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Supporting each other during MSVU Strike

We understand that uncertainty can be challenging, but please know that MSVU Students' Union is here to support you. Below you can find our step-by-step support, that could help you understand the situation and how to navigate through this challenging time. If you have any immediate questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us at

Thank you for your attention to this matter, and let's continue to support each other during this time.

Important Update:

We invite you to join us for a town hall on inclusive and effective community mobilization
Thursday, February 15, at 12:00 p.m.
Seton, Room 409 & 410 and Virtual

Link to join online:

This panel discussion directly responds to the MSVUFA strike announcement and the expressed interest of students in mobilizing their communities. As students become steadily more involved in issues related to ethical employment for the FA, EDIA at MSVU, and maximizing their education amidst a strike, it is helpful to open ourselves up to insights from activists who represent a breadth of communities on various complex issues. This helps to ensure everyone feels heard and safe in the mobilization efforts on campus.

We are honoured to welcome our panellists, named below:
• Brianna Montrope, a current student from the MSVU Department of Political Science;
• Tammy Williams, Educations Program Manager at the Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre; and
• Riley Nielson-Baker, co-founder and Executive Director of Gender Affirming Care Nova Scotia

Please stay tuned as we release the detailed biographies of our panellists. We kindly ask you to contact if you require accommodations to join us at the town hall.

Step-by-step support


Understand the Situation


Check whether your class is affected


Know the supporting services


Let us know your thoughts


MSVUSU Communication centre

Step 1: Understand the Situation 

To ensure that you are well-informed about the situation and prepared for any potential impacts, we encourage you to take the time to visit the FAQs provided by both the MSVU Faculty Association (MSVUFA) and the university. These FAQs will provide valuable information to help you understand the situation better and prepare accordingly. 

University FAQs

MSVU Falculty Association FAQs

Click the link below to visit the Falculty Association FAQs to students 

Step 2: Check whether your class is affected

During the strike, courses instructed by full-time faculty, librarians, and lab instructors will be suspended. You can find a list of impacted courses below. Please ensure to verify your course section, as some sections of the same course may be cancelled while others proceed as scheduled.

Courses led by part-time faculty will still be held, with the exception of a few lab sessions. Please refer to the linked list for details.

List of affected classes

Click the link below to visit the Course Affected Page

Strike Impacted Courses – Mount Saint Vincent University (

Step 3: Know the supporting resources

University: The campus, including Residence and all other campus buildings, will remain operational. All other university services will continue to operate as usual. While some services at the library may be affected, it will remain open. Additionally, the health office, fitness center, and child study center will continue to operate without interruption.

Students' Union: Our services, including the HUB, Food Bank, Fountain Playcentre, Soup Kitchen, Pride Centre, The Rook Cafe & Pub, Wellness Lounge, etc. will remain open. If you need a space to decompress during this challenging time, feel free to send us an email at 

List of student services

Click the link below to visit the Campus Life page

Campus Life | Services on Campus | Mount Saint Vincent University (

Counselling Services & other helplines

MSVU Counselling Service: 902-457-6567 | | EMF 141


Other resources available:

· Good2Talk NS Helpline for Postsecondary Students: 1-833-292-3698

· Student Wellness: 1-833-549-3281 

Step 4: Let us know your thoughts

Your input matters to us. If you have any thoughts, concerns, or questions regarding the bargaining, we encourage you to reach out to your Student Representative members or members of the Executive Committee. Your feedback will help us better represent your interests and address any concerns you may have. 

Find a list of emails of your representatives here

Step 5: MSVUSU Communication Centre

Please stay tuned to our news page and social media channels for the latest updates regarding our support for students.

MSVUSU News Page

MSVUSU Instagram

Also, it's important to keep an eye on your MSVU email for updates from university officials regarding the strike. 

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