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Brian Hall fonds Dalhousie University Halifax Regional Municipality (N.S.)
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APICS Young Scientists Award

File contains documents relating to the APICS Young Scientists Award, won by Hall in 1974. Materials include correspondence regarding Hall's win, as well as information about and invitations to future ceremonies.

Awards received 2009 - 2010

File contains documents relating to awards received by Hall from 2009 - 2010. Materials include awards, invitations, and letters of congratulations. The awards Hall received during this time include the Killam Prize and the induction into the Discovery Centre's Science Hall of Fame. Materials also include one invitation from the University of Calgary received at a later date.

The Canada-Germany Science and Technology Cooperation project

File contains correspondence related to the Canada-Germany Science and Technology Cooperation project (CAN 01/104), which included studying salmon bone development with Eckhard Witten in Germany. Materials aside from correspondence include a description of project and expenses/purchase requisition forms.

"I" correspondence

File contains correspondence related to persons or organizations associated with the letter "I". These include the ICVM symposium, the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), and Stella Isner. Materials include documents related to Hall's win of the 1996 IADR Craniofacial Biology Research Award.

"M" correspondence

File contains correspondence related to persons or organizations associated with the letter "M". These include the University of Manitoba, a Moore and Moore study proposal, Paul Maderson of Brooklyn College, and J. Milaire at the University of Brussels. Materials include an SRCD study group proposal for exploring homology in developmental psychology.

"N" correspondence

File contains correspondence related to persons or organizations associated with the letter "N". These include the editor-in-chief of NRC Research Press, Claus Nielsen of Acta Zoology, and Sydney Nade of the University of Oxford. Materials include figures with notes.

"P" correspondence

File contains correspondence related to persons or organizations associated with the letter "P". These include Phenoscape, David Poswillo of Guy's Hospital (London), Alan Pike of the University of Aberdeen, and A.D. Packer of the University of Adelaide (South Australia). Materials include nominations for Richard Palmer (various), which Hall supported.

Peter Thorogood

File contains correspondence related to the death of Peter Thorogood. Materials include letters and plans for a "Remembering Peter Thorogood" sessions and meetings to which Hall contributed.

"T" correspondence

File contains correspondence related to persons or organizations associated with the letter "S". These include Tom Traves, President of Dalhousie, Patrick P. L. Tam of the Children's Medical Research Institute (Australia) and Keith S. Thomson. Materials include Hall's biographical highlights, as well as order forms for animals (snapper turtles).

"W" correspondence

File contains correspondence related to persons or organizations associated with the letter "W". These include Wilfrid Laurier University, Professor Willmer at the Cambridge Philosophical Society, and George Washington University. Materials include a request for Hall to agree to be nominated to be a consultant for the appraisal of the MSc program in Integrative Biology at Wilfrid Laurier.

National Research Council grants, 1969-2016

File contains documents relating to Hall's National Research Council grants from 1969 to 2016. Materials include financial statements for years that grants were in use.

Lectures and class notes

Series contains materials regarding Brian Hall's lectures and class notes. Written materials include handwritten and typed notes, lecture outlines, annotated articles, crib sheets for tests, and overhead slides with figures.

Media coverage : 1978 - 1999

  • MS-2-799, Box 4, Folder 8 ; Oversized Folder 1
  • File
  • 1978 - 1999
  • Part of Brian Hall fonds

File contains documents and photographs depicting Brian Hall in the media from 1978 to 1999. Materials include invitations, correspondence, and newspaper articles.

Kovalevsky medal : 2002

File contains documents and photographs depicting Brian Hall's 2002 win of the Kovalevsy Media in the media. Materials include a photograph, an acknowledgement letter and certificate from the St. Petersburg Society of Naturalists (in both Russian and English), a Dalhousie magazine, and an NSERC booklet.

Seminar notes

  • MS-2-799, Box 6, Folder 12
  • File
  • [after 1958], 1975 - 1990
  • Part of Brian Hall fonds

File contains notes from seminars that Hall has attended or spoken at. Materials include typed and handwritten notes, textbook pages, a presentation given to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in 1990, a UCLA conference, figures, and reference lists.

