We are excited to share our endorsements for the 2016 DSU Elections! We think these candidates show dedication to a progressive students’ union and supporting levied societies and student-run initiatives.
President: Kaitlynne Lowe
VP Internal: Rhiannon Makohoniuk
VP Student Life: Kelsey Keddy
VP Finance: Dylan Ryan
Board of Governors Rep: Bart Soroka
Endorsements are based on candidate’s responses to a questionnaire sent out by the Loaded Ladle. Full responses from all responding candidates can be found here.
“Planting the Seeds of Change: Beyond Economic Barriers to Food Security Among Canadian Students” is a research paper conducted and written by Tess Pooran as part of the Loaded Ladle summer Research Coordinator position. Food insecurity affects 12.2% of Canadian households, and is caused by a number of factors, which are discussed in this paper. Economic barriers to food security are major factor in households and individuals experiencing food security, however there are many other determinants of food insecurity. This paper looks at both the economic barriers to food security and other barriers, such as racism, sexism and ableism. The author used primary and secondary research for this paper and offers possible solutions to Canada’s food insecurity crisis.
Please contact author for permission to share or publish elsewhere.
As some of you may know, The Coast, a weekly alternative Halifax-based newspaper, runs an annual Readers’ Choice competition, with categories ranging from Best Barber to Best Poutine to Best Massage Therapist.
This year, the Loaded Ladle is campaigning to WIN in the category of Best Campus Eats. Wouldn’t it be amazing if, instead of a profit-driven restaurant or food service, a student-run, inclusive FREE community kitchen won?
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Here’s how it works:
1. Go to The Coast’s Best Of voting page
2. Find Best Campus Eats under “Restaurants”
3. Put in “Loaded Ladle” and make our dreams come true
4. Voting period is June 1st to July 31st
Let’s highlight the amazing accomplishments and student organizations we’ve all put so much work into! Some others categories we suggest voting in could be:
– Best Radio Station and Station for Local Music: CKDU 88.1
– Best Activist Organization: South House (who came in 3rd last year!)
– Best Place to Volunteer: Dal Urban Garden, Dal Bike Centre,
– Best Student Hang: NSPIRG office
Keep an eye on our Best Of Facebook Page for updates, hilarious jokes, and encouragement.
Thanks for all your support, pals! We wouldn’t be here without you all. Let’s get some well-deserved glory!
In solidarity and victory,
The Loaded Ladle
Loaded Ladle Summer Research Position
Term: Early June until mid-August (flexible dates)
Wage and hours: 20 hours per week @ $15.90 per hour
About the Loaded Ladle:
The Loaded Ladle is a non-profit open food cooperative based out of the Students’ Union Building at Dalhousie University in K’jipuktuk (Halifax, NS). We operate by students and for students and strive to address injustices within the global food market, particularly in how it affects university campuses and marginalized communities under capitalism.
About the Position:
This position will be a short-term contracted position with the Canadian Summer Student Job program. The successful candidate will work independently on a research paper for an upcoming Food Activism Conference. The particulars of the research paper will be decided on with the successful candidate, but will revolve around university food services across Canada.
The successful candidate should have experience with researching and writing papers and projects and be comfortable and able to work independently. This position will have support and regular meetings from the Loaded Ladle staff and board of directors. There will be an office space in the Dalhousie SUB from which to work, but the successful candidate can conduct work from where they are comfortable.
Other tasks may be worked on if desired by the successful candidate, including: working in community garden plots and assisting in solidarity servings and community events.
- Candidates must be currently enrolled in full time post-secondary studies and have the intention to return to full time post-secondary studies in the fall of 2015
- Under 30 years of age (a requirement of the government grant)
- Experience in and excitement for research
- Self-motivation and the ability to work independently and/or with limited supervision
Skills and Assets:
- an understanding of The Loaded Ladle’s operations, policies, and mandate
- experience in or an understanding of university food services and related student movements and food politics
- experience working within grassroots or student movements, cooperative structures
- an understanding of or desire to learn about anti-oppressive practices
- comfortable reaching out to and engaging with other organizations across the country
The Loaded Ladle has an anti-oppressive hiring policy, which recognizes and welcomes the unique contributions of individuals from diverse backgrounds and abilities. We strive to compensate for structural inequalities that contribute to different people’s skills and experience under capitalism, particularly from marginalized groups including, but not limited to: indigenous people, people of colour, queer and trans people, women, working class people, and people with disabilities.
If you would like to be considered under this policy, please state so in your cover letter. You are welcome, but are definitely not required to specify under which basis you are applying.
How to Apply:
Send your resume, cover letter, and any other materials you would like to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Summer Student Position”. The deadline to apply is May 28th and interviews will take place June 1st – 3rd. We welcome any and all information about you that you feel is important in any format you wish. All applicants will be considered, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.