Monthly Archives: December 2013

Shutting Science Libraries Means Shutting Down Scientific Research

“What’s Driving Chaotic Dismantling of Canada’s Science Libraries?…Scientists reject Harper gov’t claims vital material is being saved digitally…” For the latest on the closure of seven out of nine federal science libraries, see http://thetyee.ca/News/2013/12/23/Canadian-Science-Libraries/ By Andrew Nikiforuk   Further references are … Continue reading

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UofT President Speaks to UTFA Council – You are Invited!

President Gertler will be addressing UTFA Council on Monday, December 16, 2013. He plans to come for the portion of the meeting from 3:15 to 4:00 pm, including time for some discussion. We have moved the meeting to a larger … Continue reading

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UofT Says No to Access Copyright Agreement

In an announcement from Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost, it was stated “that, despite good faith efforts by both parties, we have been unable to reach an agreement with Access Copyright for a renewal of the current License at a … Continue reading

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Harper Government Censors and Destroys Decades of Major Research Collections in the Sciences

There are many ways of silencing scientific research and advancement, one of them is to destroy access to valuable research and information. “Last week the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, which is closing five of its seven libraries, allowed scientists, … Continue reading

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What happens to former Presidents of the University of Toronto?

David Naylor joins the Board of Directors for the Canadian Barrick Gold Corp., founded by Peter Munk, see the CBC report http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/barrick-gold-s-peter-munk-to-step-down-in-2014-1.2450583  In recent years there has been considerable concern expressed by University of Toronto (UofT) faculty, librarians and students … Continue reading

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