Our guide to the 2021 Canadian election

Canadians will vote for a new federal government on Sept. 20. The election was called quickly and will happen fast. This means it might be complicated for students to navigate, especially first-time voters. So, we’ll try and help. This is your Dalhousie Gazette guide to the 2021 Canadian election.  Why an election now?  The last federal election…

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Limited on-campus voting for federal election

On-campus voting will be more complicated for Dalhousie University students who don’t permanently reside in the Halifax riding this year. The Vote on Campus Program, which was started by Elections Canada in 2015, won’t be happening in 2021. The program allowed post-secondary students to vote in their home ridings from poll booths on their school’s campuses.  Dalhousie…

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Questions remain after Dal announces vaccine mandate

Dalhousie has joined the growing list of post-secondary schools in Canada requiring vaccination from students, staff and faculty returning to campus this fall.   In order to access a Dal campus, proof of vaccination must be provided, the university announced in a memorandum on Aug. 25. Those who are not vaccinated or decline to share proof of vaccination…

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DSU bringing campus events back to students

The Dalhousie University Student Union (DSU) wants to see a fun but safe return to campus. They’re planning a return of all traditional student life events under the safety protocols set by the province and university.   “Most university students miss the time they didn’t get to spend socializing last year,” said DSU President Madeline Stinson. “I think we’ll see…

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International students struggling to return to campus

As Dalhousie University prepares to welcome students back on campus, international students struggle with unclear government policies and slow university responses.  Returning international students have received conflicting, confusing and late information from the Dalhousie International Centre (IC.)   Dalhousie did not respond to the Dalhousie Gazette’s requests for an interview regarding this article.    The “Cold, mechanical voice” of the International Centre …

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