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Vancouver faces stark contrasts between funding for K to 12 and university

Vancouver faces stark contrasts between funding for K to 12 and university Vancouver Observer October 7, 2016 Vancouver, the city of disparities, is faced with polar opposites in its educational system. The contrast between K-12 schools and the university in … Continue reading

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Marx, Engels and the Critique of Academic Labor

MARX, ENGELS AND THE CRITIQUE OF ACADEMIC LABOR Special Issue of Workplace Edited by Karen Lynn Gregory & Joss Winn Articles in Workplace have repeatedly called for increased collective organisation in opposition to a disturbing trajectory in the contemporary university… we suggest that there … Continue reading

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Call for Manuscripts: Radical Departures: Ruminations on the Purposes of Higher Education in Prison

Call for Manuscripts: Critical Education Radical Departures: Ruminations on the Purposes of Higher Education in Prison Series Editors: Erin L. Castro, University of Utah Mary Rachel Gould, Saint Louis University Higher education in prison is experiencing a moment of increased … Continue reading

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Comments on Academic Freedom at the University of British Columbia

Comments on Academic Freedom at the University of British Columbia Delivered at “Breakfast with the Dean” panel April 21, 2016 E. Wayne Ross, PhD Professor Faculty of Education University of British Columbia First of all I would like to thank … Continue reading

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Vancouver Observer: Professors blast UBC’s “failures of governance”

The Vancouver Observer recently published a commentary co-authored by Sandra Mathison, Stephen Petrina and myself (co-directors of the Institute for Critical Education Studies) on the recent failures of governance at the University of British Columbia. Read the piece on the … Continue reading

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UBC faculty, staff, and students protest Board of Governors meeting #UBCClean [UPDATED]

UBC faculty are not generally a rowdy bunch, but there were a couple of hundred out today protesting the Board of Governors meeting and demanding UBC management and Board accountability. UBC faculty, staff and students were protesting the UBC Board of Governors … Continue reading

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Professors in Poverty

Via Brave New Films: PROFESSORS IN POVERTY An average of 51% of faculty are adjunct or working on a part-time only basis. 31% of those adjuncts live near or below poverty levels and are forced to work multiple jobs just … Continue reading

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Do private programs belong at public universities?

The University of Victoria has contracted with the Canadian telecom giant Telus to deliver a “customized” MBA program to Telus employees. Telus executives will be teaching some of the courses; the instructors from UVic will apparently be teaching on contracts … Continue reading

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How not to run a university (Part 2): Intimidation, bullying & harassment at UBC

What should a university do when the chair of its board of governors uses intimidation tactics in an attempt to bully and harass a faculty member who critically analyzes university decisions? This is the question facing the University of British … Continue reading

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How not to run a university (Part 1): Secrecy at UBC

Here in Vancouver you learn to live with the months of rain and overcast skies and when the sun shines you can feel the happy vibe just about everywhere you go. But there is at least one group of folks in Rain … Continue reading

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