For nearly 200 years, Dalhousie alumni have made extraordinary contributions that positively impact the lives of others. The “Building a Better World” series profiles just some of these graduates; people who are truly an inspiration to all.
After being told ‘girls can’t be scientists’, Dr. Nancy Jane Lane (MSc’60) became a leading researcher in cell biology at Cambridge University, after studying at Dalhousie, Oxford and Yale. Encouraging women in science is her life’s mission.
Dr. Andrew Roger (PhD’97) is unravelling the mysteries of ‘the tree of life’ – how single-cell organisms evolved into complex life forms. His research in evolutionary biology is destined to play a major role in curing human disease.