With a wave of new grants from Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) announced Thursday by the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, Dalhousie will receive more than $1.5 million for research in the social sciences and humanities.
The Breast Cancer Society of Canada (BCSC) today announced $250,000 in funding to the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University, for a research project led by Dr. Paola Marignani. The project aims to identify unique markers associated with HER2+ breast cancer recurrence at the single-cell level.
Clinical psychology and psychiatry researcher Sherry Stewart will lead a new Atlantic Canadian research “node” dedicated to guiding substance use health policies and practices funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
Today (June 2), Gregory Fairn was announced as a Tier 1 CRC and Javeria Hashmi was renewed for a second term as a Tier 2 CRC. The CRC program provides the funding necessary for Canada’s post-secondary institutions to attract and retain the world’s best research talent.
A program at Dalhousie Medical School is creating opportunities for students and community partners to contribute to the commitment to social accountability and the Faculty’s strategic pillar of Serving and Engaging Society. On May 3, the Community-Engaged Service Learning Program year-end celebration commemorated its community partners and second-year medical students who had completed their experiences and projects.
Maria Laura Todesco, Public Relations student, Nova Scotia Community College
Thursday, May 26, 2022
One in eight Canadian women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. Every day, promising new research is adding to our understanding of this disease, leading to better diagnosis and treatments. So, when Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute (BHCRI) scientific director Dr. Gerry Johnston and his wife Judy lost their only daughter Jen to advanced breast cancer last year, they could think of no better way to honour Jen’s legacy than by asking family and friends to donate to BHCRI.
Jason Bremner, Allie Fournier, and Kate Rogers
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
It’s a special time of year at Dalhousie—convocation. It symbolizes both a beginning and an end. A celebration of one’s time as a student, and a time to acknowledge the great potential to demonstrate the skills acquired during training. It’s a time to say goodbye to years as an undergraduate student and look ahead to exciting new opportunities.
Half a million Canadians are living with dementia and one in five Canadians has cared for someone with dementia. Dementia is an umbrella term for many conditions causing “loss of memory, language, problem-solving and other thinking abilities that are severe enough to interfere with daily life.”
Medical Research Graduate Program PhD student Jasmine Mah was the winner of the finals of Dalhousie's 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. 3MT challenges research-based master’s and doctoral students to distill their research into three-minute chunks for a non-specialist audience, with a single PowerPoint slide permitted as a visual aid.