- 我可不可以匿名？ Thu, Jan 14, 2021
- The Coastal City Sun, Jan 10, 2021
Mary made the decision to come to Halifax when she was attending a university exhibition in Dubai. She is originally from the Philippines and is now studying engineering student at Dalhousie. We had a fun discussion about her journey and expectation of coming to Halifax. This episode ends with a song written by Mary.
- Sciographies – Bonus Episode – Kathryn Sullivan, Oceanographer & Astronaut Thu, Jan 07, 2021
In October 2020, Sciographies host David Barclay teamed up with the Open Dialogue Live series to interview Dalhousie alum Kathryn Sullivan (PhD’78, LLD’85) on Facebook Live. Dr. Sullivan is a former NASA astronaut and was the first American woman to complete a spacewalk in 1984. She made history again earlier this year when she became the first woman to travel down to Challenger Deep, the deepest known point of the ocean.
If you missed the livestreamed event back in October, tune in now. Dr. Barclay and Dr. Sullivan discuss her early life and career, as well as her incredible journeys to space and the depths of the ocean. Dr. Sullivan also takes questions from the audience.
Sciographies is brought to you by Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Science and campus-community radio station CKDU 88.1 FM in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Open Dialogue Live is brought to you by Dalhousie’s Office of Advancement.
- Just go with the flow Sun, Dec 20, 2020
Yentle Yan Lee has three legal names and speaks three languages: Cantonese, Mandarin, and English. came to Halifax as a transfer student in 2014 has stayed in Halifax since. This is Yentle’s story of living in Halifax.
- I would come back in a heartbeat Thu, Dec 10, 2020
- Everybody has to buy in Thu, Dec 03, 2020
In this episode, Amy talks about how she landed in Nova Scotia and her passion for international education.
- Playing Defence Thu, Nov 26, 2020
Brian Boudreau, a native Nova Scotian, came back to Halifax two years ago after spending 20 plus years in Toronto at a top consulting firm. In this 40-minute interview, the award-winning market researcher shares his experience of working in two very different cities as well as his insights on how the province can leverage its competitive edge on the world stage.
- Sciographies – Episode 21 – David Barclay, Oceanographer Thu, Nov 05, 2020
In the last Sciographies episode of the year, Dalhousie University pharmacology student
Gracious Kashéké tackles hosting duties to interview David Barclay for a change. When Dr.
Barclay isn’t moonlighting as the host of Sciographies, he’s an associate professor in Dal’s
Department of Oceanography and a Canada Research Chair in Ocean Technology Systems (Tier
Having grown up in Victoria, B.C., Dr. Barclay spent many childhood vacations sailing along the
West Coast. But it was actually a gig as a student researcher and a lifelong fascination with
sound, music, and recording that led Dr. Barclay down a career path in physical oceanography
and underwater acoustics.
Now Dr. Barclay runs the Dalhousie Noise Lab where his team designs technology that can
withstand harsh conditions to record sound waves from the ocean’s surface all the way down
to its deepest trenches. His technology is an essential tool in the fields of naval defence, naval
communication, and marine biology.
Guest host Kashéké sits down with Dr. Barclay to talk about his upbringing, creative side, and
research (including that popular scientific paper on noise in the ocean at the beginning of the
For more information about undergraduate student research opportunities in Dalhousie’s
Faculty of Science, visit dal.ca/science/urops.
- Sciographies – Episode 20 – Sophia Stone, Molecular Biologist Thu, Oct 29, 2020
In this episode, we interview Dr. Sophia Stone. She’s a molecular biologist and professor in the
Department of Biology at Dalhousie University.
Thanks to mentorship from strong female influences and unwavering commitment throughout
her life, Dr. Sophia Stone built a career in science that can help society answer critical questions
about the future of food security. Her research explores the fundamental principles that explain
how plants respond to their environments and cope with changes. It’s an area of research
that’s especially important today because producing enough food to feed the growing global
population in the face of climate change is an urgent problem in need of solutions.
Host David Barclay sits down with Dr. Sophia Stone to talk about her experience immigrating
from Jamaica to Canada, her career path and research, and her passion for increasing diversity
in STEM fields.
For more information on the Imhotep Legacy Academy, visit
For more information about Women in Science and Engineering – Atlantic Chapter
(WISEatlantic), visit http://wiseatlantic.ca/
- Sciographies – Episode 19 – Tess Cyrus, Economist Thu, Oct 22, 2020
In this episode, we interview Dr. Tess Cyrus. She’s an economist and associate professor with
Dalhousie’s Department of Economics.
Dr. Cyrus grew up in sunny California, just a stone’s throw away from Disneyland. As a self-
proclaimed bookworm, she spent hours on end reading anything she could get her hands on.
That natural curiosity sparked her desire to escape the American dream and experience life
outside of the United States. She got her chance in university, when she studied abroad for a
year in Scotland. While there, she had the opportunity to travel throughout Europe to witness
other cultures and ways of life — and that’s when she discovered a passion for international
Today, Dr. Cyrus is an associate professor in the Department of Economics and her research
focuses on understanding the forces that bring people together. She studies international trade
and bilateral trade flows with an emphasis on how culture plays a role in these processes.
As an educator, she’s also interested in designing and improving the economics curriculum. Her
commitment to putting her best foot forward for students has been recognized with
Dalhousie’s Faculty of Science Award for Excellence in Teaching.
In this episode of Sciographies, Dr. Cyrus talks to host David Barclay about what it was like to
grow up in a storied place like Southern California, why economics was the subject that
captured her interest (after a short stint in chemistry), and some of her most recent studies on
international trade and economics education.