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A new way to get help?

 A variety of e-mental health tools are currently being piloted across Nova Scotia’s post-secondary campuses. The hope is that these tools will help alleviate appointment wait-times and provide counselling alternatives to students in need.   “As someone who had seen and used on-campus counselling, I saw the pros and cons to what on-campus counselling was like and understood the need for something… Read more »

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Dal’s $55,000 price tag on access to employment information “absolute lie”

Remember that $55,000 price tag Dalhousie University gave the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) for a Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) request about employment at the university?   A Dal whistleblower says that the school exaggerated the cost.   In the summer of 2017, CUPE submitted a request for information about how many full and part-time professors were employed at Dalhousie over the… Read more »

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Cannabis ad standards are hypocritical

Legalization is finally a reality. Despite this, it’s become apparent that alcohol is the golden child in the government’s eyes.   Ads portraying the glamour of liquor are plastered all over the city, flaunting the freedom of alcohol advertising with every glistening bottle of booze. The promise of a good time is insinuated in every ad,… Read more »

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Contradictory Carbon Tax Catastrophe

A new carbon tax will be implemented as part of the Pan American Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change next January.   The purpose of this tax is to save our environment and act on climate change–to meet the carbon emission targets set by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).   The logic behind the tax is simple economics: higher prices mean lower… Read more »

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Arts vs. STEM

After spending tens (and in the case of international students, hundreds of thousands) of dollars along with a staggering 35 thousand hours of their life, students are awarded a nice little piece of paper with their program and — it has their name on it.   After the sacrifices and investments, students expect to be successfully venturing off into… Read more »

THE LATEST 'SPORTS'

Some of Dalhousie's athletic awards inside the Dalplex.

Dal Tigers inducted into Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame

Dalhousie University was well represented in this year’s Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame induction class.  Held at the Halifax Convention Centre on Nov. 2, the ceremony started a few minutes late because of heavy rain outside, but that didn’t deter the celebratory mood.  The event kicked off with video clips of all the inductees and… Read more »

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Trying to make the show

The day didn’t start that remarkable.   Dalhousie University lacrosse player, Sawyer Howell, was at home with his roommates watching Planet Earth season two on Netflix on Sept. 26. The National Lacrosse League draft was taking place and Howell was following it on his phone because he had a few friends that were drafted in the… Read more »

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Bringing Moore to the table

Rick Scott, Dalhousie University’s women’s volleyball head coach knew he had a talented player when he recruited Julie Moore. He coached her in her senior year at Citadel High School in Halifax.   But he wasn’t expecting the immediate success she had in her first season last year.   Moore led the AUS in kills with 228,… Read more »

THE LATEST 'ARTS & CULTURE'

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Oxfam brings food insecurity awareness to Dal

The Dalhousie and King’s Oxfam Society held a hunger banquet on Nov. 22 in the Student Union Building. The society represented issues of global disparity of wealth and food inequality. “We really had no idea what to expect,” says Katie Clarke, the co-president of the society. “I think we really just wanted to get through… Read more »

These are the various nogs the Gazette staff subjected themselves to.

Battle of the nogs

Editor’s note: This piece was inspired by The Coast’s nog taste test from 2017.  It’s that time of year again – egg nog hit grocery store shelves around Thanksgiving and we must soak up all the noggy days we have left before the government takes it away again.  News editor Rebecca Dingwell, arts editor Jessica… Read more »

The Studley Campus Dalhousie International Centre is located inside LeMarchant Place across from Risley Hall.

Halifax for the holidays

A white Christmas isn’t everyone’s dream during the holidays. While many international students enjoy studying in Halifax, it can be challenging to cope without family and friends during the break.  “This time is difficult,” said Oyshee Saha Roy, who is studying for a master’s in computer science at Dalhousie University. “It has been a long… Read more »

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