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Dalhousie president Florizone answers misogyny scandal questions

University president says he understands the frustration of students who protested outside his office

January 07, 2015

Dalhousie president Richard Florizone first learned about his university’s investigation into misogynistic and sexually violent Facebook posts the same day as most Canadians – Dec. 15, 2014, when the investigation was first made public by the media. And just like most… Continue Reading

Transgender student disagrees with verdict of human rights complaint

October 02, 2014

“I don’t want to be humiliated and pushed through a system that is not going to hear my rights,” says Dal student Transgender student Jessica Dempsey says she believes she has been let down by the very institution that was… Continue Reading

Transgender Dal student’s human rights case dismissed

October 01, 2014

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission has dismissed transgender student Jessica Dempsey’s human rights case against food service provider Aramark. The Commission’s Board of Commissioners dismissed the complaint due to “insufficient evidence to support the allegation.” Dempsey filed a complaint… Continue Reading

DSU votes to leave CASA, Students NS

February 28, 2014

The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) has voted to end its memberships with federal and provincial lobbying groups, the Canadian Association of Student Alliances (CASA) and Students Nova Scotia (SNS), following this semester. The move will free up approximately $140,000, which… Continue Reading

DSU says “nay” to controversial law school

February 07, 2014

The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) will be urging the Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society to not recognize graduates of an upcoming law school that is gathering controversy. Trinity Western is a private Christian liberal arts university in Langley, B.C.. Last year… Continue Reading

Florizone in Israel

January 31, 2014

Dalhousie president Richard Florizone was in Israel earlier this month as a member of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Canadian delegation. During a press conference held by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Florizone and Dal VP of research Martha Crago signed… Continue Reading

Ottawa man facing deportation speaks at Dal

January 31, 2014

Deepan Budlakoti is a stateless man. Born and raised in Ottawa, he is now facing deportation from his own country. Seated in front of a captive audience, Budlakoti spoke at the Dalhousie Student Union Building on Jan. 23, his eighth… 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

Q&A with Elizabeth May

September 26, 2013

Elizabeth May, leader of the federal Green party and lifetime environmental activist, was on campus earlier this month. She was a panelist at ‘The Afterparty: A Discussion on the Future of Parliamentary Democracy in Canada’ and a guest speaker at… Continue Reading

Stand up for Science rally at Dalhousie

September 19, 2013

Halifax was one of 17 cities across Canada to host a Stand up for Science rally. Speakers including Nova Scotia MP Megan Leslie and federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May spoke about government scientists who are being defunded and “muzzled”… Continue Reading

Pro-rape chant also sung at UBC

September 12, 2013

VANCOUVER (NUW) —“An actual cheer at ubc,” a Sauder School of Business first-year wrote on Twitter. “Y-O-U-N-G at UBC we like em young Y is for yourrr sister O is for ohh so tight U is for under age N… Continue Reading