Category Archives: Education

Fifth Estate on CBC Special “Silence of the Labs” Jan. 10

This is good news – please share with colleagues, neighbours and politicians. The greater awareness of what is happening the better. CBC Fifth Estate is doing a special on the cutbacks of science programs, funding, libraries and research in Canada … Continue reading

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Brad Duguid has been appointed Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities.

OCUFA has provided us with an update on the new Premier and Cabinet who were sworn in today. To read this see: http://ocufa.on.ca/2013/new-premier-and-cabinet-sworn-in-brad-duguid-appointed-minister-of-training-colleges-and-universities/ A complete list of ministers can be seen here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2013/02/11/ontario-kathleen-wynne-new-cabinet.html

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Governance Issues at the University of Toronto – Open Forum Organized by UTFA Oct. 11 – This Thursday!

Who Makes Decisions at the University? UT librarians have struggled to remain participants at the various levels of the University of Toronto over the decades. Today, given the pivotal role academic librarians play in ensuring that our institution has access … Continue reading

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Toronto Star article on MTCU recommendations for changes to Ontario universities and colleges

Toronto Star, Oct. 6, 2012, “Let’s Unplug the Digital Classroom” see, http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1267778–let-s-unplug-the-digital-classroom

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University of Toronto Community Responds to MTCU Paper “Strengthening Ontario’s Centres of Creativity, Innovation and Knowledge”

Suggestions to reducing our 4-year undergraduate programs to 3-years, more online courses, implementing aspects of the EU Bologna model for post-secondary institutes and more have provoked several thoughtful responses from the University of Toronto Community: 1. UTFA Letter to Hon. … Continue reading

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Toronto Star article ” McGuinty government’s planned education overhaul will be catastrophic “

Members of our community have long been concerned about the McGuinty plans to post-secondary education in Ontario. Here is an article in the Toronto Star by Heather Mallick on ‘some’ of the ramifications: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1253119–mcguinty-government-s-planned-education-overhaul-will-be-catastrophic

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Quebec special law violates student rights and civil liberties

CAUT Statement on Quebec Student Rights, May 18, 2012. The Canadian Association of University Teachers is strongly condemning Quebec’s Bill 78, the law tabled in Quebec to end the 14-week student strike, for violating fundamental freedoms of association, assembly, and … Continue reading

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Drummond Report – Due Wed. Feb. 15 – Sweeping Recommendations to Post-Secondary Institutions

Keep your eyes peeled on the new report being released tomorrow: http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1130769–drummond-report-sweeping-education-reforms-recommended?bn=1

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