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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

Call for nominations: DFA Executive Committee by-election – Deadline September 6

As a result of a resignation, a Member-at-Large position on the 2016-17 DFA Executive Committee is vacant and needs to be filled. In accordance with Clauses 3.3 to 3.6 of the DFA By-Laws, we are seeking nominations for this position. If you wish to nominate a DFA member in good standing, please follow these instructions: … [read more]

DFA challenging Truro campus daycare closure

The Dalhousie Faculty Association (DFA)  is challenging a decision by the Dalhousie administration to close the daycare centre on the Agricultural Campus in Bible Hill.  In June, Dalhousie announced that the Agricultural Campus Daycare would be shut down as of September 2, 2016, leaving the children of Truro-based faculty, staff, students and community members without… [read more]

DFA joins campaign to free Concordia Professor Homa Hoodfar

The DFA has joined with faculty associations across the country, as well as Amnesty International and other human rights organizations, to call for the  release of Homa Hoodfar, a Concordia University anthropologist imprisoned in Iran.  Dr. Hoodfar. who holds Canadian, Iranian and Irish citizenship, was in Iran to visit family and pursue her research, which… [read more]

Striking journalists create full-service online newspaper

Newsroom staff at the Chroncle Herald, who have been on strike for the past four months, are now providing Halifax readers with an alternative source of local and national news. The reporters, editors, columnists and photographers originally started the Local Xpress as a website featuring a handful of stories a day;  they have now partnered… [read more]

Health Spending Account claim year ends June 30

June 30 is the deadline for using your $500 Health Spending Account (HSA) entitlement for the current academic year.   Unused HSA balances can be carried forward for one year only, but will then be forfeited. The Health Spending Account is an amount you can use for payment of medical expenses not covered by your basic… [read more]


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