DSU bringing campus events back to students

The Dalhousie University Student Union (DSU) wants to see a fun but safe return to campus. They’re planning a return of all traditional student life events under the safety protocols set by the province and university.   “Most university students miss the time they didn’t get to spend socializing last year,” said DSU President Madeline Stinson. “I think we’ll see…

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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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DSU VPI Candidate Thomais “Tammy” Maniou

The Dalhousie Gazette: What makes you the right candidate for the role of VPI?  Thomais “Tammy” Maniou: I’ve been in student societies since my second year. This has been instrumental in my integration on campus, from making friends and connections to an overall sense of belonging. Having been through not only being a regular exec…

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DSU VPFO candidate Mohab Brisha 

The Dalhousie Gazette: Why are you the right candidate for this role?   I feel like I have used my time in office well, to identify a lot of shortcomings that face the DSU today and the student body today as well. So I feel like since I’ve already invested a lot of time into identifying…

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DSU VPFO candidate Henry Amin 

The Dalhousie Gazette: What makes you the right person for the role of VPFO? I’m a third-year economics student. And in economics, we learn about monetary policy, price controls, supply and demand, unemployment and inflation. We basically understand individual markets. We also understand the aggregate economy, we understand government policies. So, I take all these…

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DSU VPAE candidate Sydney Keyamo (uncontested)

The Dalhousie Gazette Why are you the right candidate for the role of VPAE?  I’m extensively involved in my community. My very first year, I took strides to get involved, and I took on a leadership position for Howe Hall Council. That allowed me to get familiar with the inner workings and society’s constitutions. I…

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DSU women’s student representative candidate Emelia Cordova

The Dalhousie Gazette: Why are you the right candidate for this role?   Emelia Cordova: I’ve seen no recognition for women’s work, in general. There are different awards for athletes and academics, but there’s nothing that highlights only women. I am currently the women’s rep, so I am working with the current DSU President on putting…

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DSU LGTBQ+ Representative candidate Alex Springgay-Daubeny 

Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for length and style. The Dalhousie Gazette: Why are you the right candidate for this role?   Alex Springgay Daubeny: I think I’m going to take it very seriously, I’m going to work with all the different societies, reach out to them. I’ll show up to all the meetings.…

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Get to know the DSU presidential candidates

The Dalhousie Student Union is holding its general election this month. Voting will take place on March 14 to 15.   The most important position on the DSU executive is president. This year, students have three options to choose from: Aparna Mohan (previously the vice-president (academic and external) of the DSU and student representative on the…

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DSU AGM two hundred students short of quorum

The Dalhousie Student Union held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the 2021 fall term on Oct. 7. The Mcinnes conference room was quiet that Thursday evening, with two hundred vacant seats set out in front of the DSU executives.   The AGM needs to meet its quorum of 212 general members in order to hold the meeting,…

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