Tag Archives: Post-secondary education

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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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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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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Marketing Canadian Universities (New issue of Critical Education)

Critical Education has just published its latest issue at http://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/criticaled. Marketing Canadian Universities: The Sociology of Institutions Perspective Joe Corrigan, University of Alberta Abstract This is a critical response to a Government of Canada study using the institutional-sociology notions of … Continue reading

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Working toward tuition free post-secondary education in BC

I was interviewed for this story in The Georgia Straight, which raises the question of free post-secondary education in British Columbia and the lack of uptake on the topic in the current BC election discourse. In my interview with The … Continue reading

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