Searching for a story in the nation’s capital

It’s snowing in October. Hands buried deep in my pockets, I half-jog towards Parliament, cursing the fact that Canada’s capital city also happens to be the second coldest in the world. After Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, of course. Tourists move around the downtown core in gaggles, clutching cameras in their frozen hands, looking mystified at how their…

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Bye-bye Blackboard

No matter the class, the faculty or the academic year, there is one tool that most students experience at some point during their time at Dal: Blackboard Learn. As of the start of the summer term, however, Blackboard will be replaced by the new Brightspace system. Doug Rogers, project manager for technology assisted learning at…

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Society Profile: Dalhousie Progressive Conservatives

  The Dal Progressive Conservatives are well aware that Canadian universities are usually left-leaning types of places. But that hasn’t stopped this newly revived club from being vocal on campus about Conservative policies, ideals and student engagement in politics. Paige Black is president of the Dal PCs, as well as the Nova Scotia Young Progressive…

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Catching up with your Student Union president

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 been changing that so far? Nicholson: There are a few things that I’m really excited…

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The election comes to Halifax

  The candidates for the Halifax riding sparred onstage once again yesterday evening, this time turning their attention to youth and student issues. All five candidates were present to debate: Allan Bezanson of the Marxist-Leninist Party, Irvine Carvery of the Conservative Party, Andy Fillmore of the Liberal Party, Megan Leslie of the NDP and Thomas…

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Halifax students share political priorities

With less than a month left until the ballots are cast in our 42nd general election, we thought it was time to shift our focus. We’ve talked about party leaders and about Halifax candidates, but we realized that we weren’t talking about those who are arguably even more important: the voters themselves. A team of…

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Dalhousie graduate helps promote Halifax jobs

Work Local allows users to submit video interview questions along with their job applications. The business has grown quickly since launching in January and is now working with the Greater Halifax Partnership. Leslie Gallagher, founder and owner of Work Local, says a site like hers is needed. “I went to Dalhousie and am from Halifax,…

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The 10 most newsworthy stories of the 2014-2015 school year

1. The Dalhousie Dentistry Scandal The Dentistry scandal shot Dal into the national spotlight, with news crews from across the country overtaking campus during winter break. The Dentistry scandal resulted from the discovery of a series of Facebook posts by the “Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen’s club.” The posts involved comments about “hate fucking” members…

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Presidential Chitchat: Dan Nicholson

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 or what they were doing in terms of student outreach, student programs, I really didn’t…

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