Student Union

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

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

Report on DSU’s performance shows overall decline

December 10, 2014

Councillors concerned at lack of communication, community among union The Dec. 5 meeting of Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) council included a presentation on the fall 2014 report of the DSU’s Executive Review Committee (ERC). The stated goal of the ERC… Continue Reading

Nearly a third of DSU councillors fail to submit monthly report

December 10, 2014

First trial of new transparency initiative largely ignored All DSU councillors were supposed to provide an end-of-month report for November after a motion was passed at the council meeting of Nov. 5 saying monthly reports are required. Only 13 out… Continue Reading

Attendance weak at DSU council meetings

December 10, 2014

New councillors fill vacant positions while some councillors are frequently absent A Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) councillor was recalled for absences at the Nov. 19 meeting of council, while other councillors have been habitually missing council meetings, and new councillors… Continue Reading

DSU continues hiring paid staff without advertising positions

December 10, 2014

Society Support Commissioner positions open The DSU is currently looking for two Society Support Commissioners. The responsibilities of this role include acting as a communications liason between student societies and the rest of the DSU, connecting societies to resources and… Continue Reading

DSU divests after never publicizing months of divestment discussion

December 10, 2014

Vote probably a surprise to majority of students What could have been the biggest publicity point of the Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) council meeting of Dec. 5 was council’s successful vote to divest the DSU’s investment portfolio of its shares… Continue Reading