Posts by Sabina Wex

Outgoing and incoming DSU presidents’ chit chat

Every year, the Gazette interviews the outgoing and incoming DSU presidents to reflect on the past year and ponder the next year. We decided to get Kathleen Reid, outgoing DSU president, and Amina Abawajy, incoming DSU president and outgoing DSU VP Academic and External, to discuss what it’s like being racialized women in politics, dealing…

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Four years at the Dal Gazette

Welcome to the Dalhousie Gazette’s last issue of the 2016-17 school year. This year marked a huge change to our paper – one of the biggest in its 149-year history. Over the course of the past eight months we halved our number of issues to focus on quality instead of quantity. We created a brand…

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DSU 2017/18 election winners

Congratulations to all the winners of the DSU election! We can’t wait to see what you achieve in the 2017/18 school year.   EXECUTIVE President: Amina Abawajy VP Academic and External: Masuma Khan VP Internal: Alex Hughes VP Finance and Operations: Chantal Khoury VP Student Life: Cory Larsen BOG Rep: Jeremy Ryant   FACULTY Engineering rep:…

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Dalhousie Gazette Podcast: DSU Elections

We spoke about this year’s DSU election, current student issues and campus culture with VPFO candidates, Chris Abraham and Chantal Khoury, and VPI candidate, Alex Hughes. Host: Sabina Wex Guests: Chris Abraham, Chantal Khoury, Alex Hughes Edits: Luke MacDonald Producer: Jennifer Lee

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Don’t vote in the DSU election

Have you voted in the DSU election? Probably not. If you haven’t, that’s cool. I’m not here to berate you about your millennial apathy and selfish attitude. I’m here to say that I understand. As the chief correspondent on the DSU election, I’m one of the few people paying attention to the election, aside from…

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President: Amina Abawajy

Name: Amina A. Abawajy Hometown: Halifax, Nova Scotia Major: Computer Science and International Development Studies What experience do you have that makes you uniquely best suited for this position? As the current Vice President Academic and External, I have experience on the DSU executive as well as intimate knowledge of DSU Council, university administration, and…

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Women’s Rep: Katie Douglas

Name: Katie Douglas Hometown: It’s complicated. I was born in Halifax and have a lot of family here, but I grew up in Regina, Sask. Major, year: Third year BSc. Neuroscience. I spent some time at King’s in FYP first, so it’s my fourth year of university in total.   What are the issues within…

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Vice President Academic and External: Masuma Khan

Name: Masuma Khan Hometown: Halifax, Nova Scotia Major, Year: International Development Studies, Fourth Year   This position requires lots of advocacy work and organizing campaigns based on student’s special interest groups, what experience do you have in doing this? I have been the president of the Dalhousie Muslim Student Association for the past two years.…

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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Rep: Ashley Farrell

Name: Ashley Farrell Hometown: Fredericton, New-Brunswick Major, Year: Honors in Social Anthropology, Third Year   What are the issues within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences? Personal issues I’ve encountered in the faculty include a lack of summer courses (or time-conflicting summer courses), which result in students not obtaining the requirements they need to…

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Vice President Internal: Alex Hughes

Name: Alex Hughes Hometown: Victoria, BC Major, Year: I am in the second year of a double major in International Development and Gender and Women’s Studies.   Why do you want this position? In coming to Dalhousie, I had never experienced such a fearless, fiercely passionate group of young people who were unapologetic in their…

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