CAUT NewsWire

CAUT NewsWire

Demands grow for release of 2 Canadian academics detained in Egypt

Education International, the global union federation representing more than 30 million education workers world-wide, is urging its member organisations to press the Egyptian authorities to immediately release two Canadian professors who have been detained without charges since August 17th. At the request of CAUT, EI is supporting a LabourStart petition calling for the unconditional release of Dr. Tarek Loubani and Prof. John Greyson. //Read more

Canada’s Drowning Ocean Science

Ocean science ought to be a high public policy priority—but recent actions indicate the federal government thinks otherwise. Canadian ocean science is at risk of drowning amid cutbacks, layoffs, and the muzzling of scientists. //Read more

Science at risk

Professor Thomas Duck of Dalhousie University addresses CAUT Council on the threats to Arctic research and science in general as a result of the federal government’s policies and lack of funding. //View on Youtube

Alberta campuses reeling under impact of cuts

University and college staff and students in Alberta returned to classes this month under a cloud of cutbacks and growing concern about the province’s plans for the sector.The Progressive Conservative government of Alison Redford sent shockwaves through campuses last March by drastically cutting $147 million from university and college budgets after earlier committing to a 2 per cent increase. The result has been a growing list of institutions in recent weeks announcing staff reductions, enrolment cuts and program eliminations. //Read more


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Oct. 21 – Oct. 25

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Nov. 28, Ottawa

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Nov. 29 – Dec. 1


What you need to know about custody and control of your records

With universities now under access to information legislation in all provinces and federally, there are a growing number of requests for academic staff records. Find out what you should do if your administration is asking you to turn over your records. // Read more

Serious problems at Ontario Veterinary College: Report

An investigatory committee established by CAUT to look into a series of allegations by staff has concluded there are serious problems at the Ontario Veterinary College that can be traced “both to the policies and to the style of OVC’s current management.”  //Read more

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