Monthly Archives: March 2010

Motion for Faculty Board, 26 March 2010

Given that the two drafts of the Arts and Science Response to Principal’s Vision Statement, circulated by the Dean’s office on March 11 and March 18, are substantially identical, despite objections voiced at the subsequent Committee of Departments meeting and … Continue reading

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Top 100 Myths and other Fables

By Roberta Lamb & Mark Jones In October 2009, Mediacorp listed Queen’s among the top 100 Employers in Canada, citing its “progressive,” “family-friendly” practices. “It is extremely rewarding,” commented Rod Morrison, VP-Human Resources, “to be acknowledged nationwide for the practices … Continue reading

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David Dodge calls for pension reform

By Jane Taber for the Globe and Mail Former Bank of Canada Governor David Dodge is adding his voice to the debate over pension reform, calling today for a voluntary component to the Canada Pension Plan. Speaking at the ‘Canada … Continue reading

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Scientists may gloat, but an assault is under way against the arts

Why is there such a huge funding bias towards science when the chief growth in graduate jobs has been elsewhere? By Simon Jenkins Excerpt from: The Guardian Thursday March 25, 2010 Full article : http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/mar/25/higher-education-arts-sciences-bias Which is more important, science … Continue reading

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Edmonton Journal: U of A administration soaks up $100M

Cash-strapped university one of the most expensive to run in Canada By Elise Stolte Excerpt from: Edmonton Journal, March 26, 2010 As the University of Alberta climbed the world rankings, it also became one of the most expensive universities to … Continue reading

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Objections to the Faculty of Arts and Science Draft Response.

Objections to the Faculty of Arts and Science Draft Response to Principal’s Vision Statement (18 Mar 2010): Some Highlights By Mark Jones, 25 March 2010 I’ve asked colleagues to come to Faculty Board on Friday to help reject the FAS … Continue reading

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Letter from QUFA Executive to Principal Woolf.

Dear Principal Woolf, The Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA) welcomes the news that Queen’s staff have applied for their representation vote with the United Steelworkers (USW). Freedom of association and unionization are fundamental human rights, protected by Canada’s Charter of … Continue reading

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