The Royal Society of Canada Fellow appointment

File contains documents relating to Hall's appointment as a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1985. Materials include correspondence, administrative information regarding the Society, and a press release.

"E" correspondence

File contains correspondence related to persons or organizations associated with the letter "E". These include Donald A. Ede at the University of Glasgow, Howard Evans at the Henry Phipps Institute/Cornell University, and more.

"L" correspondence

File contains correspondence related to persons or organizations associated with the letter "L". These include Scott Lozanoff at the University of Hawai'i, Laura Frost at the University of Alberta, and Walter Landauer at the University College London. Materials include Dalhousie notices regarding taking inappropriate leaves.

University of Calgary

File contains correspondence with the University of British Columbia regarding avian clavicles with Anthony P. Russell. Materials include photocopied notes.

Media coverage

Series contains materials depicting Brian Hall in the media. Written materials include newspaper articles, certifications, and correspondence. Related materials include photographs.

Media coverage, awards, and recognitions

File contains documents and photographs depicting Brian Hall in the media, including coverage, awards, and recognitions. Materials include documentation of Hall becoming a finalist for the Herzberg gold medal in 2002, a $50 000 award of excellence as runner up, Hall's election to American Academy of Arts and Science (where he was named as a foreign honorary member), and a NSERC "Tribute to research excellence" booklet.

Student ratings of instruction (SRIs)

  • MS-2-799, Box 6, Folder 13
  • File
  • March 2006 - January 2007
  • Part of Brian Hall fonds

File contains student ratings of instruction (SRIs) for Hall's Biology 3050 class from March 2006 to January 2007. Materials include notes from students on what Hall did as a professor to facilitate their learning, how he hampered their learning, and additional comments.

Brian Hall fonds

  • MS-2-799
  • Fonds
  • [after 1958], 1965 - 2016
Fonds contain materials relating to the work and teaching of Brian Hall. Items include awards and notices of awards received by Hall, correspondence regarding his work and achievements, lecture and class notes from courses Hall taught, information regarding grants earned, early Zoology schoolwork, publication information and original figures, media coverage, and seminars given. Items also include photographs and a reference card system with related card sorting sticks.

Atavisms

File contains correspondence regarding Hall's writing on atavisms, including for his manuscript "Developmental Mechanisms Underlying the Formation of Atavisms". The materials also include handwritten notes and file cards.

"B" correspondence

File contains correspondence related to persons or organizations associated with the letter "B". These include John de Bavay of the University of New England, Marion Blute of the University of Toronto, Bill Beresford, Christopher Barnes of the University of Victoria, Walter Bock at Columbia University, and more.

"H" correspondence

File contains correspondence related to persons or organizations associated with the letter "H". These include Richard Haines at the University of London, Dr. Arthur Ham, and Nick Hopwood at the Wellcome Insitute for the History of Medicine. Materials include a roster of the honorary degrees committee as of July 1, 2003.

Grants

Series contains materials regarding Brian Hall's grants. Written materials include approval letters, information about the projects requiring grants, and work updates.

Media coverage : 2001 - 2006

File contains documents and photographs depicting Brian Hall in the media from 2001 to 2006. Materials include correspondence, newspaper articles, a photograph of participants including Hall at a workshop for theoretical biology, and certificates from the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology and the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

Media coverage : 2005

File contains documents and photographs depicting Brian Hall in the media in 2005, including his Killam Prize win. Materials include magazines and booklets, correspondence, and newspaper articles.

Protocols

File contains documents related to protocols, primarily for laboratory animals, followed by Hall during his work. Materials include practical training certifications, filled out forms regarding laboratory animals, a notice of protocol expiry, protocol approval for skates, a project description, and animal counts.

Dalhousie appointments 1968 - 2016

File contains documents relating to Hall's Dalhousie appointments from 1968 - 2016. Materials include correspondence including salary discussions, notices from Dalhousie, reports of Hall's work, applications, narrative account of Hall's career, and applications for sabbatical.

