Monthly Archives: February 2010

U of T to curtail aggressive investing.

Move follows a decade of disappointing returns and a $1.5-billion loss that wiped out nearly 30 per cent of the school’s pension and endowment funds in a single year. By Elizabeth Church Excerpt from: Globe and Mail, Monday, Feb. 22, … Continue reading

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OCUFA Quality Matters Campaign

Ontario’s higher education system is at a crossroads. Decisions we make today will affect our ability to provide a high quality educational experience to students now and for generations to come. Quality teaching and research depends on public funding. Faced … Continue reading

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Coalition of front-line university groups formed: a strong, new voice in higher education.

Protecting quality and reversing privatization are the goals of new Ontario University Coalition Canadian Newswire, Toronto. Feb. 18, 2010 All front-line groups at Ontario universities – students, staff and faculty – have joined together to put the collective strength … Continue reading

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Objections of the Canadian Association of University Teachers to the Google Book Search Settlement, Authors Guild v. Google, Inc.

Excerpt from: Letter to the Honorable Denny Chin from CAUT 28 January 2010 Full article found at: Office of the Clerk U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Daniel Patrick Moynihan Courthouse 500 Pearl Street New … Continue reading

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Investing in Students, Ensuring Success.

Recommendations for a meaningful successor to Reaching Higher Excerpt from: Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, February 1, 2010 By: Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations Graeme Stewart, Communications and Government Relations Manager Full article at: … Continue reading

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To do with less, or not.

SGPS executive call for academic excellence, not financial considerations Excerpt from Queen’s Journal February 5, 2010 By David Thompson Full article at: Do we want a strategic plan for Queen’s University that privileges capital creation before quality education, reduces … Continue reading

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