Student Union

Understanding the barred BoG meeting

Students' feelings of disenfranchisement from budget consultations made it a necessity to interrupt BOG meeting

April 21, 2016

Yesterday, amidst the protests of the BAC Report and the tuition fee increases it recommended, the Dalhousie Board of Governors was brought to a standstill. The students, interrupting the meeting by shaking boxes of KD emblazoned with the bright #rejectthereset… Continue Reading

Presidential Chitchat: Dan Nicholson

Last year, the Gazette sat down with the 2015/16 DSU President to see what he wanted to achieve. This is the interview.

April 03, 2016

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

Senate meeting full of contention

Student Senator Reform, Dalhousie Dentistry Report, Budget Advisory Committee Report among items discussed

March 04, 2016

The Feb. 22 meeting of the Dalhousie Senate saw many different threads of ongoing narratives intersect. The lion’s share of the meeting was taken up by discussion of a proposed reform of the Senate seats allocated to students, bringing this… Continue Reading

Breaking down the BAC Report

Plan proposes another year of tuition hikes

February 26, 2016

Each year, Dalhousie’s Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) presents a report on the University’s budget for the upcoming year. The BAC report details what faculties will be receiving tuition hikes, which services will see decreased operating budgets, and compares Dalhousie’s fees… Continue Reading

Students heat up Board of Governors meeting after being left out in the cold

Tuition reset protesters kept out of BOG meeting

February 26, 2016

“We will not give up the fight, education is a right” was the chant echoed across the Dalhousie Studley quad on Tuesday. Approximately 40 Dalhousie students gathered in front of the Henry Hicks building to attend a public meeting held… Continue Reading

Letter to the editor

RE: Let's make our student union a more ethical one

February 12, 2016

Let’s not pinkwash Israeli violations and our complicity in them We are writing in response to the letter published in the January 22 issue the Dal Gazette, [Re: Let’s make our union a more ethical one]. We couldn’t help but… Continue Reading

NSCAD delays decision for 37 per cent tuition fee hike

Students stormed Board of Governors meeting to protest tuition fee hikes

November 30, 2015

  More than 20 students at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) stormed a Thursday night Board of Governors meeting to protest a proposed 37 per cent tuition fee increase. The Board tabled the tuition fee hike proposal…. Continue Reading

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