George S. Campbell Chair appointment

File contains documents relating to Hall's appointment as the George S. Campbell Professor of Biology at Dalhousie from 2001-2007. Materials include Hall's research accomplishments, publications, and sources of financial support, correspondence, letters of appointment, and annual reports of Hall's work.

"A" correspondence

File contains correspondence related to persons or organizations associated with the letter "A". These include Garland Allen from Washington University, the American Association of Anatomists, Makoto Asashima at the University of Tokyo, Ron Amundson, the University of Alberta, and more.

"C" correspondence

File contains correspondence related to persons or organizations associated with the letter "C". These include the Canadian Society of Zoologists, Canadian Science Publishing, the Canadian Museum of Nature, the Chemistry department at Dalhousie, the Cells, Tissues, and Organs journal, and Dr. Clement at the University of Melbourne. Materials include the establishment of a student award, convocation addresses for May 28, 2006 and May 24, 2005, a 1-page resume, an invoice for a specimen loan, and information regarding Hall's winning of the 1994 Fry Medal from the Canadian Society of Zoologists.

"D" correspondence

File contains correspondence related to persons or organizations associated with the letter "D". These include Rui Diogo at Howard University. Charles Dinsmore, William R. Dawson, and the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology.

"F" correspondence

File contains correspondence related to persons or organizations associated with the letter "F". These include the Academy of Finland, Michael Fisher of Harvard University Press, and Dr. D.R. Fielder from the University of Queensland.

"G" correspondence

File contains correspondence related to persons or organizations associated with the letter "G". These include Moira Ferguson at the University of Guelph, Thomas Gridley at the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology, and the Golden Key International Honour Society. Materials include reports from Hall's lab and lecture outlines.

"J" correspondence

File contains correspondence related to persons or organizations associated with the letter "J". These include the Journal of Experimental Zoology, Philippe Janvier, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, and David Jablonski of the University of Chicago. Materials include the University of Chicago seeking Hall as an applicant for Chairman of their Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy.

"K" correspondence

File contains correspondence related to persons or organizations associated with the letter "K". These include Karola Stotz at the University of Sydney, Tuomo Kantomaa at the University of Oulu (Finland), and J. Kikkawa at the University of Queensland. Materials include details regarding Hall's sabbatical in Australia.

"O" correspondence

File contains correspondence related to persons or organizations associated with the letter "O". These include the Ontario Council of Graduate Studies, and Professor A. F. O'Farrell of the University of New England. Materials include discussions regarding sabbatical leave.

"R" correspondence

File contains correspondence related to persons or organizations associated with the letter "R". These include Kate Rawlinson of Dalhousie's Biology Department Olli Ronning of the University of Turku (Finland), and Dr. A. de Ricqles at the University of Paris. Materials include the renewal of Hall's postdoctoral fellowship at Dalhousie.

"S" correspondence

File contains correspondence related to persons or organizations associated with the letter "S". These include the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Samuel Scully of Dalhousie, Professor E. Storey of the University of Melbourne, and Bob Schaeffer of the American Museum of Natural History. Materials include information about Hall's nomination for the Vice-President Research at Dalhousie, as well as SSHRC grant information.

"U" correspondence

File contains correspondence related to persons or organizations associated with the letter "U". These include various universities, such as Victoria and Western Australia, and the Dalhousie University Club. Materials include research quality assessments and letters regarding Hall's nomination for Dean of Science at the University of Victoria.

University of British Columbia

File contains correspondence with the University of British Columbia regarding the appointment of the Director of the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies. Materials include a description of the job and Hall's full CV.

Lectures given at Dalhousie

Subseries contains materials related to Brian Hall's lectures given at Dalhousie University and the University of King's College.

Programmes and notices for Brian Hall's seminars

File contains programmes and notices for seminars given by Brian Hall. Materials include posters, booklets, and correspondence. The seminars range in location from Dalhousie to Germany.