Category Archives: Corporatization

Noam Chomsky at UT “Academic Freedom and the Corporatization of Universities”

At UTSC, April 6, 2011, location, AC223 in the Academic Resrouce Centre. In addition, the event will be live streamed on https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~vpdean/dean-events.php complete with online forum to take your questions for Prof. Chomsky. See: http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~vpdean/dean-events.php At UT Hart House, the afternoon … Continue reading

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Anti-Corporatization – Why is this an issue?

Secret contract negotiations between UT administrators and Peter Munk which by-passed the usual approval of Governing Council are coming to light that are raising serious questions in the UT community. Information has been circulated to UTFA Council and Executive. The … Continue reading

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Linda McQuaig and Anti-Corporate Teach-in this Saturday

Information distributed to UTFA Council members by G. Luste, Feb.23: 2011-Feb-22 McQuaig-Star-Univ Corporate WHAT: (An Anti-corporate Teach-In) with keynote speaker Linda McQuaig WHEN: Saturday Feb. 26, 2011 11am- 5pm WHERE: The Bahen Centre, room 1130. 40 St. George Street, Toronto 11:15-12:15 … Continue reading

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Council Update

In the terms of reference for Council members in the UTFA By-laws, article 12:1, it notes that it is the responsibility of all council members to keep their constituents informed about important association events. In recent months several important items … Continue reading

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NY Review of Books: Grim Threat to British Universities

The UT concern for corporatism is part of a much larger, global development, that is gaining wide recognition. We are not alone. Simon Head’s article discusses what is happening to the universities, like, Cambridge and Oxford: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2011/jan/13/grim-threat-british-universities/?page=1

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UC Berkley to UT – All Day Conference, Sat. Jan. 22

Where: Sidney Smith Hall, University of Toronto. Time: 10 – 5 pm ANTI-COPORATIZATION TEACH-IN For more information go to: http://munkoutofuoft.wordpress.com/ Since the fall, UTFA Council has had several guest speakers who have been discussing the questionable contractual arrangements that UT … Continue reading

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