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Federal Advocacy in the Time of Covid-19 / Action politique auprès du gouvernement fédéral pendant la COVID-19

** La  version  française suit ** Memorandum 20:22 Date:  April 30, 2020 To:       Presidents and Administrative Officers; Local, Federated and Provincial Associations From:  David Robinson, Executive Director Re:  Federal Advocacy in the Time of Covid-19 The COVID-19 pandemic has had an immediate impact on the lives of our members and students, and is generating uncertainty for the coming[…]

CAUT Marks Day of Mourning / L’ACPPU souligne le Jour de deuil national

** La  version  française suit ** CAUT Marks Day of Mourning The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) stands with unions and employee associations across the country to observe this year’s National Day of Mourning in recognition of workers killed or injured on the job. Nearly five million workers in Canada have been deemed essential[…]

Additional funding builds Canada’s COVID-19 research capacity / Nouvel investissement pour renforcer la capacité de recherche sur la COVID-19 au Canada

 La  version  française suit ** Additional funding builds Canada’s COVID-19 research capacity Last week’s announcement that the federal government will provide more than $1 billion for medical research will help ensure that researchers working across the country have the funding they need to continue their crucial work necessary toward the road to recovery from COVID-19,[…]

CAUT welcomes new measures for post-secondary students

The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) welcomes today’s announcement by the federal government of new supports for students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The financial support initially provided through the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) left out many students,” says CAUT Executive Director David Robinson. “Today’s announcement of nearly $9 billion in funding for[…]

CAUT Legal Update – Academic Freedom // Actualité juridique de l’ACPPU – Liberté académique

April / avril 2020 Academic Freedom Advisory This Legal Update is the first of a new series of quarterly summaries of significant legal cases of interest to academic staff associations. The first issue focuses on recent cases involving academic freedom. The advisory is also available on-line in the members’ only section of the CAUT website.   Liberté académique acppu-actualité-juridique—liberté-académique[…]

CAUT Town Hall Series: COVID-19 and the Academic Job / Séances de discussion virtuelles de l’ACPPU : La COVID-19 et le travail académique

** La version française suit ** Memorandum 20:18 Date:  April 8, 2020 To:   Presidents and Administrative Officers; Local, Federated and Provincial Associations From:  David Robinson, Executive Director Re:  CAUT Town Hall Series: COVID-19 and the Academic Job CAUT has been working to provide guidance to academic staff associations on how to respond to the most common issues and questions on[…]

RE: Remote Teaching – Privacy and Intellectual Property Concerns / Enseignement à distance – enjeux de propriété intellectuelle et de protection de la vie privée

** La version française suit ** Remote Teaching – Privacy and Intellectual Property Concerns In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, universities and colleges in Canada have transitioned to remote instruction through various online platforms and software. Academic staff should be aware that these tools raise important privacy and intellectual property rights issues. This advisory is also[…]

Remote Teaching – Privacy and Intellectual Property Concerns / Enseignement à distance – enjeux de propriété intellectuelle et de protection de la vie privée 

Remote Teaching – Privacy and Intellectual Property Concerns In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, universities and colleges in Canada have transitioned to remote instruction through various online platforms and software. Academic staff should be aware that these tools raise important privacy and intellectual property rights issues. Surveillance Some software systems may allow administrators to conduct[…]

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