Student Union

DSU asks Dal for $44,000 to continue Sexual Assault & Harassment Phone Line

How the phone line reflects deeper problems at Dal

November 13, 2015

As the pilot project of their Sexual Assault & Harassment Phone Line draws to a close on Nov. 20, the Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) is working with the university to try and establish financial support for the phone line until… Continue Reading

Request for info on tuition resets denied

Tuition resets for 2016/17 in pharmacy, agriculture and engineering discussed, but increased amounts unknown

October 16, 2015

Nova Scotia Labour and Advanced Education denied the Dalhousie Student Union’s (DSU) request to see Dalhousie’s recommendations for upcoming tuition resets. John Hutton, DSU Vice President (Academic and External), filed a Freedom of Information and Protection Privacy Act (FOIPOP) request… Continue Reading

Still no decision on University Ave. bike lanes

Proposed lanes receive criticism for damaging accessibility

October 09, 2015

In recent years, the Halifax Regional Municipality and Dalhousie University have developed a plan to implement bike lanes on campus – not without controversy. The bike lanes would be on University Avenue, between Robie and LeMarchant St., and would exclude… Continue Reading

What’s going on with the SUB?

What you can expect once the construction is done

October 09, 2015

If you’ve walked down University Avenue even once in the past few months, then you have likely seen or heard the construction on Dal’s Student Union Building (SUB). “Right now, when you are walking on University Avenue and you see… Continue Reading

Catching up with your Student Union president

Dan Nicholson chats with the Gazette about recent changes within the DSU and his plans for the year.

October 02, 2015

Gazette: You said when you were running for president that one of your main reasons for running was “not personally knowing what the union was up to or what they were doing in terms of student outreach.” How have you… Continue Reading

DSU to vote on equity policy

September 30, 2015

The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) will vote tonight on an Equity Policy and an Equity Hiring Policy. The equity policy “actively challenge[s] discrimination, harassment, and oppression.” The policy says an equity statement must be read aloud or posted at “all events… Continue Reading

Presidential Chitchat: Ramz Aziz

April 14, 2015

Dalhousie Gazette: What is the biggest change you feel you’ve made this year? Ramz Aziz: Things on the operations side. This place operates a lot more smoothly than it did a while back. We have a lot of our policies… 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

Voter turnout increases for 2015-16 DSU elections

Dan Nicholson elected union president

March 25, 2015

Voter apathy lessened on campus this year as a total of 3,260 Dal students voted in the 2014-15 Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) elections, an increase of more than 1,400 from last year. A total of 18 per cent of students voted,… 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

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

DSU may vote to leave Students NS for second time in two years

February 24, 2015

Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) council may vote to disaffiliate from Students Nova Scotia (SNS), their only external advocacy group, as soon as this Friday. A special general meeting regarding this possibility will occur tomorrow, Feb. 25, at 4:30 p.m. in… Continue Reading

How to be informed on DSU issues

December 10, 2014

A new report informed by the Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) council says that on a scale from one to five, students at large are informed on DSU issues at a level of “one”. With updates on paid DSU staff position… Continue Reading