Posts Tagged ‘DSU Elections’

Vice President Internal: Ali Barnaby

Name: Ali Barnaby  Year and program: 2nd year, Political Science   Why are you running/what made you decide to run? I was really drawn to the VPI portfolio for the work they do with DSU Societies. As a student leader myself, I understand how difficult it can be to juggle school, society leadership, part-time work, and…

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DSU President Candidate: Mary MacDonald

Less than a month after resigning from her position as representative for students with disabilities on the Dalhousie Student Union council, Mary MacDonald announced she was running for DSU president. The following interview with her has been lightly edited for clarity.   Why did you decide to run for president? I was a little concerned…

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DSU Presidential Debate Recap

This year there are five Dalhousie Student Union Presidential candidates ranging in political experience, ideas on important issues and what they were studying at Dalhousie University.  March 6 was the DSU Presidential Debate for the 2018-2019 DSU election. During their opening statements, the candidates, Mary MacDonald, Aaron Prosper, Isaac Greenberg, Jennifer Samson and Kati George-Jim all…

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DSU VP Academic and External Candidate: Andrew Hall

Editor’ Note: This interview has been edited and formatted for style and clarity   Name: Andrew Hall Program and Year: 3rd-year Philosophy.   Why are you running? What made you decide to run? I wanted to see more done than was currently being done. I saw an opportunity to apply my skills and help negotiate, collaborate,…

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DSU VP Internal Candidate: Annie Laura Shannon-Dwyer

Editor’ Note: This interview has been edited and formatted for style and clarity   Name: Annie Laura Shannon-Dwyer Program and year: I am currently in my fourth year of my Hons BSc in Recreation Therapy   Why are you running? What made you decide to run? Dalhousie is our community. In my second year at Dal…

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DSU VP Student Life Candidate: Victoria Wight

Editor’ Note: This interview has been edited and formatted for style and clarity Name: Tori Wight Program and year: 5th year, double degree, B.A in International Developmental studies and Bachelor of Commerce in International Business.   Why are you running? What made you decide to run? I am running on innovation, diversity and inclusion of ideas…

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Vice President Finance and Operations: Chantal Khoury

Name: Chantal Christina Khoury Hometown: Halifax, Nova Scotia Major, Year: BMgmt, Major Sustainability, Fourth Year   What do you think makes you qualified for this role? As a Management student, there’s more stress on being taught how to be a leader, and allocate your resources effectively to drive the goals of the organization forward. The…

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Voter turnout increases for 2015-16 DSU elections

Voter apathy lessened on campus this year as a total of 3,260 Dal students voted in the 2014-15 Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) elections, an increase of more than 1,400 from last year. A total of 18 per cent of students voted, meaning turnout was the highest it’s been since 2011.   Races decided by as few…

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South House to collect levy for one year pending ratification

South House will collect additional funds in 2014-15, but will need campaign again next year. (Photo by Ian Froese)

South House is expected to receive the levy increase they campaigned for in the recent Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) election despite their factually incorrect referendum question. Dalhousie appears willing to grant the sexual and gender resource centre a year-long grace period, according to Ramz Aziz, incoming DSU president. In order to keep collecting the additional…

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South House’s levy increase in jeopardy

South House will collect additional funds in 2014-15, but will need campaign again next year. (Photo by Ian Froese)

Dalhousie’s sexual and gender resource centre may have lost out on nearly $50,000 of additional funds after the university rejected the society’s levy question. Dalhousie has submitted several concerns with the wording of South House’s levy question that passed with a necessary majority of votes in the Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) election earlier this month,…

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