Montréal, May 30, 2016 The Honourable Chrystia Freeland
Minister of International Trade
House of Commons
Subject: Request to Exclude the Education Sector From the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)
Given Canada’s participation in the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) negotiations, the Fédération québécoise des professeures et professeurs d’université (FQPPU) urges the Canadian government to make every effort to ensure that education is explicitly excluded from the scope of this agreement.
Section : English
Abstract Historically, teaching has been at the heart of the academic workload. Based on the results of a study of 145 professors in ten Quebec universities, this publication describes how working conditions related to teaching have evolved over the past few years, paradoxically marginalizing this component of the workload while making it more burdensome.
Montréal, March 22, 2016 – The Fédération québécoise des professeures et professeurs d’université (FQPPU) approves of Minister Morneau’s budget announcements about science and research. “We welcome the commitments aimed at increasing funded research-innovation activities through the granting councils, restoring Canada’s ability to make informed decisions with input from public science, and increasing access to information through open data, especially given the affronts experienced by scientists under the previous government,” said Jean-Marie Lafortune, FQPPU President.
ABSTRACT Research is an important aspect of both the mission of universities and the academic workload. In an environment of reduced funding for operating budgets and capital assets, research activities enable universities to increase their overall budget. As a result, research has become the marker of university distinction and international visibility, which has led to fierce competition to secure additional resources and attract professors who have the most funding.
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