Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation / L’ACPPU solidaire de la nation Wet’suwet’en

** La version française suit ** Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) expresses solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation and its Hereditary Chiefs who are insisting upon respect for their autonomy and sovereignty over their unceded land.  Forceful intervention by the police will not resolve this dispute.  Respectful and meaningful[…]

Fair Dealing Week – February 24-28, 2020 / La Semaine de l’utilisation équitable – 24 au 28 février 2020

Memorandum 20:07 Date:  February 19, 2020 To:  Presidents and Administrative Officers; Locals, Provincials and Federated Associations From:  David Robinson, Executive Director Re:  Fair Dealing Week – February 24-28, 2020 Users’ rights under the Copyright Act, hard won after many years of advocacy, have been under attack. The publishing industry, in decline as it struggles to[…]

CAUT Letter re. Update of Core Competencies for the 21st Century CARL Librarians

Please find attached correspondence from CAUT addressed to Susan Haigh, Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), providing comment on the draft update of the Core Competencies for the 21st Century CARL Librarians publication. The CAUT Librarians’ and Archivists’ Committee has identified several gaps in the draft update, particularly with respect to[…]

Australian bushfires solidarity / Soutien aux personnes touchées par les feux de brousse en Australie

Australian bushfires solidarity The bushfire crisis currently gripping Australia has had a devastating impact on wildlife and people. CAUT’s sister organization, the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU), is reporting that the fires have directly affected some of their members who have suffered loss of their homes and other financial hardships. Some universities have also provided[…]

CAUT in solidarity with India anti-government protesters / L’ACPPU est solidaire des manifestants antigouvernementaux de l’Inde

CAUT in solidarity with India anti-government protesters The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) condemns recent violent police and government attacks at three of the India’s leading universities: Jamia Millia Islamia, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). Over the past month, police and government-backed thugs have beaten students and teachers, and used[…]

CAUT urges review of labour relations at UNBC / L’ACPPU recommande un examen des relations de travail à l’UNBC

CAUT urges review of labour relations at UNBC The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) is concerned about the state of labour relations at UNBC and is urging the institution to agree to an external independent review. “In my many years of experience with CAUT, I can say without hesitation that I have not come[…]

Call for Nominations for CAUT Equity Award / Appel de candidatures pour le Prix de l’ACPPU pour l’équité

** La version française suit **   Memorandum 19:37   Date:  October 24, 2019   To:   Presidents and Administrative Officers; Local, Federated and Provincial Associations   From:  David Robinson, Executive Director   Re:  Call for Nominations for CAUT Equity Award     CAUT is soliciting nominations for the CAUT Equity Award. The Award was[…]

Call for Nominations for Bernice Schrank Award / Appel de candidatures pour le Prix Bernice-Schrank

** La version française suit **   Memorandum 19:38   Date:  October 24, 2019   To:   Presidents and Administrative Officers; Local, Federated and Provincial Associations   From:  David Robinson, Executive Director   Re:  Call for Nominations for Bernice Schrank Award     CAUT is soliciting nominations for the Bernice Schrank Award. The Award was[…]

Supplement to the 2005 travel advisory / Supplément à l’Avis aux voyageurs de l’ACPPU de 2005

Supplement to 2005 CAUT Travel Advisory In 2017, the Canadian government enacted new legislation that expanded the search powers of preclearance officers at airports. Even though that law is not yet in force, there are reported instances of Canadian and American border agents demanding to search electronic devices of travellers. This advisory, also available on[…]

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