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JUST RELEASED: DFA's Updated Review of Dalhousie University Budget Finances

Tuition fee hikes and cuts to faculty budgets are not a financial necessity.  They are a choice by the administration to direct money towards capital expenses and increasing non-academic costs.  Click here for the updated review of Dalhousie's finances from 2002-2017.  (verifed by a forensic accountant). 

NEW! Updated Documents for Tenure-Stream Appointments and Tenure/Promotion/Reappointment

In light of the recently-ratified collective agreement, DFA has updated two important documents for our members.  If you are beginning a tenure-stream appointment at Dalhousie, please read Laying the Foundation - it will help you begin planning for a successful reappointment and positive tenure review. The second document, Under the Microscope, outlines the tenure, promotion and reappointment processes, as well as the rights and responsibilities of those involved in the review process.  If you have questions about either of these documents, please email the DFA office at dfa@dal.ca or call 902 494-3722.

NEW! Negotiations Wrap Up ~ President's Bulletin: March 19, 2018

Please click here for DFA President Darren Abramson's final wrap up on the DFA's negotiations with the Dalhousie Board of Governors. 

NEW! DFA Executive Nominations Now Open

The DFA's 2018-2019 Executive will take office at the close of our AGM on Thursday, May 3.  The following positions are open for election (all terms for one year unless otherwise stated):

  • President-Elect
  • Second Vice-President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • One member to be elected by those not in the Bargaining Unit.
  • Five Members-at-Large (from any part of the DFA membership) to serve two-year terms

The following Executive Members are continuing: 

  • Current President-Elect, Dave Westwood (Health & Human Performance), will serve as President
  • Current President Darren Abramson (Philosophy) will serve as Past-President.
  • Five Members-at-Large, elected last year for a two-year term, continue for their second year: Amy Birchall (Animal Science and Aquaculture), Jason Brown (Mathematics and Statistics), Nancy MacDonald (Social Work), Kalyani Prithiviraj (Plant, Food and Environmental Sciences) and Deborah Tamlyn (Nursing).

To nominate yourself or another DFA member, please click here. Nominations must be received no later than April 18, 2018 at 4:30 pm.  Please submit nominations to the Nominating Committee (Chair David Westwood, Darren Abramson, Joanne Mills) care of the DFA office.

NEW! Submit Your Health Claims via Mobile App

As a Medavie Blue Cross subscriber, you are now able to submit health claims via a mobile app.  Details available at https://www.medaviebc.ca/en/members/medavie-mobile.

NEW! Anomalies Fund Application Deadline Extended

Given that the new collective agreement between the Dalhousie Board of Governors and Dalhousie Faculty Association is not yet ratified, the deadline for applications to the Anomalies Fund has been extended. Applications for salary adjustment in 2018-19 must be submitted by June 30, 2018. The Association Board Committee’s decision will be communicated in writing to the Member no later than September 30, 2018. Any salary adjustments will be retroactive to July 1, 2018.

President's Bulletin: Choices Have Consequences

Click here for the DFA President's Bulletin (September 2017) for comments from DFA President Darren Abramson on academic staffing at Dalhousie.

President's Bulletin: Dalhousie's Budget ~ It's About Choices

Please take a moment to read the August 2017 President's Bulletin by DFA President Darren Abramson. This issue is about Dalhousie administration's budget choices.


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