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The Dalhousie Faculty Association represents more than 870 Faculty (professors and instructors), Professional Librarians and Counsellors working at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Laurene Rehman, Kathleen Cawsey join DFA Executive Committee

The DFA welcomes two new members to its Executive Committee. Dr. Laurene Rehman, Professor of Leisure Studies in the School of Health and Human Performance, was acclaimed as Second Vice-President in a recent Executive Committee by-election.  Dr. Kathleen Cawsey, Associate Professor of English, was acclaimed as a DFA Member-at-Large. Click here to view the entire… [read more]

DFA supports faculty at University of Windsor

The DFA has sent a message of support to the Windsor University Faculty Association, whose members have been threatened with major changes in their conditions of employment if negotiations for a new collective agreement are not successful. Last week, the university administration sent a message to all WUFA members threatening that if a new collective… [read more]

CAUT conducts census of Aboriginal academic staff

The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) is carrying out a census of Aboriginal academic staff and graduate students across Canada in an effort to determine the extent to which Aboriginal people are represented in academic positions at universities across Canada. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and would like to… [read more]

Saskatchewan arbitrator rules against tenure veto power

In a case that could possibly serve as a precedent in other universities, an arbitrator has ruled that the then-president of the University of Saskatchewan was wrong to overrule a tenure committee’s unanimous recommendation to award tenure to a sociology professor. Today’s edition of the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix reported on a decision by arbitrator Andrew Sims,… [read more]

Academic freedom: CAUT responds to U of A president

The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) has responded to a Globe and Mail article by University of Alberta President Indira Samarasekera defending the right of university administrators to discipline deans who publicly question institutional decisions. In her article, Dr. Samarasekera described as “folly” the idea that deans should be permitted to criticize decisions by… [read more]


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