CAUT Education Review: The Parliamentary Review of the Copyright Act

February 2019 /février 2019   This updated issue of CAUT’s Education Review highlights what is at stake in the on-going parliamentary review of the Copyright Act and impacts of the recently negotiated Canada-US-Mexico free trade agreement. Currently,  the Act balances just remuneration for authors with allowing educators and researchers to make knowledge accessible. Corporate publishers[…]

March 14 Round-table: Workplace Harassment and Conflict Resolution

On 14 March, in the Senate and Board Chamber, from 2:30-4:00, WLUFA is hosting a round table discussion on workplace harassment and conflict resolution.  Please note that this event will have video conferencing available at the Brantford Campus in room CB100. Emma Phillips, from the law firm Goldblatt Partners, will present on the law regarding workplace[…]

Congratulations to Dr. Lianne Leddy: Recipient of OCUFA’s Status of Women and Equity Award of Distinction

WLUFA would like to congratulate Dr. Lianne Leddy, Assistant Professor in Indigenous Studies at Laurier Brantford, on being awarded OCUFA’s prestigious Status of Women and Equity Award of Distinction. The award was presented to Dr. Leddy this past weekend at an awards luncheon held in Toronto. Dr. Leddy, a citizen of Serpent River First Nation,[…]

Report of the OCUFA Student Questionnaires on Courses and Teaching Working Group released

The Report of the OCUFA Student Questionnaires on Courses and Teaching Working Group has now been released. The report may be accessed directly, or via an OCUFA Report Briefing Note or OCUFA’s press release (also reproduced below). OCUFA report reveals systemic discrimination and harassment in use of university student questionnaires TORONTO, February 6, 2019 –[…]

OCUFA Report on Student Evaluations of Teaching Released

From the Executive Summary: Prompted by a rise in complaints about the misuse and inappropriate interpretation of questionnaire scores and reports of harassment, OCUFA established a working group to examine the use of student questionnaires at Ontario universities. Members included experts in the fields of methodology, research ethics, and human rights. After examining student questionnaires[…]

Fair Copyright Campaign – Take Action this February // Campagne en faveur d’une utilisation équitable du droit d’auteur – Passez à l’action en février

Memorandum 19 :06   Date:  February 4, 2019   To:  Presidents and Administrative Officers; Locals, Provincials and Federated Associations   From:  Pamela Foster, Director of Research and Political Action   Re:  Fair Copyright Campaign – Take Action this February         Fair Dealing Week is taking place February 25 to March 1, 2019.[…]

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