Archived posts for 2011 November 28:

Holiday Wine Tasting

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On Thursday, November 24, 2011, the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences hosted a holiday wine tasting event for alumni. The event also invited the Atlantic Deans conference attendees.

Alumnus and sommelier Jonathan Wilson (BSc Biology 2005) taught about wines, food pairings, and the historical, cultural and scientific roots of this popular beverage.

Photos by Dawna MacIvor.

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Excellence In Teaching award winner

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Dr Chris Moore, Dean of Science, presents Andrea Fraser with her Faculty of Science Award for Excellence in Teaching plaque.

Dr. Andrea Fraser, faculty member in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, is this year’s recipient of the Faculty of Science Award for Excellence in Teaching.

The citation states that Andrea has taken traditional classroom teaching to its highest level through meticulous preparation, great clarity, and sensitive presentation. This is combined with individual guidance and respect for students at all levels of ability. In the words of a student:

“Dr. Fraser displays all aspects of a wonderful teacher: immense knowledge, solid organization, clear love of the subject matter, genuine interest in the students, complete approachability, and an ability to convey even advanced principles from the ground up without losing the students.”

Congratulations, Andrea!

Seminars: Week of November 28 – December 2, 2011

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Monday, November 28, 2011
3:30 – 4:30pm
Chase 319 (Colloquium Room)
Mathematics Colloquium
Francis Valiquette (Dalhousie University): “Inductive moving frames”

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
11:30 a.m.
Milligan Room, 8th Floor Biology-Earth Sciences Wing,
Life Sciences Centre, Dalhousie University
EARTH SCIENCES SEMINAR
Dr. Laetitia Le Pourhiet
MCF – Institut des Sciences de la Terre Paris – UPMC
“Impact of Structural Inheritance and 3D Boundary Conditions on the Stretching of the Continental Crust: Insights from 2 and 3D Thermomechanical Modelling”

7:30pm
Museum of Natural History Auditorium, 1747 Summer St., Halifax (NSIS Public Lecture)
Cameron Ells
Chair of the Shubenacadie Canal Commission
“There and Back Again: Along the Shubenacadie Canal in 1861 – Between HRM and the Bay of Fundy”
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