Subject to political, economic, and religious pressures, the Quebec university is currently having difficulty defending its historic mission and fundamental values. Many analysts have described the subsequent denaturing of universities using terms such as “peril,” “collapse,” and “ruins,” and are calling for greater protection of the mission and a reassertion of its value.
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In Quebec, funding for university research and creation from public granting agencies or those from the private sector has decreased significantly over the past ten years. From 2004 to 2015, the average budget by professor dropped by 20%. Of all sources, funding from the Quebec government fell the most, from...
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Unions representing half a million Canadian educators are urging the President of the Republic of Turkey to cease the systemic persecution of education and public sector workers since the failed coup this summer. “As we stand in solidarity with our Turkish colleagues, we urge the President of the Republic of Turkey to reverse course and rescind the unlawful measures taken against the education community”, says Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) President Heather Smith.
Historically, university funding has taken the place of government policy on universities. The funding formula translates the vision of the governing parties and dictates the actions administrations must take to improve their financial situation.