Category Archives: Genres

Motion for AGM in Support of Student Municipal Electoral Rights (23 April 2013)

The following motion will be presented from the floor at QUFA’s Spring General Meeting (12:30-2:30 p.m., 24 April, in Ellis Hall Auditorium): [Note: this motion was passed unanimously.] WHEREAS the City of Kingston has recently been considering options for re-dividing … Continue reading

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Motion for AGM in Support of Profs. Bruckert and Parent (23 April 2013)

The following motion will be presented from the floor at QUFA’s Spring General Meeting (12:30-2:30 p.m., 24 April, in Ellis Hall Auditorium): [Note: this motion was passed unanimously.] Whereas University of Ottawa Department of Criminology Professors Colette Parent and Christine … Continue reading

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Mark Jones, Text and Context at Queen’s [Response to the Provost re the Free Speech Wall and Michael Mason] (17 April 2013)

As published in the Whig-Standard Opinions section, 17 April 2013, under the rubric “Academic Freedom”: “Don’t criticize what you can’t understand.” -Bob Dylan Recently Queen’s administrators approved the erection of a “free speech wall” by the Queen’s Students for Liberty and almost immediately … Continue reading

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PACC Report for the Spring General Meeting, 24 April (posted 16 April 2013)

As submitted on behalf of the Political Action and Communications Committee (PACC), 16 April 2013: PACC Report for the QUFA Spring General Meeting of Wed., 24 April 2013

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OCUFA releases new paper on university productivity (3 April 2013)

As emailed to member associations by Graeme Stewart, Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA), 3 April 2013: Dear Colleagues, Today, OCUFA released a research paper examining recent proposals around increasing university productivity as part of its Trends in Higher Education series. … Continue reading

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Austerity in Post-Secondary Education: Town Hall for 11 April (Posted 2 April 2013)

All are welcome; organized by Anne-Marie Grondin, Executive Assistant, Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS).

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Professor David Mullan Gives QUFA Academic Freedom Lecture; Response by Professor Len Findlay (posted 22 March 2013)

On the evening of 6 March, Professor David Mullan delivered the 2013 QUFA Academic Freedom Lecture, entitled “The Academic Mission:  Principles and Institutional Responsibilities.”  He sketched the historical development and stressed the importance of faculty participation in university governance as a component … Continue reading

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David Doorey, Senior Tory Senator Lambasts Conservatives for Politically Motivated Attacks on Unions (15 February 2013)

For this post, please see Doorey’s Workplace Law Blog.

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CAUT: House of Commons Passes Anti-labour Bill C-377 (12 December 2012)

As emailed by Jim Turk, Executive Director, Canadian Association of University Teachers, to member associations, 12 December 2012: The House of Commons narrowed passed anti-labour Bill C-377 this evening by a 147-135 margin. The Bill now goes to the Senate.

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PACC Report for AGM (12 December 2012)

Political Action and Communications Committee (PACC) Report For QUFA Annual General Meeting, 12 December 2012 by Mark Jones, PACC co-chair QUFA’s Political Action and Communications Committee (PACC) members for 2012-13 are Emily Hill, Monika Holzschuh-Sator, Mark Jones (co-chair), Darko Matovic … Continue reading

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