Dr. Julia Wright: “We’ve been talking a lot about affordability this election. Let me tell you what that looks like in Halifax for those on short-term contracts or per-course contracts at one of our universities.”
News release: “Faculty and students can’t keep doing more with less,” says Dr. Julia Wright, DFA President. “We’re committed to helping Nova Scotia keep its historic place on the map as a centre of learning, and to Dalhousie’s reputation as a leading research university, but inadequate funding is a serious obstacle.
After the hurricane: Judy Haiven asks why school closures were all or nothing, one size fits all. And why isn’t NS Power picking up the bill for all those comfort centres?
PSA: Please join the Dalhousie Black Faculty and Staff Caucus and the Black Cultural Centre for a free public lecture by Dr. OmiSoore Dryden, the new James Robinson Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University
Media release: “When a child is hungry; when they aren’t sure where home will be at the end of the day; when they don’t have adequate clothing; it’s very hard for them to focus on learning,” says Wozney. “The evidence is clear that on average, children living in poverty experience worse academic outcomes and are twice as likely to drop out of school. They also have a much higher chance of developing a mental health issue.”
Kendall Worth chats with a woman who gets an unexpected break, allowing her to get off welfare. But not before being abandoned by her former friends because of the stigma of poverty and social assistance…
News release: This federal election, students and youth are seeking bold solutions on two key issues: access to education and climate change. Students are ready to mobilize to make their issues election issues as they head back to class this week.
Delilah Saunders did a truly excellent interview with Jocelyn Paul, this year’s winner of the Loretta Saunders Community Scholarship Fund. Also, more on how the Fund is growing by leaps and bounds.
Raymond Sheppard: “The education system in Nova Scotia continues to fail African Nova Scotian learners. There is very little in this system that reflects our history, perseverance, indomitable spirit, contributions, culture or accomplishments.”
On Saturday, parents, teachers, students, and community members will gather in Halifax for a day of learning and discussion at the Social Justice Education Symposium. The teacher-organized event includes workshops and panel discussions ranging from climate change to supporting African Nova Scotian learners.