Dal degree destroyed after divestment disagreement

Scott Vrooman, Dal alum, mails diploma back to campus

November 22, 2015

Last November, Dalhousie University voted against divesting its holdings in fossil fuel companies. On Nov. 8, in protest and anger against this decision, Dalhousie alumnus Scott Vrooman ripped up his master’s degree and mailed it back to university president Richard… Continue Reading

Bringing Ferguson to Halifax

Marcia Chatelain speaks at Dal about #‎BlackLivesMatter and the importance of social change

November 13, 2015

  The Annual MacKay History Lecture included a modern twist this year, when Dr. Marcia Chatelain spoke in Dalhousie’s Potter Auditorium Wednesday evening. Dr. Chatelain is a well-known historian, author, scholar and speaker, and is associate professor of history and… Continue Reading

Environmental racism bill hopes to get to second reading

First Canadian bill of its kind asks NS Ministry of Environment to consult communities near hazardous sites

October 30, 2015

Lincolnville has a large African-Nova Scotian community, and it also has a landfill right beside it. This isn’t rare for the African-Nova Scotian community: throughout the province, there are several toxic waste sites — many of which lie near African-Nova… Continue Reading

Saving the oceans with a camera lens

A one-on-one with photojournalist and conservation activist Cristina Mittermeier

October 09, 2015

Cristina Mittermeier is a Marine Biologist and photojournalist who specializes in portraying conservation issues and the relationship between human beings and nature. She has completed several assignments for National Geographic and is the co-founder and Executive Director of SeaLegacy, a… Continue Reading

Society profile: the Dalhousie Young Liberals

October 02, 2015

  As election day draws closer, you’ll likely see the Dalhousie Young Liberals around campus. “We are a campus club associated with Young Liberals Canada and we are here to engage students about the political process and to fight for… Continue Reading

Facing Nova Scotia’s environmental racism

Dalhousie professor speaks about environmental challenges faced by marginalized communities

September 18, 2015

    Polluters go to Mi’kmaq or African Nova Scotian communities not only for their inexpensive land, but also because these communities don’t have the political power to resist polluting industries. This was one of the many things discussed at The Canadian… Continue Reading

Controversial bill draws protest in front of Province House

Over 150 students, faculty, labour advocates attend

April 30, 2015

Over 150 students, academics and workers’ advocates rallied on April 27 against Nova Scotia’s Bill 100. The bill, introduced by the Liberal government and Kelly Regan, the Minister of Labour and Advanced Education, is called the “Act Respecting Accountability and… Continue Reading

Shellhousie flag flies in protest of Dal’s relationship with oil company

April 07, 2015

Two weeks after Shell Canada announced a $600,000 donation to Dalhousie, campus activist group Divest Dalhousie has added a redesigned Dalhousie flag bearing a Shell logo to the Studley campus flagpole. Dal News, Dalhousie’s administration-run newspaper, announced on March 25 that… Continue Reading

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

A mandatory class for all

DSU proposes a mandatory equity course in response to dentistry scandal

March 06, 2015

The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) needed to respond to the dentistry scandal. VP Internal Jennifer Nowoselski put together a statement after talking with levied societies about their thoughts on how to reduce sexism and misogyny on campus. Another statement was… 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