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King's and CUPE 5265 ratify agreement for part-time King's faculty
April 25, 2016
The Board of Directors at King’s University College and the union representing the school’s part-time faculty have ratified a collective agreement. The agreement covers salaries, benefits, and working conditions for 252 part-time faculty across all departments at the school. Negotiations between King's and CUPE local 5265 began in June 2015 and finished in February 2016.
U of C board of governors will not have terms extended by Alberta's NDP government  Thumbnail Image
U of C board of governors will not have terms extended by Alberta's NDP government
April 25, 2016
Alberta has denied reappointment requests for three members of the University of Calgary, stating that governors at the school will need to reapply through an open recruitment process when their term expires.
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Auto engineers gather in Windsor to discuss crash safety
April 12, 2016
Automotive engineers from all over the world gathered in Windsor for the University of Windsor’s International Crashworthiness Symposium on Monday.
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University students asked to leave Legislative Assembly Thursday
April 11, 2016
A group of New Brunswick post-secondary students was reportedly forced to leave the province’s legislative assembly last week when they refused to conceal t-shirts bearing the figure 35,200, which was intended to represent the average NB student debt.
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Faculty association accuses UBC of illegally suppressing records
April 11, 2016
The UBC Faculty Association has filed a complaint with the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia stating that the university failed to disclose records that were covered by a Freedom of Information request.
Guest Post: Report from the OCUFA 2016 conference  Thumbnail Image
Guest Post: Report from the OCUFA 2016 conference
April 07, 2016
The problems associated with precarious academic work are well known, writes Professor Ross Bullen, but a recent conference hosted by the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English reveals little consensus or confidence about proposed solutions.
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Sexual-assault task force calls for anonymous reporting system on campuses
April 06, 2016
A task force based in Western Canada is drafting new guidelines for how PSE institutions should respond to sexual violence, and among its recommendations is a system that allows for the anonymous reporting of sexual assaults.
Brandon University sexual assault victims forced to sign contract that keeps them silent  Thumbnail Image
Brandon University sexual assault victims forced to sign contract that keeps them silent
April 06, 2016
Victims of sexual assault at Brandon University are reportedly being asked to sign a contract that prohibits them from speaking about their assault to anyone other than counsellors.
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Academics feel pressure to exaggerate their research’s importance
April 05, 2016
Some academics feel as though they need to exaggerate or embellish the possible future impact of their work when applying for research funding, according to a recent UK study.
Fixed term and permanent: my two academic lives  Thumbnail Image
Fixed term and permanent: my two academic lives
March 30, 2016
Helen Lees discusses the importance of having a long-term contract to fall back on in the educational world, and her experiences living “two academic lives”—first on a three-year fixed-term research contract, and then as a lecturer.
Education indicators in Canada: An international perspective, 2015  Thumbnail Image
Education indicators in Canada: An international perspective, 2015
March 30, 2016
StatCan releases new numbers on educational attainment. New data from Statistics Canada show that within the OECD countries, Canada is currently placed around the middle with respect to university completion rates and is leading in earned diplomas in other types of PSE, including at the college, trade, or vocational level.
Fewer senior PSE officials aspiring to become presidents  Thumbnail Image
Fewer senior PSE officials aspiring to become presidents
March 30, 2016
“The traditional roadmap of faculty to department chair, to dean, then provost, then president is becoming the road less and less traveled,” writes Yves Salomon-Fernandez, “as surveys of provosts reveal that fewer and fewer of those in such positions aspire to become presidents.”
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