Category Archives: Government

“What is it you actually do?” Lecture, March 1st, New College, 5-7 pm

UTFA and CAUT are encouraging members to attend the lecture by Sandra Grey President of the Tertiary Education Union of New Zealand and Professor, University of Wellington at 5-7 pm on Tuesday March 1 in the William Doo Auditorium in … Continue reading

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Long-Census Form back – Good work Academic Librarians!

Unlike those who have worked in public service and seen the demise of their jobs and security when they speak out, academic librarians with academic freedom have been able to be at the forefront of ensuring the long census form … Continue reading

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“Vanishing Canada: Why we’re all losers in Ottawa’s war on data”

Read a good report on the consequences of recent cutbacks and closure of prominent data sites (which replaced the discontinued print material issued by the government) in http://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/vanishing-canada-why-were-all-losers-in-ottawas-war-on-data/

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Closure of Federal Libraries – Documents and Update on Closures

Several documents have surfaced pertaining to the closing of government libraries since it began in 2008. Media Reports Mercer Report on Books and Scientists http://www.cbc.ca/player/Shows/Shows/The+Rick+Mercer+Report/ID/2433502885/ Resources for Information 2013 October 24 – HOUSE OF COMMONS – 202910721-Q-110-Order-Paper-on-DFO-Library-Closures.pdf 2012 REPORT Parliament … Continue reading

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Media Investigations Continue into the Closing of the Science Libraries….

F.Y.I. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/purge-of-canadas-fisheries-libraries-a-historic-loss-scientists-say/article16237051/The facts on library consolidation at Fisheries and Oceans http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/media/npress-communique/2014/20140107-en.htmlScientists say DFO library closure defense “doesn’t add up” http://thetyee.ca/News/2014/01/08/Scientists-Say-DFOs-Library-Closure-Defence-Doesnt-Add-Up/%5BCanadian%5D government cutting more than $100 million related to protection of water http://o.canada.com/technology/environment/harper-government-cutting-more-than-100-million-related-to-protection-of-water/

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More information and news coverage on closing of science libraries…..

Huffington Post, Jan. 3, 2013, has coverage and more information the closing of the science libraries, see “How the Harper Government Committed a Knowledge Massacre” : “Scientists are calling it “libricide.” Seven of the nine world-famous Department of Fisheries and … Continue reading

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Collaboration Between Donors and Institutes of Higher Learning and Research: “On What Terms?”

CAUT has published a report, Open for Business: On What Terms? (November 2013) that has investigated the relationship between 12 collaborators and Canadian universities, the University of Toronto, being one of them (Munk School of Global Affairs and others). open-for-business-(nov-2013)

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