Posts Tagged ‘NSPIRG’

Tour of Halifax prioritizes Black and Indigenous history

The Public Gardens gate.

A new tour of Halifax is addressing overlooked history and gaining traction around the city.  A collaboration between the NSPIRG and Our Rising, Project Reconstruct’s Political History Tour of Halifax is done from an African Nova Scotian and Indigenous perspective while also combining various other struggles, such as the labour struggle and the anti-war struggle.   The tour culminates in a discussion that takes place…

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Usual alt o-week host partners with DSU

This year marked the first year where the Dalhousie Student Union partnered with Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group (NSPIRG) to bring an alternative orientation week to students.  The student union and NSPIRG teamed up after the DSU mentioned wanting to do similar events to the ones NSPIRG already offered. This way, they could make…

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DSU investing in Divest Dal

Members of HFXEJC (Photo by Calum Agnew)

The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) unanimously voted to support Divest Dalhousie and their goal of having the university pull all investments in the fossil fuel industry. The official support of the union, representing over 18,000 students, was voted on at the Nov. 20 council meeting. The Halifax Environmental Justice Collective (HEJC), or Divest Dal, is…

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SUB renovations aren’t a catch-all solution

If you haven’t heard about the Student Union Building’s proposed $10 million dollar renovation scheme by now, you may be living in a hole. Or perhaps you’re just hidden away in the stacks. Either way, this is undoubtedly the biggest change the SUB has seen since Chickenburger moved in. Are these renovations the best option…

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Open concept SUB causes debate

The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) hosted their last public consultation on the proposed renovations of the Student Union Building (SUB) on Oct. 28. Some levied societies voiced concerns about the plans. The largest opponents of the proposed society hub designed by architect Keith Tufts were the Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group (NSPIRG), the Dalhousie…

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SUB to receive $10 million renovation

Home to the bookstore, the campus bar, faculty societies and student media, the Student Union Building (SUB) has been at the centre of student life at Dalhousie since its opening in 1969. The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) is preparing to give the facility its biggest update yet—a $10 million renovation project that will radically alter…

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Art activism 101

At a public artist talk on Sept. 18 at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD), Chase Joynt, a Toronto-based artist-activist, answered a question on how he found his vision for his latest exhibit, Resisterectomy. “I am motivated,” said Joynt, “by an insistent desire to throw questions back into the world, most of…

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Divestment comes to Dal

Members of HFXEJC (Photo by Calum Agnew)

A group of students and alumni started the semester with a mission: get Dalhousie out of the fossil fuel business. The Divest Dalhousie campaign wants to make the university’s $415 million endowment more transparent, and for Dal to sell its equity in the fossil fuel industry. James Hutt is a member of the Halifax Environmental…

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Referendums 2013

This election season, a whopping six societies—including the student union itself—are putting forth referenda to try to raise the amount of money they get from students. Here is what you need to know about each question, the society, and what they plan to do with their money. Note: each of the official questions includes “Whereas…”…

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