Posts Tagged ‘News’

Making student healthcare more accessible

In this image: Medication.

The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) Health and Dental Plan Office recently took steps to improve accessibility at Dalhousie University.  The office installed a mini fridge: a measure taken to better accommodate students whose prescription medications, like insulin, require refrigeration.   Until this change, those who require refrigerated medication had it delivered in a styrofoam cold pack, which is designed to…

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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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What’s been going on at Dal??

racism, Masuma Khan

Editor’s Note: Words are used to communicate specific ideas; a word is only useful to the extent that it‘s common meaning is understood by each person. In modern discourse, racism and racist are used to communicate a number of related but decidedly distinct ideas, so they‘ve become inefficient, if not totally counter-productive. Systemic racism or…

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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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Dal celebrates impactful students and societies

Many students and societies were recognized at the third annual Impact Awards. (Photo by Ali Seglins via Dal Student Life)

The third annual Impact Awards were presented by Dalhousie University and the Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) on Mar. 25. Students were admitted to the awards and dinner for free to recognize their peers’ achievements in academics, student life and community service and residence life. Angela Hou was recognized with a Rising Star award for her…

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Top 10 Dalhousie stories of 2013-14

Henry Hicks Building. By Rob Grandy

After a long and busy year, we took a few minutes to look back on the biggest stories on campus. Here’s our list of the top 10 stories of the academic year. 10. Dalhousie women’s volleyball wins second consecutive title The Dalhousie Tigers women’s volleyball team handled the pressure of being the reigning AUS champions…

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Presidential chitchat: Ramz Aziz

Hello, Ramz! (Photo by Amin Helal)

Dalhousie Gazette: What made you decide to run for president? Ramz Aziz: For me, as VP internal this year, it felt like there was a lot more that I could do. I saw opportunities where I could make a difference, which played a huge factor in my decision to actually go for the role of…

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Presidential chitchat: Sagar Jha

See ya, Sagar! (Photo by Ian Froese)

Dalhousie Gazette: What’s the biggest change you’ve made in your time as president? Sagar Jha: It’s kind of selfish and clichéd to say this, but the biggest change has definitely been in myself. I know the growth that I’ve gotten to see as an individual has been quite profound. I’ve realized that coming into the…

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Students as first responders

Starting in September 2014, a new Dalhousie Campus Medical Response Team will be helping to make life at Dal safer. (Photo by Kit Moran)

After a 64.5 per cent win in the recent Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) referendum, the Medical Response Team will be receiving a levy of $1 per full-time student. With the help of this levy, volunteers on the medical response team will be trained by St. John’s Ambulance, certifying them as Advanced Medical First Responders. The…

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Facing cuts to FASS, prof proposes new model

Wayne Hankey wants faculty to have more say in library budgets. (Photo by Kristie Smith)

Under Dalhousie Libraries’ three proposed acquisitions budget models, major cuts to Dalhousie’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) were suggested prior to any consultation of department heads. Wayne Hankey, chair of Dalhousie’s classics department and a professor for over 40 years, is proposing a fourth solution. The three models laid out by Dal Libraries…

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