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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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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]

Anomalies Fund application deadline: September 18

The anomalies fund exists to adjust the salaries of DFA Members “whose salaries are judged to be anomalously low, when compared with the salaries of other Members accounting for experience and rank within their Faculty” (Collective agreement article 31A.06). The deadline for applications for this year is September 18, 2015.  Click here to download the… [read more]

DFA responds to Backhouse Report

DFA President David Mensink has sent a letter to Dalhousie President Richard Florizone in response to the Report of the Task Force on Misogyny, Sexism and Homophobia in the Faculty of Dentistry, headed by University of Ottawa Law Professor Constance Backhouse. Click here  to read the letter.

Who or What does Higher Education Serve? Event at CBU on Sept. 25

The Royal Society of Canada Atlantic and Cape Breton University will be holding an afternoon of dialogue and debate on September 25 around the question of Who or What Does Higher Education Serve? The event will cover a range of topics from the Antigonish movement and its continued resonance for today, to transforming institutions of higher education to better serve… [read more]

CAUT seeking to fill Equity Committee vacancy

The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) is seeking to fill a vacancy on its Equity Committee to represent women academic staff.  The deadline for nominations is September 1, 2015. Nominees for the Equity Committee should have considerable experience in their academic staff association, a demonstrated commitment to principles of equity, and knowledge of relevant… [read more]


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