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News from Atlantic Canada’s science and research community.

Welcome from the Chair, September 2011

A New Term – A New Name – A New Look As students return to books and classrooms, and professors to PowerPoint, a sense of anticipation grows on the campuses of Atlantic Canada.  What will this course be like?  Can I really learn (or teach) this stuff well?  What new

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Welcome from the Chair, September 2012

It’s September again; time for the routine to get re-established. Time for those time-worn words, “back to school.” Welcome back! Those of us employed in university education have the benefit of two new years each year – the calendar new year in January, and the “academic year” which generally is

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Welcome from the Chair, September 2014

A new school year, another set of eager faces in the university classrooms … another pile of labs and assignments to be marked. September always brings its highs and lows! I hope you have enjoyed a summer with many opportunities for discovery, production, and maybe even a bit of relaxation.

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Welcome from the Chair, September 2013

By the time you read this message, the school year will be well under way.  The first few labs will be done (and hopefully marked), exam schedules are probably posted at most institutions, and we are well into the routine of classes.  It always surprises me how easily we fit

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Five Atlantic researchers receive Canada Research Chairs funding

Five researchers from Atlantic Canadian universities were awarded NSERC grants in the latest round of Canada Research Chairs funding: Kimberley C. Hall Canada Research Chair in Ultrafast Science Dalhousie University Tier 2 $500,000 (Renewal) Nelson O’Driscoll Canada Research Chair in Environmental Biogeochemistry Acadia University Tier 2 $500,000 (Renewal) Lev Tarasov

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Canadian Foundation for Innovation announces results for Atlantic Canada January 2012

Acadia University Human Motion Laboratory – $322,291 Cape Breton University Electric Fish Behavioural Neuroendocrinology Laboratory – $228,582 Dalhousie University Establishing a Unique High Temperature Thermal Analysis Facility to Conduct Advanced Materials Processing Research (*Funding for Research Infrastructure Associated with a NSERC Industrial Chair) – $124,998 Contribution of the lysosomal Ca2+/Fe2+

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