Droit de parole
Colleges and universities need external forces to discourage anti-free speech activism – Canada needs external authorities to assess the issues that inspire on-campus activism and inhibit free speech, writes Robyn Urback of the National Post. “When your friends, your professors, your student newspapers are all telling you you’re right, it’s hard not to see why trying to get someone fired for what they said is a good thing,” she explains, highlighting how postsecondary institutions can act as groupthink incubators. She adds that “the reasons why these students are so vehemently upset does matter, but they do not excuse silencing dissenting views on campus—full stop.” The article concludes that external forces may occasionally need to intervene in on-campus issues to ‘pop’ the self-confirming bubbles that form in postsecondary communities. National Post
Voice of Researchers @Research_Voice 20 sil y a 21 secondes – Professorial appointments are key in the reproduction of #gender inequality in #academic organizations http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-662-48112-7_12 … #ResearchVent
CICIC.CICDI @CICIC_CICDI 11 minil y a 11 minutes Toronto, Ontario – #UK: Open consultation – Green paper sets out proposals to change #HigherEd landscape https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/higher-education-teaching-excellence-social-mobility-and-student-choice … via @bisgovuk #mobility
Students across US march over debt, free public college – Students from more than 110 colleges across the US held demonstrations on Thursday to protest rising student loan debt and to demand tuition-free public colleges. The protests also demanded at $15 minimum wage for campus workers. Dubbed by the press as the Million Student March, the demonstrations featured a number of protesters who called not only for tuition-free college, but debt-free college. According to the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the total volume of outstanding US student loan debt has more than doubled to $1.2 T compared to less than $600 B in 2006. A group of demonstrators at Northeastern University were reported carrying signs that read “Degrees are not receipts” and “Is this a school or a corporation?” Globe and Mail | Washington Post | The Guardian
National Post – Opinion: University Administrators and real professors should take note: every brain needs a spine – Professors, administrators at universities who do not mock, dismiss and, if necessary, expel those who stage tantrums are unworthy of the positions they hold.
Toronto Star – Wave of student protests against racism shakes U.S. universities – Ithaca College students in New York follows the lead of University of Missouri in calling for the resignation of its president.
Washington Post – Opinion: On American campuses, freedom from speech – On campuses saturated with progressivism that celebrates diversity in everything but thought, every day is a snow day: There are perishable snowflakes everywhere.
FNEEQ-CSN @FneeqCSN 3 minil y a 3 minutes Hollande Septentrionale, Pays-Bas – First collective agreement! Well done @MCLIU_SCCIM ! @FneeqCSN http://publications.mcgill.ca/reporter/2015/11/course-lecturers-and-mcgill-sign-first-collective-agreement/ …
Globe and Mail – President of University of Alberta on the demand for education – For David Turpin, the new president of the UofA, boosted provincial funding recognizes that higher ed can provide an alternative to jobs in the cyclical oil industry.
CBC – Wildrose calls for end to mandatory student union membership – Students’ union rep says all students benefit from programs and lobbying, including tuition caps and freezes.
University Affairs @UA_magazine 12 minil y a 12 minutes – UNBC launches two-week celebration of women in science http://www.myprincegeorgenow.com/23198/unbc-launches-two-week-celebration-of-women-in-science/ …
Globe and Mail – Queen’s dispute highlights issues of academic freedom, harassment – Office of the provost has found prof Morteza Shirkhanzadeh guilty of workplace harassment in a dispute that dates back a decade.
Toronto Star – Opinion: Solving Ontario’s postsecondary puzzle – This is a transformative moment in the history of Ontario’s postsecondary system. We need a transformative plan.
CPU @CPUniversite 23 minil y a 23 minutes – Minute de silence recueillement et émotion dans le monde étudiant http://etudiant.lefigaro.fr/les-news/actu/detail/article/minute-de-silence-recueillement-et-emotion-dans-le-monde-etudiant-17819/ …
« Révolution culturelle »
Globe and Mail – Opinion: The Cultural Revolution (read: the triumph of hysteria) comes to campus – A generation of campus radicals has learned that they can bring authorities to their knees simply by denouncing them. Welcome to the new Cultural Revolution.
Ottawa Citizen – Opinion: How scientists affect public debates – Certainly we must be vigilant against scientific bias, but let’s not throw the scientific baby out with the non-scientific bathwater.
Sondage sur les universités canadiennes
Dominique Marshall @Dominiq92516944 14 nov. – Sondage universités Canada:recherche utile,classe mondiale,pratique,dynamique http://abacusdata.ca/canadian-universities-public-reputation-expectations/ … @ideas_idees
14 novembre – L’Université Laval se veut rassurante sur les coupes à la bibliothèque – Élisabeth Fleury – Le Soleil – L’Université Laval assure que les coupes à la bibliothèque n’affecteront pas la qualité de la…
Université et industrie
13 novembre – Rectorat de l’UQTR : André G. Roy aurait été intéressé, mais… – 104,7 fm – Le recteur par intérim de l’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, André G. Roy, a confirmé sur nos ondes que le poste de recteur à temps plein aurait pu l’intéresser.