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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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Opposition to Bill 100 receives national support

The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) has joined faculty, staff and students across Nova Scotia in opposition to Bill 100, the Universities Accountability and Sustainability Act. This legislation permits universities to produce a “revitalization plan” to qualify for funding from the Province.  It a statement released today, CAUT stated that if adopted, this legislation… [read more]

DFA Executive Committee election results

The following people have been elected by acclamation for positions on the DFA’s 2015-2016 Executive Committee.  The new Executive Committee will take office at the end of the Annual General Meeting, which will take place on Monday, May 4 at 2 p.m. in the Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building, Room 1014. President-Elect: Laurene Rehman (Health… [read more]

“Silencing the Academy” video now available!

A video of the DFA’s March 24 panel discussion on the link between academic freedom and university governance is now available on YouTube. “Silencing the Academy: Academic freedom and the future of university governance”  featured presentations by James L. Turk, former Executive Director of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT);  Letitia Meynell, Associate Professor… [read more]

Call for Nominations: 2015-16 DFA Executive Committee

The Annual General Meeting of the Dalhousie Faculty Association (DFA) will take place on Monday,  May 4, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in Room 1014 of the Rowe Building. The new Executive Committee will take office at the close of that meeting, as specified in our Constitution.  The following positions on next year’s Executive are open… [read more]

DFA expresses concern about proposed cuts in BAC report

DFA President Catrina Brown has spoken out about the Budget Advisory Committee’s proposal for a further 2.5% cut to faculties in 2015-16.  The committee’s draft plan for the 2015-16 budget was released this week. The BAC report also calls for a 2% cut to service units and a 3% tuition increase. “Faculties and departments at… [read more]


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