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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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Save the date: Tuesday, March 24. “Silencing the Academy: Academic freedom and the future of university governance”

Have  academic freedom and the influence of faculty in decision-making been eroded by current trends in the governance and administration of Canadian universities?   That’s the topic that will be explored in the next event in the DFA’s Issues in Higher Education discussion series, “Silencing the Academy: Academic freedom and the future of university governance. Speaking… [read more]

Adjunct Action Week highlights situation of contract academics

Canadian academics are supporting their U.S. counterparts in an effort to highlight the precarious situation faced by contract academic staff. The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) has issued a message of solidarity in recognition of National Adjunct Action Week (February 23-27), which was proclaimed in the United States by a coalition of unions and… [read more]

School of Social Work hosts seminar series on racism

Dalhousie’s School of Social Work has announced a series of three seminars on racism in February and March. The series, entitled Racism Is Killing Us Softly, is taking place in collaboration with the Nova Scotia Association of Black Social Workers, the James R. Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies and the Dalhousie Black Student Advising… [read more]

Senate approves academic amnesty for Feb. 4 Day of Action

Dalhousie’s Senate has adopted a motion asking faculty not to penalize students who are absent from class on February 4 to participate in the Day of Action organized by the Canadian Federation of Students – Nova Scotia (CFS-NS) and the Dalhousie Student Union (DSU).  The Day of Action aims to  focus attention on provincial underfunding… [read more]

Board of Governors ratifies new three-year collective agreement

Dalhousie’s Board of Governors has ratified a new three-year collective agreement covering Professors, Instructors, Librarians and Counsellors, retroactive to July 1, 2014.  The Board’s decision follows the ratification of the agreement by DFA Members earlier this month. DFA President Catrina Brown said she was pleased with both the process and the outcome of the current… [read more]


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