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Ontario “free speech” requirements for universities and colleges cause for concern

(Ottawa – August 31, 2018) The government of Ontario’s plan to require the province’s universities and colleges to adopt “free speech” policies and punish those who fail to adhere to the new requirements is an unprecedented interference with institutional autonomy, warns the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT). “CAUT has long advocated that campuses must … Read More

LabourStart online campaign

Maxim Balashov is a professor of mathematics who has worked at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) for nineteen years. He also serves as chair of the trade union at his university, UNISOL, which has successfully fought for increased salaries and reduced workloads while ensuring that the university complies with the Russian state … Read More

OCUFA Analysis – What the 2018 election results mean for Ontario’s professors and academic librarians

On June 7, the Ontario voters elected a Progressive Conservative majority government led by Doug Ford. This election outcome has a number of important implications for professors and academic librarians in the province and will pose several challenges and opportunities for the university sector over the next four years. During the election, OCUFA analyzed the … Read More