Our History

For over 20 years, the Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group (NSPIRG) at Dalhousie University has worked to bridge the campus with the broader community. In that span of time, we have carried out our mandate through the coordination of innumerable workshops, lectures, screenings, rallies, concerts, campaigns, and more.

Many of the projects that got their start at NSPIRG, originally, have since evolved into successful, community-driven autonomous projects of their own. These include The Grainery Co-op, the Dalhousie Women’s Centre, SustainDal, the Rainbow Action Project, the Loaded Ladle and No One is Illegal Halifax, to name just a few.

Below, you will find an archive of articles, videos, audio-reports and more, documenting just a slice of the contribution that NSPIRG has made to environmental and social justice on campus and in the community since its inception.

Canadian mining company abuses in Central America Palmira Boutillier March 15, 2012 Halifax Media Co-op Gwendolyn Muir and Rachel Small have just returned to Canada …

University students across the city are making sure their classmates have nutritious, local and sustainable food. Marie Hanifen Jan 26, 2012 UNews.ca There are lots …

Lizzy Hill November 22, 2011 HalifaxOpenFile.ca For trans folk, sometimes it’s not even safe to go to the bathroom. Our region hasn’t been particularly welcoming …

October 2011 | Media

A long-awaited party

The Chaudhrys celebrate their eligibility for Canadian citizenship. By Daniel Boltinsky The Gazette October 7, 2011 Roouf Ahmad and Fakhira Chaudhry (foreground) celebrate with their …

Anam Rafiq, News Contributor The Gazette September 30, 2011 The Chaudhry family gains citizenship after an eight year long battle. Photo by Sébastien Labelle from …

Groups Protest Inaction by Municipality and Province: “A Year and a Half is too Long” Halifax Media Co-op May 10, 2011  In December 2009, the …

By Niko Block & Kristin Li The McGill Daily January 29, 2011 On January 21 2009, the Ontario Progressive Conservative Campus Association (OPCCA) held a …

By voicing the greater public interest and recognizing oppression in a university research of the viagra pills, NSPIRG has acted as an alternative resource and form of expression that challenges conventional …

The Seymour Green collective garden is ahead of the local food trend in Halifax. Monika Warzecha Oct 9, 2009 UNews.ca  David Parker picks tomatoes at …

Dalhousie’s Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group is providing a more interesting kind of student orientation than the usual frosh hijinks. By Tim Bousquet The …

By Mark Butler and Chantal Gagnon The Chronicle Herald/Mail Star Tue. October 16, 2007 [Photo] Lincolnville residents protest in front of Province House in September 2006, angry …

September 2007 | Media

Corporate U

Writer and activist Chris Arsenault speaks up about the impact private money has on higher education. By Angela Day The Coast September 13, 2007 New …