A statement concerning the Senate Policy on Disruption with an updated list of endorsers (currently 121)
257 YUFA members and 6 retirees have signed an open letter to Senate Executive expressing extreme concern about the resumption of classes while the strike continues. The letter urges the University Administration to go back to the bargaining table and to make solid offers for a quick and fair settlement with CUPE Units 1 and 3.
On August 19, 2013 McMaster University Professor Henry Giroux spoke at the third Ontario Common Front General Assembly. ““I can’t think of a better way to defuse the possibility among young people of the radical imagination than to place them into so much debt that for the next 20 years, all they can basically think about is paying that debt back,” Giroux says early in the clip in a section called ‘Student Debt and Generational Welfare.'” Watch video here.
Oil and gas industry funding has corrupted research at the University of Calgary’s Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy (ISEEE), according to former head of the centre, climate scientist David Keith. More…
I would like to echo Prof. Emeritus J..D. Wood’s comment on a previous post by adding a ‘bottom up’ perspective on governance and academic freedom. While the faculty has mobilized and raised its voice against the CGI deal, this deal is only the tip of the iceberg of academic governance and freedom. More…
The following email was sent to York faculty on April 3, 2012, following York’s announcement that the CIGI-York agreement had been terminated, to thank those who made it possible through a strong and courageous mobilization.
The University is ours!
The university belongs to us, those who teach, learn, research, council, clean, and create community. Together we can and do make the university work.
Gus Van Harten and Stepan Wood
This analysis was prepared prior to the April 2 meeting of the Osgoode Hall Faculty Council. In ten areas, it tracks concerns arising from the York-CIGI Agreement of August 2011, steps to address these concerns in the Osgoode protocol of November 2011, and the corresponding gaps in York’s new governing documents. More…