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Events Archive 2007


Dalhousie Main Computer Systems Update 3
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Dal's main systems will be unavailable from 6:15 to 8 pm during a scheduled repair window.

Stay tuned for information on the mail server status.

Department websites on independent servers are unaffected.

Graduate Student Symposium
Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Put this one in your calendar. Our grad students are showcased in this one day symposium of presentations reviewing topical issues in Biochemistry.

Check the Seminar Schedule as the event approaches.

Spring Break
Monday, February 26, 2007
Study break begins on February 19.

Classes resume on February 26.

Appreciation Day in Rainey's Lab
Thursday, February 22, 2007

An appreciation session has been scheduled for the renovation of Jan Rainey's lab in 10N.

This session will be held on Thursday February 22, 2007 in Theatre C from 3 pm to 4 pm.

Jan will provide a short talk on what he plans to do with the space renovated by Facilities Management. Please extend an invitation to your staff to come and learn what research will be conducted.

Lab Hazard Training
Friday, February 16, 2007

A training session for Non-Technical Support Staff will be offered by the Environmental Health and Safety office. The session is conducted by Pauline Jones and Bill Louch who will touch on chemical, biological and radiological hazards.

If you would like to attend, a reply to Barb is requested by Thursday February 15th, at which time the list of names will be forwarded to the Safety Office.

The session would be about two hours in duration and printed material will be provided for future reference. The specific date is yet to be determined.


Last day to drop with a "W"
Monday, March 12, 2007
The last day to drop Winter semester classes with a grade of "W" is March 12, 2007.

Honour's Student Presentations
Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Set aside March 21 & 22 to support our Honour's Students.


April Exam Schedule - Biochemistry Classes
Monday, April 23, 2007

Exam Schedule - Biochemistry

Class Section Date Time Location
BIOC 1420 01 Friday Apr 13 14:00 Dal Arena
BIOC 2020 01 Monday Apr 23 19:00 Dal Arena
BIOC 2030 01 Saturday Apr 21 19:00 Dal Arena
BIOC 2200 01 Friday Apr 20 09:00 Dal Arena
BIOC 2610 01 Thursday Apr 12 19:00 Dal Arena
BIOC 2610 02 Thursday Apr 12 19:00 Dal Arena
BIOC 3300 01 Thursday Apr 12 14:00 Dal Arena
BIOC 4010 01 Friday Apr 13 14:00 Dal Arena
BIOC 4305 01 Saturday Apr 14 14:00 Dal Arena
BIOC 4403 01 Tuesday Apr 10 14:00 Dal Arena
BIOC 4701 01 Wednesday Apr 11 14:00 Dal Arena
BIOC 4806 01 Saturday Apr 21 09:00 Dalplex
BIOC 4812 01 Monday Apr 09 14:00 McCain 2116
BIOC 4835 01 Thursday Apr 12 14:00 McCain 1198
BIOC 5010 01 Friday Apr 13 14:00 Dal Arena
BIOC 5305 01 Saturday Apr 14 14:00 Dal Arena
BIOC 5403 01 Tuesday Apr 10 14:00 Dal Arena


Fire Alarm Testing in May
Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Fire alarm testing will be conducted in the Tupper Building and Clinical Research Center on May 29th and 30th from 8 am to 4 pm. Music will be played through the speakers instead of tones.

Contact: Greg McNutt

D. Byers Discusses the Department's Future
Friday, May 18, 2007

The Headship Search Committee is pleased to extend an invitation to all members of the Department to meet with Dr. Byers to discuss his candidacy for this headship position and to provide feedback to the Committee.

Friday, May 18, 2007
12 noon
Theatre E

Dr. Byers will be present his views on the issues and challenges facing the Department.


Public Lecture: Nick Lane
Monday, June 25, 2007

There will be a public lecture on Monday June 25, 8:00-9:00 PM, in the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium (Dal Arts Centre). The speaker is Dr. Nick Lane, award-winning author of Oxygen: the molecule that made the world and Power, sex, suicide: mitochondria and the meaning of life, both from Oxford University Press.

