DSU BOG Representative: Bart Soroka

Name: Bart Soroka Age: 24 Hometown: Regina Program: Law Relevant experience: I sat on the University of Regina Senate for two terms, I sat on the U of R council for a term, and their student union for two terms. I am VPE for the Law Students Society here at Dalhousie, and I have been…

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DSU BOG Representative: Masuma Khan

Name: Masuma Khan Age: 20 Hometown: Halifax, Nova Scotia Program: Political Science major, minor in International Development Studies Relevant experience: I may not have as much experience as some of my counterparts, but I have sat as president of the Muslim Student Association, I’ve worked with the DSU, and was a part of the protest…

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DSU BOG Representative: Kati George-Jim

Name: Kati George-Jim Age: 20 Hometown: Victoria, BC Program: Double major in Political Science and Sustainability Relevant experience: I was First Rear Representative for DASSS (Dalhousie Arts and Social Sciences Society) and DUPSS (Dalhousie Undergraduate Political Science Society), as well as part of the Howe Hall Residence Council, and an active member of the Dalhousie…

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Out of the Cold shelter searching for volunteers

  Out of the Cold is a volunteer-run organization working to provide the homeless and precariously-housed with shelter and community support. Located in St. Matthew’s Church on Barrington Street, they assist the 200-225 individuals who access the shelter every year. The shelter opens their doors on December 1st and runs until April 30th, open from…

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A look at the Halifax Refugee Clinic

Founded in 2000, the Halifax Refugee Clinic is a grassroots, not-for-profit charity that seeks to provide refugees with the support and free legal representation that they need. “Refugees are some of the most marginalized people in our communities,” says settlement coordinator Gillian Zubizarreta. This is due to the conditional status that makes them ineligible for…

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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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Dal Votes 2015, Candidate Profile: Kaitlynne Lowe

Name: Kaitlynne Lowe Age: 21 Hometown: Bowmanville, Ontario Program: Double Major in English and History, Minor in Theater Nominated for: Vice President (Internal) Relevant Experience: VPI and now President of the Arts and Social Sciences Society, two years on the Review Committee, one year on the Grant Committee, Chair of the DSU Executive Review Committee,…

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Dal student shaving off beard to fundraise for women’s shelter

Nik Halldorson raised over $2,000 through his Beards for Bryony fundraiser in just eleven days. Halldorson, a fourth-year nursing student at Dalhousie University, has been growing his beard for seven months and decided to make shaving it off mean something. “I’ve done some fundraising in the past,” said Halldorson, who raised over $3000 for the…

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Student Ratings of Instruction added to BBL

Students can now see professors’ ratings online Dalhousie recently added Student Ratings of Instruction (SRI) to Blackboard Learn. These ratings are used to evaluate the teaching effectiveness of faculty. Evaluations take a variety of different forms including questionnaires, surveys and written comments. These evaluations are important when assessing the quality of education that is provided…

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Panelists discuss the pros and cons of open access

Dalhousie hosted a panel discussion on the differing opinions on open access on Oct. 23. The panel consisted of Dal English professor and Faculty of Arts and Sciences Associate Dean Research Julia Wright, Dal’s digital scholarship librarian Geoff Brown, and McGill-Queen’s University Press’ editor-in-chief Jonathan Crago. It was facilitated by University Librarian Donna Bourne-Tyson. Open Access…

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