Monthly Archives: April 2010

University of Ottawa budget worries faculty, students

Dispute $25M deficit and say cost-saving measures are not in the best interests of education By Randall Denley Excerpt from: The Ottawa Citizen April 15, 2010 Full article at: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/budget+worries+faculty+students/2908263/story.html University of Ottawa president Allan Rock has a plan to … Continue reading

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University of Alberta 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 Full article at: http://www.edmontonjournal.com/administration+soaks+100M/2728862/story.html As the University of Alberta climbed the world rankings, it also became one of the … Continue reading

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OCUFA responds to Margaret Wente’s article in Globe and Mail

Dear Editor; Margaret Wente, in her complaints about Canadian university faculty being the highest paid in the world (“Universities are sitting ducks for reform,” April 13, 2010), bases her argument on a 2008 Boston College report that itself cautions readers … Continue reading

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Universities are sitting ducks for reform

According to one 2008 survey, Canadian faculty were the highest-paid among 15 countries studied. By: Margaret Wente Excerpt from: Globe and Mail, Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2010 Full article at: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/universities-are-sitting-ducks-for-reform/article1532075/?cmpid=rss1 What is the most pressing problem facing Canadian universities today? … Continue reading

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McGuinty gives Ontario colleges and universities an F in new spending

‘Can I honestly say that I have got qualitative improvement … ? I don’t think so’ By Karen Howlett Excerpt from: Globe and Mail Published on Friday, Apr. 09, 2010 Full article can be found at: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/mcguinty-gives-ontario-colleges-and-universities-an-f-in-new-spending/article1529902 Ontario’s colleges and … Continue reading

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Globe and Mail: Controversy brews over York’s handling of conference on Mideast

Questions raised about how far a university can go to manage debate after discussion of statehood options for Israel, Palestine By Elizabeth Church for the Globe and Mail on April 12, 2010 Questions of academic freedom and how far a … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Open Letter to Dean of Arts and Science

(QUFA is pleased to publish the following post from Roberta Lamb.) Dear Alistair, Your responses to questions about the motion passed by Faculty Board trouble me. Granted, as you indicated at the meeting, you must provide the Principal with a … Continue reading

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