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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

DFA President speaks to Senate on Bill 100

The President of the DFA, David Mensink, was invited to speak about Bill 100 at the May 11 meeting of the Senate, the university’s senior academic governing body.  In his presentation, he cited the DFA’s main concerns about the Bill: that it contravenes the constitutional rights of employees to collectively bargain and strike, and that… [read more]

Collective agreement now online

The 2014-2017 collective agreement, which was officially signed by DFA and Board representatives on April 23, is now available online in .pdf and hyperlinked formats at http://dfa.ns.ca/collective-agreement-2014-2017.  Printed copies are available upon request from faculty.relations@dal.ca.

Introducing the 2015-16 DFA Executive Committee

The DFA’s new Executive Committee took office at the end of the 2015 Annual General Meeting on May 4.  The new President is David Mensink (Counselling & Psychological Services) and the new President-Elect is Laurene Rehman (Health & Human Performance).  Other table officers are Second Vice-President Cindy Penney (Physiology & Biophysics), Secretary Jason Brown (Mathematics… [read more]

Bill 100 adopted, but the fight goes on

In spite of the enormous efforts of DFA members, other faculty associations and student and labour groups, Bill 100 passed Third Reading in the legislature on the evening of Tuesday, May 5.   The vote was 26 for and 14 against, with Progressive Conservative and NDP MLAs voting against the Bill. During the debate, many of… [read more]

Find out more about your Health Spending Account: info sessions May 11 & 13

All Members of the DFA Bargaining Unit have access to a Health Spending Account, which covers certain medical and dental expenses not reimbursed by your regular plan or other programs. However, some DFA Members are not familiar with the Account, and are not taking full advantage of the benefit it provides. Human Resources will be… [read more]


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