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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 office moves to Seymour Street on June 25

The DFA office is on the move!  We’re moving from our current South Street location to 1443 Seymour Street on Thursday, June 25. As a result, the office will be closed from Monday, June 22 until Friday, July 3, reopening at our new location on Monday, July 6.  We will be monitoring our voice mail… [read more]

Health spending account: claims deadline September 30

September 30, 2015 is the deadline for submitting your health spending account claims to Medavie Blue Cross for expenses incurred between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. Any amount you have not used from the 2014-2015 period will be carried forward and available for use in the July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016… [read more]

CAUT Distinguished Academic Award: nomination deadline August 31

Do you know a Dalhousie faculty member who deserves to be honoured for their outstanding contributions in teaching, research and service? The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) Distinguished Academic Award recognizes academics whose teaching, research and service have contributed noticeably to the lives of their students, to their institution, to their field of study… [read more]

CAUT calls on federal government to un-muzzle its scientists

The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) is calling on the federal government to immediately rescind rules and regulations muzzling government scientists. In 2006, the federal government imposed strict procedures on government scientists in how they can publicize and share their research findings with journalists, researchers outside the government, and the public. A report from… [read more]

FASS unanimously adopts motion against Bill 100

Dalhousie’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has unanimously adopted a motion opposing Bill 100, the Universities Accountability and Sustainability Act. The motion reads as follows: “The Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences deeply regrets the passage of “An Act Respecting Accountability and Sustainability of Universities” because it: Compromises collective bargaining rights; Threatens academic freedom… [read more]


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