Dalhousie’s huge cat food purchase intended for feeding research cats, says Dalhousie

Dal performing research with cats to study eye condition

August 17, 2015

Dalhousie’s 232 kilogram shipment of cat food that had the nation talking on Monday is being used for research, says a Dalhousie spokesperson. After the Gazette reported Sunday on the discovery of a 232 kilogram shipment of cat food intended… Continue Reading

Dalhousie’s huge cat food purchase has locals questioning purpose

Cat food's destiny currently unclear

August 16, 2015

  The appearance of 372 large cans of No Name brand cat food on a pallet labeled “Dalhousie” at Halifax’s Young St. Atlantic Superstore location has some members of the Dalhousie community wondering, “What is Dalhousie doing with so much… Continue Reading

Dalhousie first-year chemistry students protest final exam grades

April 30, 2015

Dalhousie students in Chemistry 1012 and 1022 have been passing around a petition asking administration to reevaluate its grading method. Madison Milne made the petition on April 24, a day after receiving her exam grade. She posted the petition on… Continue Reading

Presidential Chitchat: Dan Nicholson

April 13, 2015

Dalhousie Gazette: What made you decide to run for president? Dan Nicholson: If I had to narrow it down to one specific thing, I guess it was just my feeling of not personally knowing what the union was up to… 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

Students feel ignored by province’s suggestions for universities

Minister says province's financial problems mean changes are needed

April 02, 2015

A report from Nova Scotia Labour and Advanced Education outlines actions that are quite different from suggestions made after months of consultations with the province’s university presidents, student leaders, faculty and international students. The final report of the Department of… Continue Reading

International students present on science and economics

4th annual student conference features 21 presentations

March 31, 2015

More than 70 Dalhousie students presented at last week’s International Perspectives on Science and Economics Student Conference. Pairs of students presented 10-minute presentations connected to their fields of study and subjects of personal interest, and received feedback from their peers…. Continue Reading

Threats scrawled across campus

Hateful graffiti not a one-off incident

March 31, 2015

It’s been a busy few months for Dalhousie. December’s now-infamous Dentistry scandal was followed up by last week’s news of sexual harassment that occurred at Howe Hall earlier this year, and now by a series of violent messages written around campus. Yesterday, Jennifer… Continue Reading

Dalhousie prof awarded Herzberg prize

Breakthrough research in density-functional theory

March 21, 2015

Axel Becke doesn’t usually wear his medal. He doesn’t even have it on display in his office on the top floor of the chemistry building. The Dalhousie chemistry professor isn’t even a classically trained chemist. Yet Becke, trained in engineering… Continue Reading

Dal releases diversity report

Report fast-tracked after dentistry scandal

March 21, 2015

“Belong”, Dalhousie’s report on diversity and inclusiveness, was released last week, amidst criticism of some aspects of the report. University president Richard Florizone fast-tracked the publication of the report in response to the recent Dentistry scandal, leading some to believe… Continue Reading

Part-timers file complaint against Dal

Dal halts negotiations with union over issue of inclusion of agricultural campus’ part-timers

March 21, 2015

CUPE 3912, a union representing teaching assistants and part-time faculty at Dalhousie, St. Mary’s and Mount Allison, filed a complaint against Dalhousie University for bargaining in bad faith. The Feb. 17 complaint is the result of CUPE 3912 wanting to… 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

Considering Sexton Campus

Thoughts from the director of Dal's engineering, architecture and planning campus

March 21, 2015

There is only one committee of the Dalhousie Student Union that has its minutes reliably posted online – the Sexton Advisory Committee (SAC), chaired by Jomel Varghese. “I have my put my heart in this,” says Varghese. Varghese, currently on… Continue Reading