Monthly Archives: December 2009

NEWS THAT MATTERS

Italian department at Queen’s University gets a lifesaver: Italo-Canadian community in Kingston bands together to salvage language courses By Concita Minutola Excerpt from: Corriere Tandem December 18, 2009. Full article at: http://www.corrieretandem.com/viewstory.php?storyid=9692 The “Give the Queen a Hand” Project – … Continue reading

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Holiday shutdown plan irks LU staff By CARL CLUTCHEY Excerpt from: Chronicle Journal, Thunder Bay December 17, 2009 Full article at: http://www.chroniclejournal.com/stories_local.php?id=230955 Thunder Bay union leaders are taking a wait-and-see approach to a bitter dispute between Lakehead University and its … Continue reading

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Tough times for public institutions: The public-private gap suggests labour trouble ahead By Jeffrey Simpson EXCERPT FROM: Globe and Mail Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009 FULL ARTICLE AT: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/tough-times-for-public-institutions/article1401510/ Suppose you run a business, or are organizing your household budget. You … Continue reading

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Driving innovation or corporatizing curriculum? Business… research… and the role of universities. TVO The Agenda Friday December 11, 2009 http://www.tvo.org/cfmx/tvoorg/theagenda/index.cfm?page_id=7&bpn=779672&ts=2009-12-11%2020:00:00.0 Guests Tom Brzustowski is RBC Professor for the Commercialization of Innovation in the Telfer School of Management at the University … Continue reading

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Queen’s principal to ‘do less with less’: in addition to budget cuts, Daniel Woolf believes the school has to focus its academic direction By Elizabeth Church Excerpt from: Globe and Mail. Monday, Dec. 14, 2009 For full article : http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/queens-principal-to-do-less-with-less/article1399045/Continue reading

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Who Killed Canada’s Education Advantage? A forensic investigation into the disappearance of public education investment in Canada. By Roger Martin EXCERPT FROM: Walrus Magazine October 2009 PLEASE SEE FULL ARTICLE AT: http://mail.walrusmagazine.com/articles/2009.11-policy-who-killed-canadas-education-advantage/2/ Over the two fiscal years between 1995–96 and … Continue reading

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Go West, ambitious university president By Tony Keller Macleans.ca OnCampus March 31st, 2009 Pay packages appear to be bigger out West ­but that may be because BC and Alberta disclosure is more honest. Aspiring university presidents and senior academics looking … Continue reading

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Financial crisis in the university sector? What crisis? From Macleans.ca March 31st, 2009 To look at the presidents’ paychecks, you’d never know universities were desperately short of cash. Ontario’s public universities cry poor to anyone who will listen and can … Continue reading

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Reflections on Principal Woolf’s Financial Update

Reflections on Principal Woolf’s Financial Update Statement, November 26, 2009 By John Holmes Department of Geography Queen’s Faculty Member since 1971 Former Head of Geography 1993-2004 The Principal’s Statement was not so much a financial update as a not too … Continue reading

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