Education Labour Media release

Media Advisory: DFA demands mandatory vaccination and other safety protocols

August 18, 2021 (Halifax, NS)

In light of recent developments in the COVID landscape and the lack of satisfactory safeguards and information provided by Dalhousie Administration with respect to a safe return to campus, the DFA Executive Committee has met and agreed to the following list of demands: 

  • mandatory vaccinations for all faculty, students and staff;
  • mandatory masking in all indoor public spaces;
  • mandatory physical distancing where possible; and
  • ventilation that meets public health guidelines.

The DFA is the certified bargaining unit representing the interests of more than 950 professors, instructors, librarians and counsellors at Dalhousie University.