Media reports and official documents related to the CIGI-York agreement Reply

Selected media reports

J Brean, “York University teaches Jim Balsillie hard lesson of mixing philanthropy with public academics“, National Post (April 3, 2012)

Staff, “York drops out of $60-million deal with CIGI“, Waterloo Record (April 3, 2012)

T Hopper, “York University rejects RIM co-founder Jim Balsillie’s $60-million deal“, National Post (April 3, 2012)

L Brown, “York University’s $60 million deal with Jim Balsillie’s think tank cancelled over lack of faculty support“, Toronto Star (April 2, 2012)

J Bradshaw, York abandons plans to accept $30-million from Balsillie’s think tank“, Globe and Mail (April 2, 2012)

A Hasham, “BlackBerry-maker Jim Balsillie’s legacy“, Toronto Star (31 March 2012)

Ken Coates, “Phony fears about academic freedom“, National Post (March 30, 2012)

S Huang, “Profs: academic freedom at risk”, The Varsity (U of Toronto student newspaper, 26 March 2012)

J Bradshaw, “York professors wrangle over think-tank cash from RIM’s Balsillie”, Globe and Mail (March 23, 2012)

S S Davis, “Jim Balsillie finds giving away $30 million is tougher than he thought”, Toronto Life (March 23, 2012)

National Post Staff, “York University criticized over $60-million deal with Jim Balsillie”, National Post (March 22, 2012)

F Kuntz (CIGI VP Public Affairs), “CIGI would have no veto power” (letter to the editor), Waterloo Record (March 22, 2012)

L Brown, “York professors demand changes to Balsillie deal”, Toronto Star (March 21, 2012): http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1149668–york-professors-demand-changes-to-balsillie-deal

J Bradshaw, “York profs revolt against pact with Balsillie think tank”, Globe and Mail (March 21, 2012)

J Turk (CAUT), “Universities must serve the public interest, not private ones” (op ed piece), Waterloo Record (March 21, 2012)

J Smirlies, “CIGI, WLU under fire”, The Cord (WLU campus newspaper, March 21, 2012): http://www.thecord.ca/articles/52279

T Tedesco, “Universities face censure over ties to think-tank” National Post (March 14, 2012)

P Monahan, “CIGI has no veto at York University“, National Post (March 13, 2012)

T Tedesco, “The uneasy ties between Canada’s universities and wealthy business magnates” National Post (March 9, 2012)

J Bradshaw, “York University, Balsillie think tank near $60-million deal on partnership” Globe and Mail (February 23, 2012)

L Brown, “York University joint law program with Balsillie think tank raises academic freedom issues” Toronto Star (February 22, 2012)

Official documents and communications

CIGI-York Agreement signed in August 2011

Proposed Osgoode protocol, as approved by Faculty Council on Nov 28 2011 (rejected by York University administration)

CIGI- York protocol signed February 10, 2012

CIGI-York protocol signed March 9, 2012

Provost provides background on York’s agreement with CIGI – 14 March 2012

Statement to the community by Provost Monahan – 22 March 2012

Powerpoint presentation by Provost Monahan in Senate – 22 March 2012

York-CIGI Collaborative Initiatives: Consultations on a Draft Academic Governance Framework – 29 March 2012. Attachment to letter: Academic Governance Framework for the York University – Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

Notice of Motion to Osgoode Hall Faculty Council by Dean Lorne Sossin – 29 March 2012

York University and CIGI international law agreement will not proceed – 2 April 2012

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