For media inquiries, please contact:

Catherine Wall, DFA Communications Officer
902-494-3722 (office) 902-489-0270 (cell)

Media Coverage

Dalhousie Gazette September 3, 2021 - Questions remain after Dal announces vaccine mandate

CBC TV August 23, 2021 - Return to Campus (Tara Perrot interview begins approx 6 minute into segment)

Huddle Today August 20, 2021- DFA Calls for Mandatory Vaccination

CBC August 18, 2021 - DFA Demands Mandatory Vaccination

CBC December 16, 2020 - Emergency Remote Teaching (DFA President Dave Westwood a panelist on CBC's Maritime Noon with Bob Murphy)

CBC June 26, 2020 - Unions criticize Dal for asking for 5% wage cut

Chronicle Herald June 12, 2020 - Universities can't go digital in just 3 months (Dave Westwood, opinion piece)

Nova Scotia Advocate June 11, 2020 - Switching to online classes creates severe time pressures for university and college teachers

Global News May 22, 2020

CBC News May 21, 2020


DFA News Releases

February 17, 2021: Collective Agreement between DFA and Dalhousie Board of Governors Ratified

January 22, 2021: DFA Membership Ratifies Tentative Agreement

December 20, 2020: Dalhousie Labour Situation Remains Uncertain as Dalhousie Administration Rejects Conciliation Board Recommendations  

October 28, 2020: DFA and Dalhousie Board of Governors Agree to Conciliation Board

October 26, 2020: Faculty Reject Board of Governors Offer

October 19, 2020: Conciliation Ends Between DFA and Board of Governors

October 6, 2020: DFA Members Deliver Strong Strike Mandate 

October 1, 2020: Conciliation Officer Appointed for DFA and Dahousie Board of Governors

September 22, 2020: DFA Files for Conciliation in Negotiations with Dalhousie Board of Governors

September 25, 2019: Lack of Provincial Funding for Universities in Nova Scotia affects teaching and research. 

April 16, 2018: DFA Calls on Board to Reject Tuition Fee Hikes and Cuts to Teaching and Research.

March 12, 2018: DFA Calls for Better Budget Choices at Dalhousie.

July 29, 2016: DFA challenging Truro daycare closure.

September 15, 2015: Get Science Right on September 29.

November 17, 2014: Money, Myths and Manipulation: Debunking Austerity Economics – Economist Jim Stanford to speak at Dalhousie Nov. 26

October 21, 2014: “Seeing the invisible academic”: Fair Employment Week forum on contract academic staff to be held Oct. 29

September 15, 2014: Whose priorities? Whose choices? – Panel discussion to explore program prioritization

April 23, 2014: Linda McQuaig public lecture rescheduled for April 30

March 8, 2012: DFA welcomes pension plan solvency relief for Dalhousie University

February 17, 2012: Press release on strike vote numbers. Click here.

February 10, 2012: Open letter to Dalhousie University Students and Parents.

February 10, 2012: Dalhousie Faculty Association alarmed by bargaining tactics.

December 16, 2011: Dalhousie Faculty Association calls for conciliation.

December 1, 2011: Exempt Universities from Solvency Test.