Posts Tagged ‘Aaron Beale’

DSU president Sagar Jha resigns; union leaves CASA again

DSU president Sagar Jha. (Photo by Ian Froese)

Highlights from the Apr. 9 DSU council meeting: Sagar Jha resigns  Dalhousie Student Union president Sagar Jha has stepped down. Jha told a surprised council last night he did not want to be held legally responsible for what he believed would be an illegal decision to leave Students Nova Scotia (SNS). Jha brought up the…

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Candidate profile: Aaron Beale

Senate candidate Aaron Beale. (Photo by Bryn Karcha, DSU)

Name: Aaron Beale Age: 25 Hometown: Halifax Program: Sociology and International Development, 6th year Position: Senate Relevant political experience: DSU VP academic and external. Student organizer on campus about food issues, tuition issues. Active organizer in Halifax, Vancouver and overseas.   Dalhousie Gazette: After two years as an executive, why did you transition to senate? Aaron…

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CASA and SNS—what to do with these expensive acronyms

The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) has spent approximately $113,000 this year on federal and provincial lobbying. That number was higher last year, when Dal spent $44,000 in membership fees to the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA). They’ve since lowered their membership (and the associated costs), but could be leaving the alliance all together this…

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Executives eye expansion

The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) is considering adding another member to their executive council, which would mean almost an additional $30,000 per year in expenses for the DSU. The proposed new position would mean separating the positions of vice president academic and external. Aaron Beale is the current VP academic and external. He describes the…

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DSU cancels bus trip to Elsipogtog protest

Last weekend, several Dalhousie students travelled to Rexton, NB in solidarity with members of the Elsipogtog First Nation to protest shale gas exploration. The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) had originally organized a bus to transport students to meet members of the Elsipogtog First Nations Community, but violence between police and protesters on Thursday, Oct. 17…

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Election candidates at Dal

The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) hosted a debate Sept. 30 among candidates from two heavily student-populated ridings, Halifax Chebucto and Halifax Citadel-Sable Island, leading up to the Oct. 8 provincial election. At least one candidate from each of the four provincial parties was present. Despite the student-centred topics, the crowd was diverse, with elementary aged…

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DSU updates

Elise Graham will fight racism, sexism and ableism at Dal. (Photo by Chris Parent)

September always seems like the beginning of the year, but the Dalhousie Student Union was hard at work over the summer making changes you might want to know more about. Equity Coordinator The equity coordinators will have an operating budget of $30,000, which includes salary but not exclusively. They will be responsible for “issues relating…

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Provincial election prep

Nova Scotia will go to the polls on October 8, and the Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) is ready. In anticipation of the September 7 announcement, the DSU released its platform on student issues earlier that week. The platform, which will be available around campus on fliers and posters, outlines three main goals: affordable education, accountable…

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