Emergency! We need to Save NSCAD!
Howard Windsor, a former Policy Analyst with Labour and Advanced Education for the province of Nova Scotia, has been appointed by the Minister of Advanced Education to examine the future of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University (NSCAD). He has carte blanche to consider any reorganization imaginable, including eliminating programs, the forced merger of programs with other institutions and/or the complete disappearance of NSCAD as an independent university.
NSCAD Faculty and Staff Unions are in the middle of negotiations which have stalled and are fast approaching strike deadlines. Negotiations have been complicated by the instability introduced by the provincial review. Our colleagues in Nova Scotia need us and all of us need an independent NSCAD, the only full-service art and design university east of Ontario.
Please take a moment to sign the petition found here: http://www.change.org/petitions/keep-nscad-university-intact-and-independent
Leslie Jermyn, CUPE 3902
University of Toronto