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Conference, day of action to challenge rise of precarious work at Ontario universities
February 11, 2016
Faculty, staff, and students are coming together to challenge the rise of precarious work at universities and colleges across Ontario. An online day of action will be marked by a variety of events, including a major conference in Toronto.
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Nipissing University announces the closing of its Muskoka campus
February 10, 2016
Nipissing University has announced that it will close its Muskoka campus in Bracebridge by June 30 of this year—all academic programs and support will be transferred to the North Bay campus for the 2016–17 academic year.
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Government of Canada announces strong support for cutting-edge research
February 10, 2016
Canada has announced that 305 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs have been appointed at 53 different postsecondary institutions. Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan announced $260 M to cover the costs of the chairs, as well as $342 M for indirect research costs and $17 M for infrastructure support.
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Canadian campuses suffer from a lack of racial inclusion
February 10, 2016
“Students know firsthand what Canadian research tells us … that Canadian universities remain predominantly white and male,” writes UBC professor Annette Henry for University Affairs.
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Carleton postdocs receive 93% strike mandate
February 10, 2016
Postdoctoral research fellows at Carleton University have voted 93% in favour of a strike mandate, according to the Canadian Association of University Teachers. The Carleton University Postdoctoral Association has been in negotiations for its first collective agreement since April 2014, and the two parties will be mediation later this week.
Nipissing University must consider significant downsizing: audit  Thumbnail Image
Nipissing University must consider significant downsizing: audit
February 10, 2016
Nipissing University must consider cutting courses and faculty, selling off real estate assets and improving its financial controls and processes if it wants to survive in the face of declining enrolment and revenue.
U of W will help light up the CN Tower for National Engineering Month  Thumbnail Image
U of W will help light up the CN Tower for National Engineering Month
February 08, 2016
Students are constructing a Rube Goldberg machine to help other universities across Ontario light up the CN Tower.
Hundreds rally against student debt, call for elimination of tuition fees  Thumbnail Image
Hundreds rally against student debt, call for elimination of tuition fees
February 05, 2016
About 350 people with rallying cries like “Christy Clark, you’re a loan shark” took part in a protest against student debt at the legislature Wednesday.
The university professors who are at the heads of the 2015 class  Thumbnail Image
The university professors who are at the heads of the 2015 class
February 05, 2016
The 3M National Fellowship Award comes with no money attached, but the prestige is its own reward, as universities trumpet their winners and Maclean’s considers the awards as a part of its measure of faculty success in its annual University Rankings
Research assistants decry McGill University's whistleblowing policy  Thumbnail Image
Research assistants decry McGill University's whistleblowing policy
February 04, 2016
McGill University’s policy on safe disclosure has come under fire by some research assistants who are charging that the whistleblowing policy lacks transparency or accountability.
Western University president Amit Chakma vows to finish term  Thumbnail Image
Western University president Amit Chakma vows to finish term
February 02, 2016
Western University president Amit Chakma intends to carry on in his role to the end of his term, though he acknowledges there are still "lingering issues" relating to a controversy over his compensation.
Data Check: Per-student funding at lowest point since the 1960s  Thumbnail Image
Data Check: Per-student funding at lowest point since the 1960s
February 02, 2016
Even before inflation is taken into account, per student funding has been heading downward since 2010-11.
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