Monthly Archives: April 2010

Overwhelming majority of Canadians say higher education is more important than ever: Poll

Nearly 8 in 10 Canadians believe getting a university or college education is more important than ever, but most say it’s also getting more difficult to pursue post-secondary studies because of rising costs. According to a Harris-Decima poll conducted for … Continue reading

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TransparentU: A Repository of Responses to Principal Woolf’s Vision Statement

Dear Queen’s Community Member, Principal Woolf’s recent vision statement Where Next? invites the Queen’s community “to engage in a discussion process that leads to a set of clear choices on what we will do and what we will not do” … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Why Not Hear What People Have to Say about Aiming for Less? A Reply to Principal Daniel Woolf

(QUFA is pleased to publish the following post from Mark Jones for Queen’s Employees for Real Academic Planning) On April 15, 2010, a group calling itself “Queen’s Students for Real Academic Planning” floated a petition to the board of trustees, … Continue reading

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Guest Post: An open letter to Principal Woolf: Sport and the Idea of a University

(QUFA is pleased to publish the following post from George Clark.) In the belief that the document, “Charting a Course of Excellence,” on athletics and recreation (May 2007) composed by Bob Crawford and Janice Deakin had been quietly dropped, I … Continue reading

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Six-figure salaries the norm at top charities

Compensation figures being disclosed for the first time under changes to federal tax filings By Paul Waldie Excerpt from: Globe and Mail April 14, 2010 Full article at: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/six-figure-salaries-the-norm-at-top-charities/article1533823/ Some of Canada’s largest and best-known charities are paying top officials … Continue reading

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St. Lawrence College News: More Students Pursuing Postsecondary Education in Kingston

April 06 2010—Government Helping Increase Enrolment, Improve Sustainability Our government is providing additional support to Ontario’s colleges and universities to further enhance the high-quality education they provide to a growing number of students. Queen’s University will receive $1.97 million while … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Reflections on the phased-in retirement plan

(QUFA is pleased to publish the following post from Sylvia Söderlind.) I’m disturbed by the implications of the phased-in retirement plan (see http://www.queensu.ca/vpac/FacultyRelations/EarlyRetirementIncentivePlanLink1.pdf). I qualify for the plan and will likely apply for it, but I will be holding my … Continue reading

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