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Posts by Karla Renic

Living with Crohn’s

Jason Isaacs is 26 years old and studies clinical psychology at Dal. He is one of 10 Canadian students awarded with the Crohn’s and Colitis Scholarship.

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Fighting the rising opioid crisis

Editor’s note: This article discusses drug abuse, the opioid crisis and overdose.  A national report released in June states that 4,460 deaths occurred in 2018 due to opioids.  In Canada, 20 per cent of accidental opioid-related deaths (most commonly accidental overdose) happened to people aged 20 to 29. In Nova Scotia, this number was higher at 25…

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Dal apologizes to Black Nova Scotians for its racist history

In this image: A headshot of Afua Cooper.

On Sept. 5, Dalhousie University made history by officially acknowledging the anti-Black racism imbedded into the institution by its founding father George Ramsay, the ninth Earl of Dalhousie.  A reception was held in honour of the completion of the Report on Lord Dalhousie’s History on Slavery and Race, commissioned in 2016 by Dal’s Senate Chair Kevin…

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Dishonourable degrees: an update

In this image: headshot of Peter Dalglish.

Editor’s note: This is an update on “Dishonourable degrees” from the Nov. 30, 2018 issue. Content warning – the story contains information about the sexual assault of minors.  In 2018, the Dal Gazette reported on Dalhousie’s lack of policies about revoking honorary degrees.  The initial complaint came from Robert Huish, an Associate Professor in the Department of International Development. Huish brought up the…

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Chase the ace

In this image: A pin featuring the asexuality flag.

Michael J. Doré said many asexual people feel alone, “like they are misfit.” In reality, all they are is lacking sexual attraction.

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Dishonourable degrees

In this image: headshot of Peter Dalglish.

Editor’s note: This article discusses sexual assault, including the sexual abuse of children. Gazette contributor Karla Renic is a student of Robert Huish. To avoid a conflict of interest, Matt Stickland conducted the interview with Huish.  Dalhousie University has no policy on rescinding honorary degrees – even when the recipient is on trial for sexually abusing children.   For more than 25 years, Peter Dalglish was a Canadian humanitarian. He…

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