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Nominations for teaching awards now open: deadline January 31

Nominations for Dalhousie’s 2016 University-wide Teaching Awards are now open.  These high-profile awards allow the university community to recognize the outstanding contributions of full-time and part-time faculty and of graduate teaching assistants to the learning experiences of our students.  The  teaching awards include: •                    Dalhousie Alumni Association Faculty Award of Excellence for Teaching •                    Early… [read more]

Dalhousie Census – Be counted!

On November 16, the Dalhousie Census was launched in an effort to improve the university’s programs, support and services related to diversity and inclusiveness. The Census is for faculty, staff and students and is voluntary, not mandatory.  Dalhousie is aiming for at least an 80 per cent  response rate and no one will be penalized… [read more]

Save the date! DFA Open House on Dec. 11

To celebrate the holiday season and the move to our new office on Seymour Street, the DFA is holding an Open House on Friday, December 11 from noon to 3 pm. Our address is 1443 Seymour Street (the former DalCard office), near Coburg. Hors d’oeuvres and egg nog will be served throughout the afternoon.  We… [read more]

CAUT urges Trudeau government to act on PSE promises

The Canadian Association of University Teachers has called on Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau to move quickly on his campaign promises related to post-secondary education and research. “Canadians have overwhelmingly spoken out in favour of a change in leadership and direction,” said CAUT executive director David Robinson. “Canada’s academic community looks forward to working with the… [read more]

Jocelyn Downie first Dal prof to win Trudeau Fellowship

Jocelyn Downie, who teaches health care ethics and law at the Schulich School of Law, is the first-ever Dalhousie professor to be awarded a prestigious Trudeau Fellowship to further her research on physician-assisted death and other end-of-life issues. Prof. Downie, who is also a faculty associate of Dalhousie’s Health Law Institute, will receive $225,000 over… [read more]


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