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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Divest Dal protests board of governors meeting

Despite frigid temperatures and snowy ground, Divest Dal held a campout on Dalhousie University’s Studley quad Feb. 15 to protest Dalhousie’s board of governors meeting, which took place that day.   Divest Dal’s goal is to convince Dalhousie’s board of governors (BoG) to commit to divesting — meaning remove its investment — from fossil fuel…

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Board of governors meeting recap

The most recent Dalhousie University board of governors meeting took place on Feb. 15 via video call. During the meeting, board members discussed the budget advisory committee’s (BAC) draft budget for the upcoming year. This budget will be voted in on March 29.  The recent meeting addressed the reasons for what has recently become an…

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