More diverse Dalhousie senate a ‘first step’ for tackling issues facing minority groups – Global News

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March 7, 2016

Dalhousie University is on track to introduce significantly more student members, including representatives from minority student groups, to its senate.

“This is a first step. Now that we have these representatives in the room, we start talking about the issues that actually affect these communities,” said John Hutton, a vice-president of the Dalhousie Student Union.

The changes were passed last month after the organization requested them.

Members voted to boost the number of student senate seats from seven to 22; several are for equity-seeking groups. There will also be representatives from all faculties.

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