Seminars Happening March 2 - 6/20202

Faculty of Pure and Applied Science

40th Annual Huggins Science Seminar

Speaker: Dr. Jessica Fanzo - Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Global Food and Agriculture Policy and Ethics at the Berman Institute of Bioethics, the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at the Johns Hopkins University in the USA.

Topic: Eating in the Anthropocene - The Seminar will examine the complex interactions among food systems, our diets, human health, and the climate crisis. In doing so, it will describe the changes that must occur in food systems to ensure human health and environmental sustainability.

Monday, March 2/2020 in Huggins Science Hall Room#10 at 7:00pm

Reception to Follow - Everyone Welcome!


Biology Department

Speaker: Dr. Patricia Wright - Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph

Topic: Phenotypic plasticity across life stages: lessons from amphibious fishes

Thursday, March 5/2020 in Beveridge Arts Centre Room#236 at 11:30am


Earth and Environmental Science Department

Speaker: Dr. Tim Fedak - Curator of Geology for the Nova Scotia Museum

Topic: Letters to Dawson - History of Nova Scotia Geoscience (1840-1860)

Wednesday, March 4/2020 in Huggins Science Hall Room#336 at 12:30pm


Jodrey School of Computer Science

Speaker: Hosted by the Acadia Institute for Data Analytics

Topic: Data Science Pioneers Documentary Screening

Friday, March 6/2020 in Carnegie Hall Room#113 at 4:30pm


School of Nutrition and Dietetics

Senior Seminar (NUTR 4903) is the capstone course for the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition in the School of Nutrition and Dietetics. Students engage in independent research projects on a topic of their choice related to food, nutrition, and/or dietetics. The course is a celebration of learning, drawing on courses taken throughout the degree. Campus and community members are most welcome.

Presentations for Tuesday, March 3/2020 in K. C. Irving Centre Auditorium from 7:00pm to 10:00pm:

Jenn McIntosh - Eating for Two: An Examination of Prenatal Nutrition Education

Ben Brown - What Nutrition Support is Available to Athletes at Small Canadian Universities and is it Useful?

Robin McLennan - Wounds 101: The Role of a Dietician in Pressure Injury Treatment in Long Term Care

Rachel Powell - Family Ties: The Maternal and Infant life-cycle of the "Double Burden" or Malnutrition

Kim Parsons - Standardized Care Protocol vs The 'Whole' Person. The Way Patients Are Being Treated in Hospitalized Settings

Blaine Saulnier - The History of Nutrition Education and Home Economics in Nova Scotia's Middle and High Schools


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