Community Activities

Some of the initiatives that are ongoing include:

Math Circles

The purpose of the Math Circles program is to foster interest in mathematics among talented high school students and expose them to mathematics beyond the high school curriculum.

The Nova Scotia High School Math League

The Nova Scotia High School Math League is an intiative run by the Dalhousie University Mathematics and Statistics Department designed to stimulate and challenge high school students across the province. The NSML is based on the very successful Newfoundland Math League which has been running since 1987. The first game was run in Halifax in 2002 by Richard Hoshino and Sarah McCurdy. Since then there has been no looking back. At the end of the 2003-2004 season we had approximately 200 participants across three school boards.
It is an excellent venue for students to compete in a friendly manner and learn some mathematics in the process. Over the next years, we anticipate the NSML to expand to include additional school boards and eventually encompass the entire province.

Jason Brown's columns in the Chronicle Herald:

"In life, it's all work" (June 21, 2013)
"Math games can be a way to learn crucial life lessons" (May 10, 2013)
"There ain't no cure for math" (April 19, 2013)
"You are what you eat, depending on the variables" (March 22, 2013)
"Buyer beware: A penny lost does add up over time" (February 15, 2013)
"Crime statistics can be vastly misleading" (January 19, 2013)
"Math expert helped end WWII" (November 9, 2012)
"Dal grad inspires enjoyable teaching memories" (October 19, 2012)
"Math of money doesn't always add up as expected" (September 22, 2012)
"Vacation proves great art often defies rigour of analysis" (August 18, 2012)
"Deeper thought can pay off" (July 21, 2012)
"A calculating approach to my gym workouts" (June 16, 2012)
"Take a mathematician to court to fight a ticket" (May 19, 2012)
"Math students need to practise, practise, practise" (April 21, 2012)
"Two-person games and the science of negotiation" (March 17, 2012)
"Count the ways to make relationship a lasting one" (February 18, 2012)
"Van Gogh forgeries yield to math" (January 21, 2012)
"12+12=6: That's my sum and I'm sticking to it!" (December 17)
"Sid the Kid’s value, based on the Pythagorean theorem" (November 11)
"Brilliant is as brilliant does: Words to live by" (October 15)
"In praise of early alcohol abstinence" (September 17)
"Leonardo: Math, creativity align" (August 13)
"Try out your own six degrees of separation" (July 9)
"Opinion polls, like politicians, should be taken with grain of salt" (May 28)
"Bullying by the numbers" (April 30)
"Trying to make sense out of chaos" (March 19)
"Mulling the math of romance" (February 12)
"Math isn't about getting right answer, but learning from problem " (Jan. 22)

"Apples's best gift was Beatles catalogue" (December 20)
"Profiling logical but can be misused" (November 20)
"Families need ethical axioms" (October 16)
"Math solid on climate change, steroids in baseball" (September 18)
"No sense in Tories' approach to census" (August 21)
"Mathematical mind appreciates the paradox" (July 17)
"Picture this: visuals put large numbers in perspective" (June 24)
"Celebrity Math Rehab" (May 15)
"Global warming game shows importance of public pressure" (April 22)

Statistics Consulting Service

The Statistics Consulting Service was established in 1974 by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics with the aim of providing professional consultation to researchers and graduate students. We welcome problems both from within Dalhousie University and from the government, business and scientific communities outside Dalhousie.

Chebucto Community Net

CCN offers a variety of packages for affordable Internet access. No one is turned away for an inability to pay. Membership in the Chebucto Community Net Society gives you a vote in how we run Chebucto and offers other benefits as well. Chebucto also provides you with volunteer opportunities to enhance your Internet skills.

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