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Alberta Government Expands Salary Disclosure to Professors, Nurses, Public-Sector Employees
December 01, 2015
The NDP government introduced legislation Thursday that will require the earnings of thousands of public-sector workers be publicly disclosed if they make more than $125,000 a year. The new rules would expand Alberta’s so-called sunshine list to include doctors, nurses, professors and employees of more than 150 provincial agencies, boards and commissions.
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Nipissing U strike fund gets $1 million boost
December 01, 2015
Faculty from across the country have organized the Canadian Association of University Teachers Defense Fund and decided to donate $1 million to the Nipissing University Faculty Association in support of their stance for fair pay, staffing levels and shared decision-making.
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UBC Engineering sets Goal of 50 per cent Female Enrollment by 2020
November 13, 2015
This Article from The Ubyssey reports on how the Faculty of Applied Science at UBC is attempting to increase female enrolment in Engineering to 50 per cent by 2020. The faculty says that the key to this is in education, awareness and beginning at the earliest age possible.
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University of Calgary, Enbridge deny interfering with Academic Freedom
December 01, 2015
Both Enbridge and the University of Calgary deny the company exerted any influence over the mandate and operations of an Enbridge-sponsored research centre at the post-secondary institution, despite emails that suggest the contrary. CBC News Calgary investigates.
The Students are Online but are the Lecturers?  Thumbnail Image
The Students are Online but are the Lecturers?
December 01, 2015
University World News looks into whether lecturers have the adequate knowledge to deliver their institutions' e-learning and other online educational technology. The Ontario Ministry, Training, Colleges and Universities awarded Carleton University funding to create a Certificate in Blended and Online Teaching program. Find out more.
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How Science Helped to Swing the Canadian Election
December 01, 2015
In this Article, The Guardian explains that the science community is looking forward to a fresh start under Justine Trudeau. Science became a major campaign issue during the election. Canadian unions, scientists, policy experts and activists need to continue to push for real change.
Letter: Quick Action by Trudeau is Needed to Save the Next Census  Thumbnail Image
Letter: Quick Action by Trudeau is Needed to Save the Next Census
October 28, 2015
In this Article, The Montreal Gazette explains that Statistics Canada is on the cusp of launching the 2016 census. Justin Trudeau has promised to reinstate the mandatory long-form census and restore Statistics Canada’s reputation as a world leader in national statistics.
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Windsor Prof Tears Down Ads for 'Custom Essay Writing' Services
December 01, 2015
CBC News Windsor interviews University of Windsor English professor, Andre Narbonne, who is appalled by posters he saw advertising "custom essay writing" services, which makes plagiarism appear as normal behavior. This article also contains related concerns from UWSA vice-president, Matthew Dunlop.
Yes, Colleges Do Teach Critical-Thinking Skills, Study Finds  Thumbnail Image
Yes, Colleges Do Teach Critical-Thinking Skills, Study Finds
December 01, 2015
The Chronicle of Higher Education highlights an extensive US study showing that post secondary education teaches critical-thinking skills. A new meta-analysis, published in the Review of Educational Research, has surveyed 71 research reports published in the last half-century, finding that critical-thinking skills do improve in university.
Vanishing Canada: Why we’re all losers in Ottawa’s war on data  Thumbnail Image
Vanishing Canada: Why we’re all losers in Ottawa’s war on data
December 01, 2015
A Maclean’s investigation on the crisis in government data. Stories about government data and historical records being deleted, burned—even tossed into Dumpsters—have become so common in recent years that many Canadians may feel inured to them. But such accounts are only the tip of a rapidly melting iceberg.
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