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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

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]

Election results: DFA Executive Committee 2016-17

We are pleased to announce that the following people have been elected by acclamation for positions on the 2016-2017 DFA Executive Committee: President-Elect:  Darren Abramson (Philosophy) Second Vice-President:   Cindy Penney (Physiology & Biophysics) Secretary:   Jason Brown (Mathematics & Statistics) Treasurer:  David Mensink (Counselling & Psychological Services) Members-at-Large (2 years; term ending April 2018) Catrina Brown… [read more]

Employment Equity consultation sessions in April and May 2016

Dalhousie’s Human Rights, Equity and Harassment Prevention Office (HREHP) has organized a series of Employment Equity consultation sessions for faculty and staff  throughout April and May. The sessions will include facilitated discussions about the barriers to equitable employment at Dalhousie for people who belong to Equity-Seeking groups: women, racialized people, Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, and… [read more]


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