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Call for Nominations for members of Ad Hoc Committee of Senate on Fossil Fuel Divestment
Members of the University community who wish to submit nominations for five positions on the ad hoc committee of Senate, which will be examining the potential impact of fossil fuel divestment as it relates to academics and research at Dalhousie University, should send them to Alan Pinder, Chair, Senate Planning and Governance Committee, University Secretariat, Room 210, Henry Hicks Academic Administration Building, by February 27, 2015.
The five (5) individuals will be charged with receiving reports and preparing a summary document collating the opportunities and threats of proposed divestment at Dalhousie University; as noted in the December 8, 2014 Senate approved motion (below).
Please note that the motion indicates that a report will be submitted by the ad hoc committee to Senate no later than September 15, 2015.
(i) there be a renewed, well-informed discussion of fossil fuel divestment at an October 2015 meeting of Senate.
(ii) to ensure that the discussion is well informed, that all academic units that self-identify as potentially affected by fossil fuel divestment be invited to submit a maximum two page summary statement outlining opportunities and threats of proposed divestment to an ad hoc committee of Senate, no later than September 15, 2015
(iii) that an ad hoc committee of Senate composed of no more than 5 knowledgeable persons be charged with receiving these reports and preparing a summary document collating the opportunities and threats of proposed divestment
(iv) this document be brought to Senate for review and discussion in October, 2015 and, in the interests of transparency, be made available to all Dalhousie faculty members and the DSU.
Please call Susan Brousseau, Director, University Secretariat at 902-494-1598 if you have any questions regarding the call for nomination.
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