Posts Tagged ‘Dalhousie Faculty Association’

DFA reaches tentative deal with university

UPDATE: The tentative agreement has been ratified by the DFA and the BoG Dalhousie University and its faculty association have reached a tentative agreement to avoid a potential faculty strike. The two sides agreed on the tentative deal after three sessions of conciliation, which were mediated by the province. “I’m very pleased that we’ve reached a…

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University professors should be encouraged to be students

When I was in Grade Nine, my teacher let us watch Jurassic Park. It was in protest of parents being upset over the “Theory of Evolution” content that he couldn’t teach. It was cool when I was 13-years old, but looking back I realized he was probably over-worked, had few resources available to him to…

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Dalhousie Faculty Association report poses budget discrepancies

The Dalhousie Faculty Association (DFA) recently released an update to their 2013 “Review of Dalhousie University Finances,” incorporating a new data release since their initial report. This report is an attempt from a perspective outside of the Dalhousie Administration to understand the nature of the budget and funding within the university.   Different from the…

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Dal moves to Microsoft

Fluffy and white, floating weightlessly: that’s the image of ‘the cloud’ sold by the sun-drenched complexes of Silicon Valley. After years of deliberation, Dalhousie is opting in. But the outlook may be gloomier in Halifax. On Sept. 4, the university began the rollout of its new email, calendar and productivity platform: Microsoft’s Office 365. By…

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