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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

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]

DFA celebrates library opening with book donation

The DFA has donated 20 books written or edited by Dalhousie faculty to the Halifax public library system in celebration of the opening of the new Central Library on Spring Garden Road.  The books, which range from English poetry and French fiction to books about environmental law, street youth and new reproductive technologies, were presented… [read more]

DFA submits brief on future of post-secondary education

Earlier this fall, the DFA participated in a series of focus group sessions on the future of post-secondary education in Nova Scotia.  The focus groups were set up by the Department of Labour and Advanced Education as a means of consulting with stakeholders as the government prepares its next Memorandum of Understanding with the province’s… [read more]

Video of Jim Stanford lecture at Dal now available

Missed last week’s lecture by economist, author and columnist Jim Stanford?  “Money, Myths and Manipulation: Debunking Austerity Economics” is now available on YouTube.  The lecture was part of the DFA’s Issues in Higher Education discussion series.  Click here to view the video. Also, click here to check out our blog post on Dr. Stanford’s talk.


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