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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

DFA welcomes new Executive Committee Member: Deborah Stiles

Deborah Stiles, Associate Professor in the Department of Business and Social Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, is the newest member of the DFA Executive Committee.  She was elected by acclamation in a by-election to fill a vacancy.  Dr. Stiles’ nomination statement was as follows: “I am fairly new to the DFA, having been a member of… [read more]

It’s your contract! Have your say at one of our upcoming consultation meetings

The Collective Agreement between the DFA and the Dalhousie Board of Governors is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2017.  To help us prepare for the next round of negotiations, we are holding a series of consultation meetings for Bargaining Unit Members throughout the month of September and early October. These meetings will give you… [read more]

Truro daycare arbitration adjourned to explore possible options

The DFA and the Board have adjourned their arbitration in an effort to explore possible options for ensuring daycare services on the Agricultural campus in Bible Hill.  The DFA had launched a grievance following an announcement that the Agricultural Campus Daycare would be closed as of September 3, in violation of the Collective Agreement between… [read more]

Call for nominations: DFA Executive Committee by-election – Deadline September 6

As a result of a resignation, a Member-at-Large position on the 2016-17 DFA Executive Committee is vacant and needs to be filled. In accordance with Clauses 3.3 to 3.6 of the DFA By-Laws, we are seeking nominations for this position. If you wish to nominate a DFA member in good standing, please follow these instructions: … [read more]

DFA challenging Truro campus daycare closure

The Dalhousie Faculty Association (DFA)  is challenging a decision by the Dalhousie administration to close the daycare centre on the Agricultural Campus in Bible Hill.  In June, Dalhousie announced that the Agricultural Campus Daycare would be shut down as of September 2, 2016, leaving the children of Truro-based faculty, staff, students and community members without… [read more]


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