Dal Votes 2015

Welcome to your home for everything you need to know about the 2015/16 Dalhousie Student Union elections cycle.

If there’s any information you feel should be here but isn’t, please email editor@dalgazette.com or post a comment!

Last updated 4 p.m. AST, March 21, 2015.



Daniel Nicholson: Gazette Interview, Website, Facebook Page, Twitter, Video

Jennifer Nowoselski: Gazette Interview, Website, Facebook Group

VP (Internal)

Kaitlynne Lowe: Gazette Interview, Facebook Page

VP (Finance and Operations)

Mahbubur Rahman: Gazette Interview, Facebook Group

VP (Academic and External)

Cody Couture: Gazette Interview, Website, Facebook Page, Twitter, Ask.fm

John Hutton: Gazette Interview, Website, Facebook Group, Twitter

VP (Student Life)

Ali Bee Calladine: Gazette Interview, Facebook GroupWebsiteVideos

Hani Salem: Gazette Interview

Kathleen Reid: Gazette Interview, Facebook Group, Twitter, Website

Board of Governors Representative

Anthony Saikali: Gazette Interview, Facebook Page

Yazan Matarieh: Gazette Interview, Website, Facebook Group, Twitter

Senate Representatives (3 being elected)

Ademofe Oye-Adeniran

Ahmet Emre Harsa: Gazette Interview, Facebook Group, Website, Video

Jad Sinno: Gazette Interview, Facebook Group, Website

Jeremy Banks: Gazette Interview, Survey

Kevin Hong

Liam Hunt: Gazette Interview, Website

Maike Van Niekerk

Michael Davies-Cole: Gazette Interview

Sarah Dobson: Gazette Interview, Twitter, Website

Scott Rairdan: Gazette Interview, Website, Facebook Page

Referendum Questions

DSU.ca list of referendum questions

Dalhousie Outdoor Society seeks levy – Feb. 16, 2015 Gazette feature on the upcoming levy question by the Dalhousie Outdoor Society

South House to collect levy for one year pending ratification – April 1, 2014 Gazette article for background on South House’s current levy question


Video of the March 20, 2015 all-candidates debate


Upon discovery of misplaced forms, six new candidates for DSU elections – March 10, 2015

To the surprise of candidates, agricultural students suddenly participating in DSU elections – March 21, 2015


South House had students’ backs this year, now students can return the support – March 17, 2015

Campus Radio: A Bargain You Can’t Beat – March 17, 2015

An Open Letter to Dalhousie Students – March 17, 2015

The Top Ten Reasons Why You (Yes, YOU!) Should Go Outside – March 19, 2015

Non-Gazette Commentary

This is Their Student Union: The Tragedy of the Dalhousie Student Union’s elitist, insider culture – dupss.ca, March 12, 2015

It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way: Why This DSU Election – and Your Vote – Matters – Punditry.ca, March 19, 2015

Society Endorsements


Dalhousie Chinese Students and Scholars Association

Dalhousie International Students Association

Dalhousie Science Society

Loaded Ladle


South House


March 12, 2015: Meet your candidates at the Grad House (all ages), 5-7 p.m.

March 13, 2015: All-candidates debate at the T-Room, 5-7 p.m.

March 16, 2015: President, VP Student Life, VP Academic & External candidates debate in the SUB lobby, 12–2 p.m.

March 17, 2015: All-candidates debate in the Architecture Building Lecture Hall, 6–8 p.m.

March 18, 2015: VP Finance & Operations and VP Internal candidates speak in the SUB lobby, 12–2 p.m.

March 19, 2015: All-candidates debate in the Grawood, 5–7 p.m.

March 20, 2015: Campaigning ends, 8 p.m.

March 21, 2015: Voting opens at 12:01 a.m.

March 24, 2015: Voting closes at 11:59 p.m.

March 25, 2015: Results released, elections party (location and time TBD)


2015-16 Elections Rules

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Jesse Ward

Jesse, editor-in-chief of the Gazette, is a fifth-year student of journalism at Dalhousie and the University of King’s College. He started university with three years of experience writing for Teens Now Talk magazine, where he is now copy editor. Before writing a story Jesse likes to think about how his metal detector could finally be useful in researching this one, but there is never a way it could be. Jesse has produced writing and interactive features for Globalnews.ca and The Chronicle Herald. He may be followed on Twitter, @RealJesseWard, or from the Gazette office on Mondays around 8 p.m. to his home in West End Halifax.

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