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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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DFA joins campaign to free Concordia Professor Homa Hoodfar

The DFA has joined with faculty associations across the country, as well as Amnesty International and other human rights organizations, to call for the  release of Homa Hoodfar, a Concordia University anthropologist imprisoned in Iran.  Dr. Hoodfar. who holds Canadian, Iranian and Irish citizenship, was in Iran to visit family and pursue her research, which… [read more]

DFA Executive Committee by-election: nomination deadline July 5

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]

Striking journalists create full-service online newspaper

Newsroom staff at the Chroncle Herald, who have been on strike for the past four months, are now providing Halifax readers with an alternative source of local and national news. The reporters, editors, columnists and photographers originally started the Local Xpress as a website featuring a handful of stories a day;  they have now partnered… [read more]

Health Spending Account claim year ends June 30

June 30 is the deadline for using your $500 Health Spending Account (HSA) entitlement for the current academic year.   Unused HSA balances can be carried forward for one year only, but will then be forfeited. The Health Spending Account is an amount you can use for payment of medical expenses not covered by your basic… [read more]

DFA Annual General Meeting: May 4, 2016

The DFA Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 2 p.m. in Room 1020, Kenneth C. Rowe Building. The agenda and related documents have been emailed to all members; please bring these documents to the meeting with you. The  2016-2017 DFA Executive Committee will take office at the end of… [read more]


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