its IDEA Project – a renewal of the Sexton campus. Announced in September 2016, the $64-million project received $32 million from the Government of Canada. The result includes the Emera IDEA…

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No place to call home

The students of Halifax universities are struggling to find affordable apartments.  “My original intention was to get an apartment for myself. After a little searching, I realized that was a bit of a pipe dream,” says Nicole Rushton, a second-year student at Saint Mary’s University. Rushton moved to Halifax two years ago to work and pursue her education, and she has been…

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Briefs of the week

Week of Sept. 24, 2018 No smoking on municipal property starting mid-October Amendments to Halifax’s “respecting nuisances bylaw” will go ahead as planned starting Oct. 15. Over the summer, Halifax Regional Council voted to prohibit smoking or vaping on municipal property except in designated locations. This includes both tobacco and cannabis. The designated locations have…

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Dal’s hidden gem

A Dalhousie University society called Dal iGEM is gearing up for this year’s upcoming iGEM conference in Boston. There, along with teams from all over the world, Dal iGEM will present their latest genetic engineering research.   iGEM or International Genetically Engineered Machine, is an international genetic engineering competition. It originated in the early 2000s at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Today, there are more than…

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The Mount makes strides for those who face the crimson tide

Nikki Jamieson believes menstrual health products should be free and accessible in public spaces.  “It’s no different than toilet paper or paper towel,” said Jamieson, President of the Mount Saint Vincent University Students’ Union. “Menstruating is a bodily function.”  After a solid year of lobbying on the union’s part, MSVU has become the first university in the province…

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