New vaccine guidelines leave questions 

The vaccine requirements laid out in Dalhousie’s plan to return to in-person learning, which was released Jan. 14, are causing confusion and concern among the Dalhousie community.  A memo released in November said Dalhousie would be moving to a proof-of-full-vaccination requirement.   According to Janet Bryson, Dalhousie’s associate director of media relations, as we return to campus, all students,…

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 Dal faculty have mixed feelings about return to class 

Tara Perrot, the president of the Dalhousie Faculty Association (DFA) left a meeting with Dalhousie University’s acting provost and vice-president academic Frank Harvey in January feeling “disappointed and cut out,” she said.  The meeting was called by the DFA in hopes to get more information for faculty about the return to in-person classes. But Perrot…

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Catching up with Dalhousie’s newest Rhodes Scholar

Ashley Jackson was on her way to the gym in Ottawa when she received the news she would be heading to the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship.  “I was completely surprised. I didn’t think I was going to be a Rhodes Scholar. It’s only really starting to sink in now,” Jackson said.  Jackson was one of…

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Back to school, away from class: the state of Dalhousie campus

Classes at Dalhousie University have been moved online until Jan. 31 and residences are closed until Jan. 29, but that doesn’t mean the campus is completely shut down. There are still some services running, either at different hours or online, and some things haven’t changed at all.   Changes to Vaccine Rules  If classes return this winter term,…

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New bursary for students in need of diagnostic testing

For students who may have learning disabilities but do not have a diagnosis, life on campus can be difficult. Things are made more complicated by the price of diagnostic testing. Learning disability assessments can cost up to $3,500 and, in Nova Scotia, they are rarely less than $500.  On Oct. 18, the Dalhousie University Student Union’s council…

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Province’s fixed election dates controversial among students

On Oct. 13, Nova Scotia’s Progressive Conservative government introduced legislation to fix provincial election dates.   Elections Nova Scotia is welcoming this decision, as the province is the last jurisdiction in Canada to set fixed election dates. “We’re very pleased to see a fixed election cycle come to Nova Scotia,” said Elections Nova Scotia policy and…

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Content Warnings in class

A student with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in Dalhousie University’s School of Communication Sciences and Disorders is fed up after multiple unsuccessful attempts to have sensitive content prefaced with content warnings in the classroom.  Abby Weisbrot is a third-year student at Dal, majoring in speech-language pathology. Weisbrot has been trying to receive trigger warnings in the classroom since her…

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What truth and reconciliation looks like at Dalhousie 

Dalhousie University hosted their first panel in the Implementing Indigenous Reconciliation series on Oct 14. The panel took place online and featured three speakers offering their legal, activist and personal perspectives on implementing meaningful Indigenous reconciliation both in the university setting and across Turtle Island/Canada. 

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