Category Archives: Clippings

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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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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Kenneth Westhues, Correction of Mobbing Episodes in Higher Education (2009; posted 3 December 2012)

From Mobbing as a factor in faculty work life, a joint presentation to the International Conference on Globalization, Shared Governance, and Academic Freedom, sponsored by the American Association of University Professors,  Washington, DC, 11-13 June 2009; as posted on Prof. Westhues’ website, Workplace … Continue reading

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Kenneth Westhues, The Unkindly Art of Mobbing (2006; posted 3 December 2012)

From Academic Matters: the Journal of Higher Education, OCUFA, Fall 2006, pp. 18-19. Ken Westhues describes how academics can gang up on unpopular colleagues — and alerts readers to the signs that an academic “mobbing” is in the works.

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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: Update on Ontario Government’s Directions for Higher Education (23 November 2011)

As emailed by Mark Rosenfeld, Executive Director, Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA), to Faculty Association Presidents on 23 November 2011: Dear colleagues: A number of faculty associations are hearing from university administrators that the Ontario government is set … Continue reading

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Some research rankings

Taken from the London Free Press, Nov 2 article “Western bouncing back”, by John Miner. The total research income of ­Canada’s top 50 universities was $6.5 billion in 2010, up 3.6% from the previous year. Thirty-three universities had increases in … Continue reading

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New Minister post-secondary — OCUFA Reports

Glen Murray appointed new Minister of Training, Colleges, & Universities Glen Murray, MPP for Toronto Centre and former Minister of Research and Innovation, has been appointed Minister of Training, Colleges, and Universities for the Government of Ontario. Murray, who served … Continue reading

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OCUFA Report: August 3, 2011

No-board issued at Queen’s, Queen’s high-risk labour strategy revealed in principal’s now-public letter In a June 25 letter to the university’s board of trustees, now made public, Queen’s principal, Daniel Woolf, told trustees that the administration’s current negotiating strategy could … Continue reading

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OCUFA Report: People

Constance Adamson new OCUFA president, Mark Rosenfeld executive director. Constance Adamson, a research and instruction librarian at Queen’s University, is OCUFA’s new president. She is taking over from Mark Langer of Carleton University. Adamson went to Queen’s in 1992 from … Continue reading

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