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DFA appears before Standing Committee

The DFA, together with other members of the Nova Scotia Post-Secondary Education Coalition, appeared before the Standing Committee on Human Resources on September 29 in an effort to better acquaint provincial politicians with issues of concern to faculty, students and staff. Darren Abramson, Associate Professor of Philosophy and a member of the DFA Executive Committee,… [read more]

Reminder: Health Spending Account claims deadline is Sept. 30!

September 30, 2015 is the deadline for submitting your Health Spending Account claims to Medavie Blue Cross for expenses incurred between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. Any amount you have not used from the 2014-2015 period will be carried forward and available for use in the July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016… [read more]

Sept. 23 is France Day at Dal

On Wednesday, September 23, Dalhousie’s Office of International Relations is holding “France Day”, celebrating French culture and highlighting opportunities and collaborations between Dalhousie, France and French partners. The day will include: 12:30 p.m. Open Class on French Film themes (In French) University Hall, MacDonald Bldg Les enjeux de l’immigration et de l’identité en France: perspectives… [read more]

Save the date! Get Science Right event on September 29

With a federal election just around the corner, a growing number of Canadians are calling for major changes in the government’s approach to science and scientists.  From cutbacks in research funding to the muzzling of government scientists, from library closures to the erosion of environmental protections, many argue that evidence-based decision-making, and even science itself,… [read more]

Education International congress adopts resolution on precarious work

The international federation representing teachers and other education employees has adopted a resolution expressing concern about the rise in precarious academic work. The resolution adopted by the World Congress of Education International (EI), which took place in Ottawa last week, was co-sponsored by the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT).  It gives EI’s board of… [read more]


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