Faculty of Science


Most Faculty of Science and science-related events held at Saint Mary's are open to the public, free of charge. If you are involved in a science-related event that you would like listed here, please email us.


March 29, April 5, 12 & 19, from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 

The Art of Managing Difficult Conversations

Learn some strategies for making things better, while still speaking a necessary truth.

Location: MM 320

Register: wellness@smu.ca


March 29,
April 5, 12 & 19

From 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Continuing Education

Financial Independence for Today’s Family

Do you feel your financial life is out of control? This program will give you tools and skills to successfully manage your family finances.

Instructor: Doug Wright

Fee: $85+tax

Location: Saint Mary's University

Register: click here

More info: conted@smu.ca.
Thursday, March 30, 4 p.m. 

2017 CAP Lecture

Colliding Black Holes and Gravitational Waves: Seeing the Universe through Bizarre Messengers

Presented by Harald Pfeiffer, Assistant Professor, GITA, University of Toronto

Location: Sir James Dunn Building

Friday, March 31, 2:30 p.m.


Department of Geology

Mudrocks (Shales, Mudstones) At the Scale of Grains and Pores: Current Understanding

AAPG Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Kitty Milliken

The fine-grained sediments and rocks that constitute most of the sedimentary record have received tremendous research attention in the past decade.

This talk reviews some of the technologies that have supported these advances and summarizes current knowledge of the diagenetic processes that drive the evolution of bulk rock properties of mud in the subsurface.

Location: Science 411 

March 31 – April 1 

Cyborg Futures
Animal Life and Social Robots Workshop

From killer robots to sex robots to worker robots to companion robots, the second machine age is here. Join us for a discussion with some of the most fascinating thinkers in the field about how robots and AI are shaping the future of labour, war, the environment, and human relationships. This workshop is free and open to the public.

Where: Atrium 101
More Info and to register: cyborgworkshop.com
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April 20 & 27

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm


Continuing Education

Combatting Compassion Fatigue Workshop 
Develop self-care strategies and an early-warning system to combat compassion fatigue. 
Instructor: Caroleann Simmons
Fee: $85+tax
Register: click here
More info: conted@smu.ca.


March 27, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Science 345 

Thesis defence 

STUDENT:  Kirsten Ellis – MSc in Applied Science 

TITLE:  Evaluation of the erosion reduction potential, stability and resilience of Living Shorelines in Nova Scotia

April 7, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Atrium 306 

Thesis defence 

STUDENT: Matthew Lithgow – MA in IDS

TITLE: Analyzing the Environmental Injustices of Carbon Offsetting: The Limits of the California-REDD+ Linkage



April 7, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Science 310 

Thesis defence 

STUDENT:  Ahoud Alghamdi – MSc in Applied Science   

TITLE:  Oligosaccharides as the effective components of Ascophyllum nodosum extract on plant growth and plant resistance against chilling stress in soybean (Glycine max) seedlings

April 12, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 

Science 345 

Thesis defence 

STUDENT:  Afnan Alobeid – MSc in Applied Science

TITLE:  Molecular Phylogeny of Elymus Alaskanus Complex 







Astronomy & Physics Colloquia | Biology Seminars I Chemistry Seminars I School of the Environment Seminars

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