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Meet Peter MacKinnon

At the Board of Governors meeting on Nov. 27, outgoing Dalhousie University President Richard Florizone described Peter MacKinnon as “an older and wiser” version of himself.   MacKinnon is slated to serve as Dal’s interim president from Jan. 15 until June 30. He was unable to accommodate an interview with the Dalhousie Gazette before publication, but we wanted to give…

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A new way to get help?

In this image: a phone on the eMentalHealth page.

 A variety of e-mental health tools are currently being piloted across Nova Scotia’s post-secondary campuses. The hope is that these tools will help alleviate appointment wait-times and provide counselling alternatives to students in need.   “As someone who had seen and used on-campus counselling, I saw the pros and cons to what on-campus counselling was like and understood the need for something…

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Dishonourable degrees

In this image: headshot of Peter Dalglish.

Editor’s note: This article discusses sexual assault, including the sexual abuse of children. Gazette contributor Karla Renic is a student of Robert Huish. To avoid a conflict of interest, Matt Stickland conducted the interview with Huish.  Dalhousie University has no policy on rescinding honorary degrees – even when the recipient is on trial for sexually abusing children.   For more than 25 years, Peter Dalglish was a Canadian humanitarian. He…

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Briefs of the week

Week of Nov. 5, 2018 DSU Annual General Meeting On Wednesday, Nov. 7, the Dalhousie Student Union held its annual general meeting. The AGM failed to meet quorum – the minimum number of people required to pass new business. Ten per cent of Dal’s student population needed to be in attendance in order to meet…

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Briefs of the week

Two unlit jack-o-lanterns on a wooden table.

Week of Oct. 25, 2018 Trick or Eat 2018 On Halloween, a team of Dalhousie University students will be going door-to-door to collect non-perishable food items for the Dalhousie Student Union Food Bank and Feed Nova Scotia. To register, click here. Talking transit Last week, Halifax Regional Municipality announced the launch of Talk Transit: a…

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Expanding on the arts

Jacqueline Warwick feels the expansion of the Dalhousie Arts Centre will put the university “in line with other music schools.”  Warwick is the director of the Fountain School of Performing Arts, which formed in 2014 when Dalhousie University’s music and theatre departments merged. Construction has now begun to improve the 50-year-old Arts Centre, which will eventually be equipped with a new three-storey…

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Orphan Thanksgiving

My first thanksgiving in Halifax was spent hovering around the oven. I was cooking anything and everything to keep my mind occupied; I only had to make it until 6. At 6, I would be with the other “orphans” at CBC’s Pauline Dakin’s house, who kindly offered up her home to host a journalism school…

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Theater Review: Constellations

The latest venture from Keep Good Theatre Company is a highly intellectual emotional rollercoaster. Constellations, written by Nick Payne, is directed by Laura Vingoe-Cramandstars, Jeff Schwager and Leslie Smith in an intimate two-person play. With a minimalist set and a running time of only 60 minutes, Constellations successfully rides the fine line of digestible and…

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