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Change to course withdrawal date

Posted by Leslie Phillmore, Associate Vice-President Academic on November 4, 2022 in Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 3912


To:                    Dalhousie students  

From:               Leslie Phillmore, Associate Vice-President Academic  

Date:                Friday, November 4, 2022  

Re:                   Change to course withdrawal date  

Further to yesterday’s message about the remainder of the fall term, we wanted to update you, the students, on an important academic measure approved by the Senate Planning and Governance Committee (SPGC) on behalf of Senate.

The withdrawal (W) date for all Fall Term courses has changed to November 25. For information on the withdrawal process, please visit the Registrar’s Office website.  

SPGC also approved changes to the Dalhousie syllabus policy that will give departments, programs and individual faculty members greater flexibility when it comes making adjustments to current courses. Everything possible will be done to ensure any changes do not disadvantage you in your progression through your academic programs.  

These initiatives are a small part of the broader university-wide contingency planning to support students through this strike and allow for completion of as many fall term courses as possible. As we acknowledged yesterday, these plans will look a little different across our Faculties and will need to be adaptative depending on the duration and impact of the strike — more specifically, different or additional measures may be necessary the longer a strike continues.  

Some students may begin hearing from their Faculties, programs and instructors over the Study Break about changes to course delivery. We promise to update everyone on the status of our continuing response as we work through these important contingencies with our Faculties, departments and programs.  


Leslie Phillmore
Associate Vice-President Academic  

Dalhousie University is located in Mi'kma'ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi`kmaq. We are all treaty people.  

We recognize that African Nova Scotians are a distinct people whose histories, legacies and contributions have enriched that part of Mi'kma'ki known as Nova Scotia for over 400 years.