Calling all FIGS Ocean students/TAs:
We are having a FIGS reunion on Tuesday, January 8 from 4:30-6:30PM in the 5th floor Biology Lounge (LSC), and you are all invited!
Personally, I would really like to see as many of you as possible and hear about your trials/tribulations/triumphs since we last spoke. Unfortunately, the downside of not being on social media is reduced social interactions – but I’d much prefer to hear from you in person anyway, so I hope to see all of you next Tuesday. If you can’t make it, you’re always welcome to drop me a line or swing by my office (Room 2-31 in the Steele Ocean Sciences Building).
Happy New Year and see you soon!
There will be NO CLASS on Friday, November 16th, 2018, due to Dalhousie's Reading Week.
The following week's class (Nov. 23) will be hosted by R2M2 (Ronnie, Rebecca, Mark, and Mike) - you don't want to miss it!
Hope you have a great break - as always, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to drop me an email. I'll be around all week, so don't hesitate to contact me!
The Dalhousie Association of Marine Biology Students Annual General Meeting (yes, it's quite a mouthful, hence the abbreviation to 'DAMS AGM') is happening on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at 5:30PM in the 5th floor Biology Lounge (LSC). You 'otter' check it out (sorry, I can't resist a good pun).
First meeting of 2018 is on Friday, January 26th, 2018, at 1:30PM in the FIGS room (Wallace McCain Learning Commons) - i.e. exactly the same schedule as last term.
During this meeting, we'll discuss what you'd like to use future meeting times for.
Note: this is entirely voluntary; as such, no academic credit will be given, and all are welcome (even if you've moved on to a different field of study). Feel free to invite friends/classmates who are interested in oceans.
The Dalhousie Association of Marine Biology Students (DAMS) is heading to Blue Beach to find some fossils on October 21st, 2017. For more information, you can:
1. Check out their Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/dalmarine/
2. Send them an email: email@example.com
3. Visit them in person: Room 2114, LSC
This Friday, we'll be talking about science in the media. Actually, it's more like we'll be experiencing science in the media. I won't go into any more detail here - but you don't want to miss it, as I assure you that the class will NOT be what you're expecting!*
If you are already interested in this topic (or if you find yourself intrigued after Friday!), you may want to take a look at a superb summer course run by Concordia University (it is intended for graduate students, but if this is your passion, it never hurts to apply!). I can personally vouch for it, as I attended this year, and it was among the best courses I've ever taken**. Scientific communication is one of my favourite hobbies (insert shameless plug for my website here), so feel free to start a conversation about it with me any time!
*Note my (rather transparent) analogous attempt at 'clickbait'
**This is NOT an attempt at hyperbole, although exaggerations of this sort will be explored on Friday
Congratulations on surviving your first week! (insert appropriate celebratory emoticon - emoji? - here)
As promised, the "answers" and presentation from today's crazy fun class (nod and smile, everyone) will be posted soon.
See you next week! (note that this is a statement, not a question [smiley, welcoming face])
(really; I didn't make it up!)
Every five years, the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO) has a public open house. Why not get together with your fellow FIG 0004 students and check it out?
BIO EXPO 2017 (Bedford Institute of Oceanography's open house)
September 23-24, 2017
Bedford Institute of Oceanography
1 Challenger Dr, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 4A2
"Science is competitive, but in oceanography we've always believed that sharing data is better than keeping it to yourself because it fosters more innovation."
- Dr. Blair Greenan, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
For further information, check out: