Monthly Archives: May 2010

Guest Post: Open Letter to Professors Adams, Bryant, Chan, Nossal, Scott, and Smol

(QUFA is pleased to publish the following post from Mark Jones on behalf of Queen’s Students and Employees for Real Academic Planning.) Dear Professors Adams, Bryant, Chan, Nossal, Scott, and Smol, We are encouraged by your expressions of your determination … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Agenda for an “Academic Planning” Meeting with Principal Woolf

(QUFA is pleased to publish the following post from Mark Jones on behalf of Queen’s Students and Employees for Real Academic Planning.) Representatives from Queen’s Students and Employees for Real Academic Planning will meet with Principal Woolf in June to … Continue reading

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Ottawa Citizen: Female academics ‘discouraged’ after women shut out of funding

OTTAWA — It was a great day for Canadian academic excellence. For women, not so much. Industry Minister Tony Clement announced the first 19 Canada excellence research chairs Monday, which bring world-renowned scientists to Canadian universities in order to lead … Continue reading

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Globe and Mail: Canada’s $200-million lure pulls in 19 big-name researchers

Elizabeth Church, Globe and Mail, Monday, May 17, 2010 A $200-million international recruitment drive is bringing 19 leading researchers to Canadian campuses with multimillion-dollar grants that are setting off alarm bells over a potential brain drain in other countries. The … Continue reading

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Personal guidance is key

Academic planning should focus on professors and students, not idle change By Paul Hogan, Excerpt from: Opinions in Queen’s Journal, Tuesday May 18, 2010 Full article at: http://www.queensjournal.ca/story/2010-05-18/opinions/personal-guidance-key/ Principal Daniel Woolf released his academic vision statement “Where Next?” on Jan. … Continue reading

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Pensions, Salary Freezes, Board of Trustees, 30 April 2010

By Cathy Christie (QUFA President) and Paul Young (QUFA Vice President) on behalf of the QUFA Executive Principal Woolf announced at the 30 April 2010 Board of Trustees meeting that the current budgetary 2009-2010 deficit has been reduced to $2.6M … Continue reading

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International Students – Ontario’s Cash Cows?

By Mark Langer, President of the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations Excerpt from: TheMarkNews.com May 4th, 2010 Full article at: http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/news/local/article/76143–opinion-international-students-ontario-s-cash-cows The 2010 Ontario budget announced Premier Dalton McGuinty’s plan to “open” the province to the world. This is … Continue reading

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