Divest Dal protests Shell donation

Reposted from Academica Top Ten, 9 April 2015

Students at Dalhousie University are protesting a $600,000 donation made to the institution from Shell Canada. Members of Divest Dal say that the donation, which includes $100,000 for training students in oil and gas exploration and development, makes the school “beholden to industry.” Divest Dal organizer Emma Halupka said, “this demonstrates that our school’s relationship with the fossil fuel industry is problematically close … What we should be doing is divesting and leaving the oil in the ground.” Students raised a flag that depicted the Shell logo intertwined with the Dal crest. Last year, Dal’s board of governors voted 15-5 to accept a recommendation that the university not divest its holdings of companies with substantial carbon assets. CBC | Dal News Release