Archived posts for Oceans Week:

Oceans Gala photos

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Not able to attend the Oceans Gala on June 2, 2011? See some of the photos of the event.

Oceans Gala 2011 – Oceans Power

Seminars: Week of June 6-10, 2011

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Oceans Week public lecture
Monday, June 6, 2011 @ 7:00 p.m.
Speaker: Sara Iverson, Professor of Biology, Dalhousie University
Title: What Top Predators Can Tell Us About Ocean Ecosystems
Ondaatje Hall, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

3:30pm
LSC 2266 – Group Testing Room, Psychology (Psychology Colloquium)
Dr. Ramesh Mishra who is visiting us from the University of Allahabad, India, for the month of June will be giving a talk entitled:
Attention and individual differences: Studies with bilinguals and illiterates.

World Oceans Day

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
7 p.m.
Arts and the Sea: A Celebration
An Evening with Paul Kennedy (Host of CBC’s Ideas) and Ocean-Inspired Artists
Scotiabank Auditorium, McCain Building
Dalhousie University, 6135 University Avenue
Free Admission
Reception and Cash Bar to Follow
Artists involved include:

  • Kathy Mac, Poet
  • Dusan Kadlec, Painter
  • Donna Morrissey, Author
  • Scott Macmillan, Composer
  • Damian Lidgard, Photographer
  • Jennyfer Brickenden, Librettist

Thursday, June 9th, 2011
4:00 p.m.
Room 3-H1 (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and CGEB Seminar)
Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building
Dr. Trevor Lawley
Bacterial Pathogenesis Group
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Cambridge, U.K.
“Transmission and Evolution of Clostridium difficile”

Upcoming Seminars:

Wednesday, June 15, 2011
1:30 pm
Chemistry 226 (Chemistry Seminar)
Professor Kevin M. Smith
Department of Chemistry
University of British Columbia Okanagan
Exploring Reversible Chromium-Alkyl Bond Homolysis with Well-defined CpCr(Nacnac)(R) Complexes

Friday, June 17, 2011
1:30pm
Room 226, Chemistry (Chemistry seminar)
Professor Paul G. Hayes
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Lethbridge
Toward Rare Earth Imido Complexes: A Synthetic, Kinetic, and Mechanistic Study

Marine Biology Fun Days

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As part of Oceans Week celebrations, the Faculty of Science will be busy welcoming almost 600 students in grades 9-12 from across the province for our 1st annual Marine Biology Fun Days event taking place June 6-8, 2011.

For more information on school events, visit the P-12 Educators website, or contact Theresa Myra, School Outreach-Faculty of Science at Theresa.myra@dal.ca or by telephone at (902) 494-6448.

To learn more about activities taking place, please visit the Oceans Week website.

Upcoming Seminars

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It’s going to be a busy couple of weeks, with Oceans Week and many World Oceans Day related events happening.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
7:30 p.m.
Speaker: Larry Mayer, Director, Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, University of New Hampshire
Title: New Approaches to Seafloor Mapping: From D-Day to Deepwater Horizon
Ondaatje Hall, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue

Wednesday, June 2, 2011
8 am to 5 pm
Halifax Marine Research Institute – First Annual Symposium
Scotia Bank Auditorium, Marion McCain Building
Dalhousie University
The symposium is open to the public but please register in advance. RSVP to HMRI@dal.ca. There is no admission fee.

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

For more information please visit the Dalhousie Oceans Week website.

Friday, June 3, 2011
7:00 p.m.
Speaker: Boris Worm, Professor of Biology, Dalhousie University
Title: Saving the Blue Planet: Patterns, Trends and Prospects for Marine Biodiversity
Ondaatje Hall, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue

Monday, June 6, 2011
7:00 p.m.
Speaker: Sara Iverson, Professor of Biology, Dalhousie University
Title: What Top Predators Can Tell Us About Ocean Ecosystems
Ondaatje Hall, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue

World Oceans Day – Wednesday, June 8, 2011
7 p.m.
Arts and the Sea: A Celebration
An Evening with Paul Kennedy (Host of CBC’s Ideas) and Ocean-Inspired Artists
Scotiabank Auditorium, McCain Building
Dalhousie University, 6135 University Avenue
Free Admission
Reception and Cash Bar to Follow
Artists involved include:

  • Kathy Mac, Poet
  • Dusan Kadlec, Painter
  • Donna Morrissey, Author
  • Scott Macmillan, Composer
  • Damian Lidgard, Photographer
  • Jennyfer Brickenden, Librettist

Thursday, June 9th, 2011
4:00 p.m.
Room 3-H1 (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and CGEB Seminar)
Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building
Dr. Trevor Lawley
Bacterial Pathogenesis Group
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Cambridge, U.K.
“Transmission and Evolution of Clostridium difficile”

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 HMRI@dal.ca
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

Oceans Week public lectures

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Join us for Oceans Week's public lectures

Dalhousie Oceans Week

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Dalhousie Oceans Week (June 1 to 8, 2011) celebrates the powerful role and the incredible potential that the oceans sector has in our economy, environment and culture.

Home to groundbreaking research and a strong cluster of emerging oceans industries, Halifax is quickly becoming a globally-recognized hub of oceans expertise. Dalhousie Oceans Week brings leaders in government, science, industry and research, along with the public, to share knowledge and build energy as we work together to transform “Canada’s Ocean Playground” into Canada’s ocean powerhouse.

Dalhousie Oceans Week is hosted by Dalhousie University, an established world-leader in oceans research, development and innovation. Through many initiatives, Dalhousie is helping translate Nova Scotian research into economic opportunity and environmental solutions.

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