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As the legalization of cannabis inches closer to becoming a reality in Canada, questions abound. Join us for a panel discussion and Q&A session on the legalization of marijuana in Canada and the complex issues it raises.
Engage with expert panelists:

  • The Honourable Anne McLellan, Chair, Canada’s Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation, Dalhousie University Chancellor, and former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada
  • The Honourable Darrell Dexter, Vice Chair, Global Public Affairs, and former Premier of Nova Scotia
  • Professor Sylvain Charlebois, Dean, Faculty of Management and Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University
  • Professor Eileen Denovan-Wright, Department of Pharmacology, Dalhousie University
  • Professor Archie Kaiser, Professor, Schulich School of Law and Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University
  • Professor Melanie E.M. Kelly, Departments of Pharmacology and Ophthalmology, Anesthesia, Pain Management and Perioperative Medicine, Dalhousie University and Perioperative Medicine, Dalhousie University
  • Professor Camille Cameron, Dean, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, moderator


First come, first served seating
McInnes Room, Dalhousie SUB
6136 University Avenue

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Insights from Glaxo Smith Kline

Genome Atlantic is proud to be working with Springboard Atlantic and the Industry Liaison and Innovation office of Dalhousie University to present Amyn Sayani, Director of R&D Alliances at GSK-Canada. Amyn will give a presentation on Thursday, October 29th. Following that, he will be participating in one-one meetings with researchers and others interested in partnering with GSK.

  • 9:30-11:00 am
  • Thursday, Oct 29th, 2015
  • Theatre A, Tupper Building

For more information, or to register, please visit the event website.


Genomics and the Environment Connector Event

Some of the best and brightest minds from academia and industry explained how they tackle tough environmental challenges.

This rapid fire afternoon of information and networking was like speed-dating for those seeking innovation!

Companies and researchers each had three minutes to share their interests and expertise, plus ample time to explore opportunities through networking. Representatives from federal and provincial agencies were on hand to discuss R&D funding opportunities.

Topics ranged from nanotechnology and heavy metals to tailings, remediation and migrating trees. So the potential was HUGE for new innovations.

Connections were made. Ideas were hatched. And as they say, a good time was had by all.

Special thanks to our partners, Springboard Atlantic, and the Atlantic Reclamation Conference 2015 for letting us piggyback on their great gathering of environmentally-focused minds.

Human Genetics & Genomics Series

The monthly human genetics and genomics series kicks off its fourth year with a presentation by Eric Hoffman titled: Duchene muscular dystrophy: A history of innovations in the rare disease space.

UPDATE!!! Genome Atlantic is pleased to announce two additional speakers have been added to this seminar. Both hailing from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Kristy Brown, PhD, will discuss Development of Biomarkers to Monitor Efficacy in the Treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and Ljubica Caldovic, PhD, will present on: D iscovery of Drugs for Neuroprotection from Hyperammonemia. Space is limited, please RSVP to reserve your spot.