Legislature calls emergency debate to discuss mental health

Minister of Health says ‘there is a lot more to do’

November 22, 2015

The public gallery of the Nova Scotia Legislature was full as the Speaker opened the floor on Nov. 12 to an emergency debate about mental health in Nova Scotia. Previous sittings have seen emergency debates about Muskrat Falls in 2012,… 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

International students face difficulties finding Dal med school electives

After $725 application fee, only a small chance of placement

October 25, 2015

International medical students applying for electives at Dalhousie are being turned away – because they’re applying for the wrong electives. Last year, 293 students out of 486 were turned away because the departments and times they had chosen were already… Continue Reading

DSU council votes to leave, releases statement on systemic sexism within Students Nova Scotia

March 03, 2015

Provincial student advocacy group loses largest member The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) is now fully independent in its advocacy efforts after DSU council voted to leave provincial student advocacy group Students Nova Scotia (SNS) at a special council meeting on… 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

DSU councillors question value of student advocacy groups

January 29, 2014

The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) is considering leaving the two provincial and federal advocacy groups it belongs to, while Students Nova Scotia and the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) scramble to make their case for the benefits of membership…. Continue Reading

News Briefs

January 17, 2014

Dal announces new partnership to tackle the flu by Nicolas Haddad, news contributor As new strains of influenza appear across the globe, Dalhousie is staying ahead of the game. The university is collaborating on a long-term influenza research project with… Continue Reading

Enrolment is down at most other universities—how about Dal?

January 17, 2014

    Dalhousie’s 2013 enrolment now sits 23.7 per cent higher than it did in 2002, at 18,531 students. Over that time, Nova Scotia’s other universities noticed a 1.8 per cent decrease, according to the university president’s 100 Days report…. Continue Reading

Saint Mary’s promises culture of consent

January 11, 2014

Saint Mary’s University is committed to serious cultural change following the release of a new report, says university president Colin Dodds. The 110-page document, “Promoting a Culture of Safety, Respect and Consent at Saint Mary’s University and Beyond,” was made… Continue Reading

Suzuki speaks in Halifax during Atlantic tour

November 29, 2013

A standing ovation typically indicates an exceptional performance; in Halifax, renowned environmentalist David Suzuki only had to take the stage. Suzuki’s tour of the Atlantic provinces started on a strong note this past Friday, Nov. 22, where he spoke to… Continue Reading

Fasting to make a difference

November 22, 2013

Dalhousie’s World Vision Society proved that 30 hours can make a difference on the Nov. 15 weekend. A small group of students, led by the society’s president Karley Hewitt, came together to stop eating and raise money— taking part in… Continue Reading

The anatomy of the NDP’s failure

November 15, 2013

Just how bad was the Dexter NDP’s early-October defeat? Collapse may be too weak a word. Forget the office they lost, or the drop to third-party status. Forget the nearly 20 per cent of the electorate who turned away from… Continue Reading

DSU cancels bus trip to Elsipogtog protest

October 25, 2013

Last weekend, several Dalhousie students travelled to Rexton, NB in solidarity with members of the Elsipogtog First Nation to protest shale gas exploration. The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) had originally organized a bus to transport students to meet members of… Continue Reading