Dal student group considers leaving CASA, StudentsNS

February 4, 2014

Members of the Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) at Dalhousie University are considering leaving the 2 federal and provincial advocacy groups it belongs to – the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) and Students Nova Scotia. The DSU invited the 2 groups to a meeting last week, where they presented on the work they do for NS students. Jacqueline Skiptunis, DSU member-at-large, remarked that “the priorities of the advocacy groups are different than the ones the DSU has been working on,” and that a majority of students are unaware of either the CASA or StudentsNS. DSU has an advocacy review committee meeting scheduled for the end of the month. Last year, student protestors were at the Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) to draw attention to the difficult process of de-federating from that organization. Dal Gazette