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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

 

CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT

SPEAKER: DR. JOHN M. ROSCOE, PROFESSOR EMERITUS, CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT, ACADIA UNIVERSITY

TITLE: THE KINETICS AND DYNAMICS OF REACTIONS OF HALOGEN ATOMS WITH VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27/2020 IN ELLIOTT HALL ROOM#303 AT 12:00 NOON

 

JODREY SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

HONOURS THESE DEFENCE: EXAMINING AND IMPROVING THE TIMEKEEPING ACCURACY OF ANDROID - YIXIN YANG

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25/2020 IN CARNEGIE HALL ROOM#410 AT 2:00PM

 

SPEAKER: DR. SAGEEV OORE - DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY

TITLE: GENERATING MUSIC AND AUDIO WITH MACHINE LEARNING

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25/2020 IN K. C. IRVING CENTRE AUDITORIUM AT 4:30PM

 

INFORMATION SESSION: RESEARCH INTENSIVE CYBER KNOWLEDGE STUDIES & SCHOLARSHIP

DR. ARASH HABIBI LASHKARI - RESEARCH MANAGER, CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF CYBERSECURITY

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28/2020 IN CARNEGIE HALL ROOM#113 AT 2:30PM

 

PHYSICS DEPARTMENT

SPEAKER: DR. MICHAEL ROBERTSON - PHYSICS DEPARTMENT, ACADIA UNIVERSITY

TITLE: RECOVERING CONTRAST IN DOCUMENTS USING OPTICAL METHODS

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26/2020 IN HUGGINS SCIENCE HALL ROOM#206 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, FEBRUARY 25/2020 IN THE K. C. IRVING CENTRE AUDITORIUM FROM 7:00PM TO 10:00PM:

KAIWALYA PUNTAMBEKAR - GUT MICROBIOME AND DIABETES

RACHAEL MOSS - FOOD FOR THOUGHT: ANTHOCYANINS IN BLUEBERRIES LINKED TO ENHANCE COGNITION IN STUDENTS

LISA WANG - UNDERSTANDING THE BENEFIT OF THE TRADITIONAL FERMENTED SOYBEAN FOOD IN CHINA

DAFEI LIAN - LITTLE CREATURES IN THE GUT: THE WAY PEOPLE FEED THEM AFFECT HOW THEY MANAGE BODY WEIGHT

ROBYN MACDONALD - CHILDHOOD FOOD INSECURITY: IMPACTS ON QUALITY OF LIFE THROUGH ADULTHOOD

NATALIE JENSEN - FROM BELLY TO BRIAN: HOW THE GUT MICROBIOME IMPACTS SCHIZOPHRENIA

SHANIA DAURIE - ENVIRONMENT, DIET, STRESS: THE AFFECT OF THE COMPOSITION OF THE GUT MICROBIOME PRE AND POST-NATAL

BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT

SPEAKER: DR. JEREMY LUNDHOLM, DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY, SAINT MARY'S UNIVERSITY

TOPIC: MORE STUFF OR MORE KINDS? PRODUCTIVITY VS HETEROGENEITY AS DRIVERS OF SPECIES COEXISTENCE AND ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONING

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13/2020 IN BAC ROOM#238 AT 11:30AM

MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT

SPEAKER: DR. ALFRED GERARD NOEL, UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, BOSTON

TOPIC: A COMBINATORIAL TESSELLATION OF THE WEYL CHAMBER

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14/2020 IN HUGGINS SCIENCE HALL ROOM#141 AT 3:00PM

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.

BRETTE MACEY & HEATHER STROTHER -3D PUREED FOOD PRINTING: ROLE IN REDUCING MALNUTRITION RATES IN PEOPLE LIVING WITH DYSPHAGIA

HALEY JENKINS -TOO MUCH FOOD FOR THOUGHT? NUTRITION TRANSITION AND THE GLOBAL OBESITY EPIDEMIC

RACHEL GATES FLAHERTY - COMPETITIVE EATING: HOW IT WORKS AND ASSOCIATED HEALTH EFFECTS

LYNDSAY LANG - BREAKFAST PROGRAMS EFFECTS ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN LOW INCOME SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN

MAGGIE LAFORTUNE - BEST PRACTICES FOR NUTRITION EDUCATION IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

TAYLOR MCDOWELL - THICKENED ICE CREAM RECIPE FOR USE IN LTC FACILITIES