Monthly Archives: May 2009

QUFA UPDATE: News That Matters

Faculty raise questions over compensation Principal Williams misled public about budget negotiations, group alleges By Gloria Er-Chua, News Editor From Queen’s Journal, May 26th, 2009 http://www.queensjournal.ca/story/2009-05-26/news/faculty-raise-questions-over-compensation/ Following Principal Tom Williams’s report to the Queen’s community Apr. 23, the Queen’s University … Continue reading

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A View From the Ivory Tower On the Devaluation of Labor By EUGENIA TSAO http://www.counterpunch.org/tsao05182009.html I recently had lunch with a friend of mine who happens to be an administrative assistant at a small postsecondary institution in southern Ontario. Over … Continue reading

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Protected: How “well placed” are we?

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Protected: Letter to Kingston Whig Standard

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QUFA UPDATE: News that Matters

Queen’s approves first deficit budget in recent memory EDUCATION: University’s board of trustees has asked principal to rework expenses for 2010-11, 2011-12. From The Kingston Whig Standard. http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1556812 Queen’s University’s Board of Trustees approved a deficit budget for the coming … Continue reading

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Bologna Accord/Helsinki Revised

Although Helsinki and Kingston share many factors in the climate and geography, the political context differs greatly. This is easily apparent to a visiting academic: Faculty in Finland’s only music university are not panicked about the future of Sibelius Academy … Continue reading

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QUFA UPDATE – News that Matters

Principal’s comments will deepen mistrust at Queen’s http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1542511 Queen’s University Principal Tom Williams’ negative comments at his most recent town hall meeting on the Queen’s budget situation were unfortunate and counter-productive. His prediction that layoffs and deteriorating work conditions are … Continue reading

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