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Focus university funding on quality rather than quantity, report urges  Thumbnail Image
Focus university funding on quality rather than quantity, report urges
December 11, 2015
Provincial report suggests Ontario should focus funding on improving the quality of an undergrad education, including student satisfaction and teaching “soft skills.”
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Ontario universities defend focus on research in wake of report
December 11, 2015
Ontario’s proposal to increase the portion of university funding tied to undergraduate learning outcomes could threaten the benefits students get from research and lead to fewer programs, the province’s universities warned in response to a report on the future of the sector released Wednesday.
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CUPE 3902 files labour complaint against U of T
December 11, 2015
The Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 3902 (CUPE 3902), which represents teaching assistants, sessional lecturers, and postdoctoral fellows at the University of Toronto, has filed an unfair labour practice complaint against the University of Toronto through the Ontario Labour Relations Board, effectively initiating a form of legal action against the university.
Ontario vows to take action to end decline in undergard education  Thumbnail Image
Ontario vows to take action to end decline in undergard education
December 11, 2015
The Ontario government must redesign the way it distributes $3.5-billion to the province’s universities to redress a decline in undergraduate education and demand clear and measurable learning outcomes.
Enrolment down this fall at the University of Windsor  Thumbnail Image
Enrolment down this fall at the University of Windsor
December 11, 2015
Overall enrolment at the University of Windsor dropped this fall. "We're in an eara where the demographics are shifting and it's changing the makeup of our campus," University of Windsor president Alan Wildeman said Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015
University of Windsor Campus Police to get pepper spray  Thumbnail Image
University of Windsor Campus Police to get pepper spray
December 11, 2015
After more than 15 years of advocating for the right to use pepper spray, the University of Windsor Campus Community Police are finally getting their wish.
Vigil at University of Windsor marks Montreal Massacre  Thumbnail Image
Vigil at University of Windsor marks Montreal Massacre
December 07, 2015
A vigil was held by University of Windsor's Women in Engineering Club. “Today is an opportunity to remember and honour these women and also an opportunity to reflect and speak out against violence against women in all forms,” said Runchey, a student in women’s and gender studies.
University to push on with $73-million renovation plan for St. Denis Centre  Thumbnail Image
University to push on with $73-million renovation plan for St. Denis Centre
December 04, 2015
The University of Windsor to move forward with a $73-million renovation of the St. Denis Centre despite losing a student referendum this week on how the project would be financed.
Carleton responds to CAUT criticism, Ottawa Citizen reporting  Thumbnail Image
Carleton responds to CAUT criticism, Ottawa Citizen reporting
December 03, 2015
Carleton University's board of governors has issued a statement alleging that the Ottawa Citizen failed to correct a “number of inaccuracies” in a recent article about the university's alleged "gag order" on its board members.
It's over! Profs and Board ratify new labour agreement  Thumbnail Image
It's over! Profs and Board ratify new labour agreement
December 03, 2015
The faculty strike at Nipissing University is officially over. NUFA announced Wednesday night that the tentative agreement reached between the Full-Timee Academic Bargaining Unit (FASBU) and Nipissing has been ratified by the bargaining unit with 93% voting in favour.
The Research Challenge Canada Faces  Thumbnail Image
The Research Challenge Canada Faces
December 03, 2015
Justin Trudeau’s newly minted minister tells Ivan Semeniuk that her government ‘believes in science,’ but reviving Canadian research will take much more than faith
2014 report on the state of Canada's science, technology and innovation system  Thumbnail Image
2014 report on the state of Canada's science, technology and innovation system
December 03, 2015
The Science, Technology and Innovation Council (STIC) has released its State of the Nation 2014, which concludes that Canada’s “poor business innovation performance” is a “profound and urgent … challenge.” The STIC, an advisory body within the federal government, concluded that despite efforts to the contrary, innovation performance has continued to worsen.
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