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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

Tentative agreement reached; general meeting set for January 8

The bargaining teams representing the DFA and the Dalhousie Board of Governors have agreed on the terms of a new three-year Collective Agreement covering some 900 Professors, Instructors, Counsellors and Librarians.   The tentative agreement has received the unanimous support of the DFA Executive Committee, subject to ratification by the Members. A general meeting of the… [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.

Membership meeting on collective bargaining: Monday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m.

The DFA will be holding a meeting for all Bargaining Unit Members to provide an update on the status of negotiations for a new collective agreement and to discuss the next steps in this process. The meeting will take place on Monday, December 1 at 7 p.m. in Room 127 of the Computer Science Building,… [read more]


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