DSU ousts VPSL Mazen Brisha 

Mazen Brisha was removed from his position on DSU council Monday, March 14.    A motion proposed by the executive oversight committee passed with at least a two-thirds majority to remove Brisha from his role of vice-president (student life) for violating union by-laws.   Motion 11.1, which removed Brisha from office, stated he had failed to call…

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DSU VPSL Mazen Brisha removed from office 

Mazen Brisha was removed from his position on DSU council Monday, March 14.   A motion proposed by the executive oversight committee passed with at least a two-thirds majority to remove Brisha from his role of vice-president (student life) for violating union by-laws.  Motion 11.1, which removed Brisha from office, stated he had failed to call…

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Making The Mackerel  

For regular readers of the Dalhousie Gazette’s print editions – also known as people waiting in line for Loaded Ladle – this issue might look a little different. Take a look at the back cover, but please come back and finish reading this article, and you’ll see what I mean.   The Mackerel is a fish that’s well known in…

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Art house films return to Halifax

On Oct. 15, Carbon Arc Cinema hosted a full-capacity screening of French director Mia Hansen-Løve’s new film Bergman Island, and for the first time since March 2020, people in peninsular Halifax had a place to see a movie other than Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane.   “We show things because they’re not getting shown,” said Kenny Lewis, the chair of Carbon…

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FIN’s top films

Wildhood  Directed by Bretten Hannam  Country: Canada  Every year, FIN Atlantic International Film Festival is the best place for cinephiles in Atlantic Canada to discover new films from our backyards and film industries around the world.   The programming team at FIN couldn’t have chosen a better film than Wildhood for its opening night gala. To its core,…

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DFA continue to push for greater safety measures for students, faculty and staff

Two weeks after announcing that students, faculty and staff at Dalhousie University would either have to be fully vaccinated or tested twice-weekly to access campus, the university provided students with a way to do so.   Dalhousie’s online Campus Check program –– provided by Thrive Health, a Vancouver-based healthcare software company –– was launched on Sept.…

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The problem with DSU elections

DSU Staff and Executive office

The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) held their general elections for the 2021-2022 academic year from March 8 to 9, 2021. But of the nearly 20,000 students the DSU represents, only seven candidates ran for the six available positions –– only vice-president (student life) was contested with two candidates –– and only 2,165 students voted.   Included in the uncontested…

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DSU raises student health plan fees

Health Plan Office

The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) has voted to slightly raise the cost of the DSU health and dental plan in an attempt to ensure students don’t receive an unmanageable fee increase in the near future, according to union President Maddie Stinson.   The single student and family plan fee for domestic students will increase by $4.64 to $468.64.…

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