Category Archives: Guest Posts

Guest Post: Voting Strategically.

Dear Colleagues, I started voting at age 21 in 1963 and have voted NDP ever since, no time off for good behaviour.    This election there is a Liberal sign planted firmly in my front yard with Ted Hsu’s name on … Continue reading

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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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Guest Post: An open letter to Principal Woolf: Sport and the Idea of a University

(QUFA is pleased to publish the following post from George Clark.) In the belief that the document, “Charting a Course of Excellence,” on athletics and recreation (May 2007) composed by Bob Crawford and Janice Deakin had been quietly dropped, I … 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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Top-down Destructive “Planning” in Arts and Science

The so-called academic planning exercise in the Faculty of Arts and Science continues to be top-down, rushed, and financially driven–hence not academic at all. It is the antithesis of what it should be: a thoughtful, sustained, inclusive process anchored in … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Principal Woolf

From: Johanne Bénard (Head of Department of French Studies) Lynda Jessup (Director of the Graduate Program in Cultural Studies) Clarke Mackey (Head of Department of Film and Media) Clive Robertson (Acting Head of Department of Art) 15 March 2010 Dear … Continue reading

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