Activism

5 days in the cold

Dalhousie commerce students raise over $7000.00 for Phoenix Youth Program

March 21, 2015

From March 9 to March 13, a group of Dalhousie Commerce Society students participated in the nationwide event 5 Days for the Homeless. After living, sleeping and studying outside the Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building for five days the students… Continue Reading

Defining racism and sexism: understanding forms of oppression

Students, faculty discuss ways to make university campuses safer

March 19, 2015

One of the discussions that the Dalhousie Dentistry scandal has inspired concerns the prevalence of misogynistic attitudes and behaviour on campus, and the urgent need to create a safer environment for Dalhousie students. On March 5, Margaret Denike, the head… Continue Reading

A view from the inside

Palestinian activist speaks about Israeli prisons

March 15, 2015

Mariam Barghouti is 21 years old. She studies English Literature and Philosophy, and is fluent in English and Arabic. While these traits might not sound different from many students in Halifax, that is where the similarities end. Barghouti lives in the… Continue Reading

Advocating for peaceful protest and a one-state solution

Founder of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolition speaks in Halifax

February 16, 2015

According to Jeff Halper, a Jewish-American anthropology professor who has lived in Israel since 1973, Israel is “consciously, deliberately, systematically refusing the two-state solution with a matrix of control.” He therefore proposes solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a one-state solution. Israelis and Palestinians living in one state could have equal… Continue Reading

Understanding sexualized violence

Panel discusses sexual harassment and violence in university atmospheres

January 16, 2015

Nine students from Dalhousie’s In Nearly 350 people filled Paul O’Regan Hall at the Halifax Central Library on Thursday Jan. 8 to attend a panel discussion about sexualized violence on university campuses. The event, held by the Canadian Centre for… Continue Reading

Dal keeps its millions in fossil fuels

January 10, 2015

Board of Governors votes against divestment despite prominent student campaign As the fall semester came to end, so did the hope that Dalhousie would vote to divest from the fossil fuel industry. On November 25, Dalhousie’s Board of Governors voted… Continue Reading

Community rallies against Dalhousie’s response to dentistry scandal

January 06, 2015

  “Hey hey, ho ho, misogyny has go to go,” roared a crowd of about 200 people gathered at a rally yesterday afternoon outside Dalhousie’s Henry Hicks Building. The rally targeted Dalhousie administration’s reaction to a misogynistic Facebook group made… Continue Reading

Campaigning to make sustainability a basic right

November 30, 2014

David Suzuki’s Blue Dot starts Halifax chapter Halifax has officially joined the campaign to add the protection of the environment to Canada’s constitution. Volunteers for the David Suzuki Foundation’s Blue Dot Tour launched the campaign’s Halifax chapter this past weekend…. Continue Reading

DSU prepares to vote on divestment

November 24, 2014

Tonight’s town hall to update students on divestment action taken so far, what to expect While national attention and a strong media buzz surrounds the significant vote on divestment faced tomorrow by Dalhousie’s Board of Governors, the Dalhousie Student Union… Continue Reading

Protesters cry out against war outside Security Forum

November 23, 2014

Protestors range from Dal academic to 96-year-old activist Protesters held a rally at Cornwallis Park on Saturday to oppose the Halifax International Security Forum. The group “No Harbour For War,” an anti-war, anti-imperialist and anti-NATO collective, helped organize the event…. Continue Reading

Halifax students stage tuition protest at premier’s dinner

November 22, 2014

                  NS tuition fees ranked as third highest in the country “We are here tonight to hold this government accountable,” said David Etherington to a group of students protesting tuition hikes. Etherington,… Continue Reading

Students rally for trans rights on campus

September 23, 2014

Transgender students and allies ask the Dalhousie community to “unlearn transphobia” Transgender students and their allies held a visibility rally outside Dalhousie’s Student Union Building on Monday for the second consecutive year. Participants held signs and transgender flags in efforts to raise… Continue Reading

Bisexuality awareness month at Dal

South House asks people to understand the dangers of biphobia

September 12, 2014

A definition is written on each card. Some define sex positions while others explain broader terms – queer, transsexuality, gender, bisexuality. Jude Ashburn picks up the bisexuality card, and reads from it: “Someone who is attracted to both men and… Continue Reading