Dalhousie

The Mount makes strides for those who face the crimson tide

Nikki Jamieson believes menstrual health products should be free and accessible in public spaces.  “It’s no different than toilet paper or paper towel,” said Jamieson, President of the Mount Saint Vincent University Students’ Union. “Menstruating is a bodily function.”  After a solid year of lobbying on the union’s part, MSVU has become the first university in the province…

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Accessibility on campus

Accessibility around both Dalhousie University and University of King’s College campuses are far from perfect. But that doesn’t mean the schools aren’t trying.  As two of the oldest schools in Canada, Dalhousie and King’s were built in a different time. They’re filled with an abundance of stairs, narrow hallways and uneven pathways. Most students can overlook…

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Dal welcomes new provost and vice-president academic

Dalhousie University is welcoming a new provost and vice-president academic on Nov. 1 – all the way from Perth, Australia. Teri Balser currently holds the position of dean of Teaching and Learning in the faculty of science and engineering at Curtin University. She has years of teaching and leadership experience under her belt thanks to…

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Florizone’s five-year plan

2013  October – The installation of Dalhousie University’s 11th president, Richard Florizone.   2014  September – Dalhousie implements changes to the structure of its senior administration. “A fully implemented ‘provost model,’ as we’ve called this, recognizes that our top priority as a university is teaching and research,” Florizone is quoted in Dal News.  December – Misogynistic posts from the “Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen” Facebook…

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Dal changing how it deals with sexual violence

As of September, Dalhousie University officially has a new sexual violence policy. For students such as Masuma Khan, it’s been a long time coming. “The Sexual Harassment Policy is a policy that was very aged,” said Khan, vice president (Academic and External) of the Dalhousie Student Union. Khan said previous DSU executives and other students…

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One year into Dalhousie’s new “stepped-care” counselling system

At this time last year, Dalhousie University’s counselling services were overburdened.  Stressed-out students were trying to book appointments through the centre to help them handle the anxiety-inducing workload of exam season, but they were met with wait times of a month or more – if they were even able to book an appointment, that is.  Prior to the change,…

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Hotels in downtown Halifax fully booked for Dalhousie graduation

A phone call to the Advancement Office at the University of King’s college rang in a pressing issue for graduating students and their families.  Adriane Abbott, the director of the Advancement Office, was on the receiving end of the call from a concerned parent of a graduating student in late February. The parent, upon having difficulty booking a…

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DSU President Candidate: Mary MacDonald

Less than a month after resigning from her position as representative for students with disabilities on the Dalhousie Student Union council, Mary MacDonald announced she was running for DSU president. The following interview with her has been lightly edited for clarity.   Why did you decide to run for president? I was a little concerned…

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DSU Presidential Debate Recap

This year there are five Dalhousie Student Union Presidential candidates ranging in political experience, ideas on important issues and what they were studying at Dalhousie University.  March 6 was the DSU Presidential Debate for the 2018-2019 DSU election. During their opening statements, the candidates, Mary MacDonald, Aaron Prosper, Isaac Greenberg, Jennifer Samson and Kati George-Jim all…

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Board of Governors: Jonathan Frontain

Editor’ Note: This interview has been edited and formatted for style and clarity Name: Jonathan Frontain Program and year:  I am currently doing my first year of a Master of Public Administration and also finished a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science here just last year.   Why are you running? What made you decide to…

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