Monthly Archives: January 2016

York University Faculty Association – Negotiations breakdown and mediation called…

York University Faculty and librarians called to General Meeting to discuss next steps, Feb. 3, 2016, see

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CLA – Canadian Library Association no long exists…

It is official, see and for agenda of the meeting and the new proposal for a new association of library associations, see     and CLICK FOR PDF COPY OF New Proposal for Canadian Federation of Library Associations

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CLA’s Struggle to Survive – Who is really voting on the future?

Emotions run high when it comes to CLA’s inability over the years to address key issues in the profession of academic librarianship. The latest call for membership participation, in its efforts to reinvent itself, seems to be spiraling into chaos … Continue reading

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Academic Freedom – Civility Codes – Corporatization

CAUT has a review of current issues threatening academic freedom with examples from the universities of Calgary, Brock, Carleton, in the CAUT BULLETIN, Vol 63 | No 1 | January 2016, see .

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Cape Breton – Faculty Concerns over Layoffs

“…Employer is invoking the layoff clause in the Collective Agreement between CBU and CBUFA. That could result in layoff notices being given to CBUFA members (representing Professors, Instructors, Librarians, Archivists, Lab Instructors, Nursing Practice Educators, and Research Chairs) as early … Continue reading

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Martha Nussbaum UTFA Guest Speaker – Feb. 5, 2016

The University of Toronto Faculty Association to announce that Professor Martha C. Nussbaum will deliver the C. B. Macpherson Lecture titled “Anger and Revolutionary Justice” on Friday, February 5, 2016. The lecture will take place in the Isabel Bader Theatre, … Continue reading

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Turkish Academics, Academic Freedom and the Changing Political Climate in Turkey

Support for academics who have openly criticized military actions in Kurdish region is growing. CAUT has written a letter of support, see Further information on see the BBC report

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