Monthly Archives: May 2012

OCUFA Faculty Survey: Professors and academic librarians warn against rash reforms of Ontario’s universities 
(28 May 2012)

May 28, 2012 


Professors and academic librarians are warning the Government of Ontario against putting limits on the educational options available to students, based on the results of a survey released today. In a leaked discussion paper and several speeches, … Continue reading

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Queen’s Staff Union USW Local 2010 files for conciliation (24 May 2012)

Dear colleagues and fellow USW members, On Tuesday May 22, your union filed an application for conciliation with the Ontario Ministry of Labour. Our request for the assistance of a conciliation officer to help resolve our differences with the Administration … Continue reading

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UBC Broadcast E-mail: UBC is not signing a license agreement with Access Copyright (24 May 2012)

To: All UBC Faculty and Staff The following message is sent on behalf of David H. Farrar, Provost and Vice President Academic (Vancouver) and Doug Owram, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Principal (Okanagan). After extensive review, the University of British Columbia … Continue reading

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Canadian Association of University Teachers to provide financial and legal support to students in Quebec (23 May 2012)

(Ottawa – May 23, 2012) The national organization representing academic staff across Canada today announced its financial and legal backing to student organizations in Quebec. The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) says it intends to fully support students in … Continue reading

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CAUT Statement: International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (17 May 2012)

(May 17, 2012) On the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, the Canadian Association of University Teachers recognizes the work of tireless activists working to combat discrimination and violence against gay, lesbian, trans, bisexual, two-spirited, and queer communities. The eradication … Continue reading

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Vancouver Sun: Universities have been taken over by administrators (15 May 2012)

By Barry Cooper.  As published in The Vancouver Sun, 15 May 2012: For the past few weeks I have been working at the University of Erlangen in Germany. Apart from congenial students and colleagues, the most impressive aspect of the place … Continue reading

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OCUFA: Ontario’s professors and academic librarians warn that university quality is on the decline (14 May 2012)

Survey of over 2,300 faculty reveals strong commitment to the connection between teaching and research TORONTO –Professors and academic librarians are concerned about the quality of education at Ontario’s universities, according to a new survey released today. Of those surveyed, … Continue reading

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