Archived posts for 2011 May 24:

Science Fun and Discovery Days at Dal


The Faculty of Science, Dean’s Office has been extremely busy with School Outreach this May and June 2011 with our ever popular Faculty of Science Fun and Discovery Days events. These annual events for youth in grades 6-12 offer Nova Scotia teachers an educational and exciting hands-on field trip for their students. This year we had 5 departments offer events for Nova Scotia youth:

  • Psychology & Neuroscience Days – May 4 & 5
  • Physics Fun and Discovery Days – May 9-13
  • Math Fun Days – May 16-20
  • Discover Chemistry Days – May 17-19
  • Marine Biology Fun Days – June 6-8
Students board buses after a fun and exciting morning in the Faculty of Science!

Students board buses after a fun and exciting morning in the Faculty of Science!

There is one event left to take place – our 1st annual Marine Biology Fun Days. This is one of many events being planned as part of Dalhousie’s Oceans Week activities. This event is open to school groups in grades 8-12. Space is limited.

For more information, visit the P to 12 Educators website.

Seminars: Week of May 24-27, 2011

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Chase 319
Mathematics Colloquium
Gert Almkvist (University of Lund, Sweden)
‘Ramanujan-like formulas for 1/pi^2 and String Theory’,

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
11.30 a.m.
Dal Biology 5th floor lounge (LSC)
SPECIAL BIOLOGY SEMINAR: Well-known fisheries biologist Terry Quinn from the University of Alaska will give a talk titled Incorporating biological and environmental realism into fisheries stock assessment.

Upcoming Seminars:

June 2 at 8 am to 5 pm
Halifax Marine Research Institute – First Annual Symposium
Scotia Bank Auditorium, Marion McCain Building
Dalhousie University
No Charge for admission; RSVP to
For schedule please visit the Oceans Week Events website.

8:45-10:00 – “Marine Observation, Prediction & Response” by Pierre Bahurel, General Manager, Mercator Ocean, France
10:00-11:15 – “Marine Resource Conservation, Biodiversity and Risk assessment” by Steve Murawski, University of South Florida
11:45-1300 – “Marine Renewable Energy” by Philip Pienkos and Anna Redden
14:00-1515 – “Maritime Security” chaired by Jack Cornett
15:45-1700 – “Marine Policy and Governance” by Doris Konig, Bucerius Law School