The lecture is being held in conjunction with the 15th Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution, being held on campus June 24-28. You can find out more about Dr. Lane.

MegaSearch Class Visit
Friday, June 15, 2007

Grade five students from Atlantic View School will be visiting the Medical School to tour some of our labs and meet with some of our research scientists. These students submitted the winning science project in the annual MegaSearch Contest, which is part of the Medical School's annual MegaSearch program.

The students will be visiting lab 3-L as well as the labs of Drs. Sultan Darvesh, Victor Rafuse and Roger McLeod, between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Members of the media are invited to the MegaSearch tour and may also be touring these areas with the students and a representative of the Medical School.

MegaSearch is a cartoon-format curriculum supplement aimed at grade five students throughout the province with the goal to teach youngsters about local health research. As part of the program, they can participate in a science project competition. The entries are judged by a panel of Faculty of Medicine graduate students, and the winning class wins a trip to the Medical School.

For more information visit http://megasearch.medicine.dal.ca/index_eng.html


Changes to Undergrad Program - June 2007
Saturday, July 07, 2007
There have been policy changes that affect
  • course requirements in the fourth year of the program, related to what courses constitute core biochemistry classes
  • the requirement for physics among some Honours candidates

Consult the FAQ section of the Undergraduate Program content on our website


Update: Password Change Policy
Saturday, September 01, 2007

Changes to your NetID password

On May 16th Networks and Systems, in accordance with the university Password Policy, will implement a process that expires passwords.

The Password Policy can be found under Security and Privacy.

A month before password expiry you will receive an email notifying you that your password will expire in a month. If you do not change your password at that point you will receive warnings two weeks before and again a week before expiry.

It is advised that you change your password before it expires to avoid unnecessary complications. Note that you cannot reuse a password that you have used within the past year and a half.

If you do not change your password before the expiry you will need to do two things:

  1. First, reset your password. Contact Helpdesk OR if you have an alternate email address (other than your netid@dal.ca) in DalOnline, you can request a reset of your password using a web form. The actual link for this form will be published later and it will be in the expiry notifications sent to you. The web form will produce an email that will be sent to that alternate address including a link to reset your own password. (To add an alternate email address login to DalOnline and select “Personal Information”.)
  2. Second, after the password reset, change your password on the "New User" tab on MY.DAL.

You can avoid the complicated process of resetting your password as described above by setting your password before the expiry date.

All the parameters for this implementation can be found in the policy, so please review it.

Note this will be a phased implementation so not all passwords expire at once. The initial expiry is set based on the last password set date in our logs for the past year. People who haven’t set their password the past year, their password will expire sometime in the next 6 months.


There’s a new page on UCIS with more information about the Password Expiry process. It will also be on this page that the Password Reset form will be available. Also review the Frequently Asked Question section as the answer to some of your questions may be there.



Teaching with Technology Showcase
Tuesday, November 06, 2007

The program and presentation descriptions for the Tuesday, November 6 Teaching with Technology Showcase are online. Plan to attend one or all of the presentations and view the exhibit.

The showcase will be held between 10:00 to 2:00 in Room B400 in the basement of the Killam Library.

For further information, contact the Centre for Learning and Teaching at 494-1622.

SIMS and DBSS Career Night
Tuesday, November 06, 2007

There will be a SIMS/DBSS Career Night on Tuesday November 6th at 6 pm in Theatre A in the Tupper link. Local scientists and entrepreneurs will be presenting on the different career options in Biochemistry and Micro/Immunology, such as commercialization of research, product development, entrepreneurship, and the biotech industry, which are different from classical research positions.

Refreshments will be provided following the presentations.

Everyone is welcome! This is a great oppurtunity for both graduate and undergraduate students to explore some future career options that apply to your field of study.

Contact information