Category Archives: York University

UofT Organized Rally at Queens Park – Scientists’ Right to Know – Sept. 16, 2013

Check out the video, see your colleagues speak out against increasing censorship in the sciences by the government, cutbacks at LAC, reps from across the campus and colleagues from York University: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ALFHhAcr-M&feature=youtu.be

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Prof. John Greyson & Dr. Tarek Loubani – Sign the Petition for their Immediate Release

Prof. John Greyson, York University, and Dr. Tarek Loubani, Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care, were on route to GAZA to commence a collaborative project with the University of Western Ontario, York University and Al Shifa Hospital, when they were arrested … Continue reading

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Responses to Access Copyright’s Lawsuit Against York University

CBC Article – http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2013/04/14/copyright-universities.html?cmp=rss CAUT’s letter to Access Copyright, dated April 9, 2013. Blog Responses: Michael Geist’s “Access Copyright’s Desperate Declaration of War Against Fair Dealing“

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ACCESS Copyright: Lawsuit Launched Against York University

Today Access Copyright issued a news release about the launching of a lawsuit against York University, see this Access Copyright News Release.

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Discussion about Donors and Academic Freedom at the University of Waterloo

“Daylong session in Waterloo, Ont., prompted by recent debates over donor influence at some Canadian universities.” http://www.universityaffairs.ca/administrators-faculty-meet-to-discuss-academic-freedom.aspx  Sept. 19, 2012. University Affairs

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York University will not sign the Access Copyright Licence

The full announcement by York University can be read at: http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2012/05/29/york-will-not-enter-access-copyright-licence/

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York University – YUFA, Library Chapter Publishes Open Letter to James Moore regarding LAC

Letter is posted on this site: http://yufalib.wordpress.com/2012/05/16/moore-lac-cuts/

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YUFA Librarian Chapter Posts an Open Letter to Honorable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

An excellent letter of concern about the closure of the NDAP has been posted on this web site: https://yufalib.wordpress.com/ and a pdf copy is available here.

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Update on Joint UTFA and Librarians Committee, April 24, 2012.

The joint committee agrees to meet regularly, twice a term, to discuss queries and concerns in the community. The last meeting was held on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. We would like to share some of the information discussed in that … Continue reading

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Provincial news and updates – settlements, students occupy President’s office, McMaster

MacMaster University’s standards on accountability and openness are discussed in this article: http://www.thespec.com/news/article/703713–opinion-mac-should-set-standard-on-openness Students occupy University of Ottawa’s President’s office over tuition hikes: http://thefulcrum.ca/2012/04/students-roccupy-u-of-o-president%E2%80%99s-office/ Faculty and TAs reach a deal at York University: http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/Professors+reach+deal+with+York/6451524/story.html Ottawa University ready for legal fight … Continue reading

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