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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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Call for Nominations: 2015-16 DFA Executive Committee

The Annual General Meeting of the Dalhousie Faculty Association (DFA) will take place on Monday,  May 4, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. (location to be announced).  The new Executive Committee will take office at the close of that meeting, as specified in our Constitution.  The following positions on next year’s Executive are open for election (all… [read more]

DFA expresses concern about proposed cuts in BAC report

DFA President Catrina Brown has spoken out about the Budget Advisory Committee’s proposal for a further 2.5% cut to faculties in 2015-16.  The committee’s draft plan for the 2015-16 budget was released this week. The BAC report also calls for a 2% cut to service units and a 3% tuition increase. “Faculties and departments at… [read more]

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]


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