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The Dalhousie Faculty Association represents more than 900 faculty (Professors and Instructors), Professional Librarians and Counsellors working at Dalhousie University in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia.

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Latest News

“Dalhousie’s budget…and you” meeting postponed to later date

As a result of the announcement that Dalhousie’s Halifax campuses are closed today (February 9), tonight’s “Dalhousie’s budget…and you” meeting for Bargaining Unit Members has been cancelled.  We will be rescheduling this meeting and will keep Members informed of the new date.

Job opportunity: DFA seeking part-time Clerical Assistant

The DFA is seeking a Clerical Assistant. This is a 12-month part-time (40% of full-time) term position, starting  March 1, 2016 with a three-month probationary period. The Clerical Assistant will work on-site at the DFA office on Seymour Street in Halifax; hours to be determined by the DFA.  Duties will include reception, filing, scheduling of… [read more]

Save the date — Tuesday, Feb. 9: Special Membership meeting on the Dalhousie budget

The DFA will be holding a special meeting for Bargaining Unit Members on Dalhousie’s budgeting practices and their impact. At this meeting, the DFA will release the findings of its recent update to the 2013 Review of Dalhousie University Finances, which looked at Dalhousie’s financial situation and how money is allocated within the university.  Participants… [read more]

Reminder: Professional Development Allowance reimbursement deadline is February 28

This is a reminder that the time frame for claiming Professional Development Allowance (PDA) reimbursement is between January 1 and February 28. The amount allowed for fiscal year 2015/16 is $737. Unspent funds will not roll over into the next year. Questions regarding eligible expenses should be directed to your faculty-level committee or Financial Services…. [read more]

Two Dal faculty members appointed to Order of Canada

Two Dalhousie faculty members have been appointed to the Order of Canada in the latest round of appointments, announced December 30. Chemistry Professor Mary Anne White was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada “for her contributions to chemistry, which have advanced our understanding of the thermal properties of materials, and for her leadership… [read more]


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