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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

Save the date! “Precarious U” on October 27

One-third of all Canadian university teachers are hired on part-time or short-term contracts.  What does this mean for your work-life, the education of our young people and the future of our universities.   And how is this linked to other disturbing trends in post-secondary education — underfunding, corporatization, the erosion of academic freedom?  Are our universities… [read more]

Homa Hoodfar freed from Iranian prison

Canada’s academic community woke up this morning with some wonderful news: Concordia University anthropologist Homa Hoodfar, who had been imprisoned in Iran since June, is now free to return to Canada.  Dr. Hoodfar, who holds Canadian, Irish and Iranian citizenship, is expected to spend a few days in Oman, where she can receive the medical… [read more]

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]


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