Dalhousie board of governors meeting summary

The Dalhousie University board of governors (BoG) met on Wednesday, Oct.19, via Microsoft Teams. According to the BoG’s bylaws, “all meetings of the Board normally shall be open to the public and no person shall be excluded therefrom except for improper conduct provided.” Thanks to this bylaw, the Dalhousie Gazette usually live-tweets the meetings.  This year, the Gazette was denied access to the meeting

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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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Dalhousie Bike Centre reopens

The Dalhousie University Bike Centre has reopened for the first time since April 2020. The centre has 18 bikes to loan out for students and a repair shop where people can fix their bikes and learn about bike maintenance. 

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Harvard University announces divestment from fossil fuels

In a major victory for the divestment movement at universities in North America, Harvard University has announced it will no longer invest in fossil fuels.   Harvard’s president, Lawrence Bacow, announced on Sept. 9 that the school’s endowment, valued at $42 billion, will divest from all fossil fuel holdings. This would make Harvard the richest university to divest from fossil…

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The need for rent control

  Editor’s note and update: On Oct. 20, 2021, Premier Tim Houston reversed his position and announced that rent control will remain in the province –– with rental increases being capped at two per cent –– until Dec. 31, 2023. The following article is unedited and was published on Oct. 1, 2021, in issue 154-3…

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How to fill a stomach with an empty wallet

Food options have returned to the Dalhousie University Student Union Building (SUB) after a year of COVID-19 closures.   On Sept. 13, the Dalhousie Student Union announced at their first council meeting of 2021 that the SUB would be returning to regular hours, this has come with the reopening of the food court and most food businesses except Bento Box and…

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Our guide to the 2021 Canadian election

Canadians will vote for a new federal government on Sept. 20. The election was called quickly and will happen fast. This means it might be complicated for students to navigate, especially first-time voters. So, we’ll try and help. This is your Dalhousie Gazette guide to the 2021 Canadian election.  Why an election now?  The last federal election…

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Limited on-campus voting for federal election

On-campus voting will be more complicated for Dalhousie University students who don’t permanently reside in the Halifax riding this year. The Vote on Campus Program, which was started by Elections Canada in 2015, won’t be happening in 2021. The program allowed post-secondary students to vote in their home ridings from poll booths on their school’s campuses.  Dalhousie…

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DFA continue to push for greater safety measures for students, faculty and staff

Two weeks after announcing that students, faculty and staff at Dalhousie University would either have to be fully vaccinated or tested twice-weekly to access campus, the university provided students with a way to do so.   Dalhousie’s online Campus Check program –– provided by Thrive Health, a Vancouver-based healthcare software company –– was launched on Sept.…

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