A new report is sounding the alarm about attacks made against students, professors, and higher education communities around the world. Published by Scholars at Risk , an organization dedicated to protecting academic freedom and the rights of higher education communities, the report documents 333 attacks against universities, students, and professors . The attacks range from travel restrictions to imprisonment to outright killings. Flashpoints include the attacks made by […]

The summer months are usually a quiet time for faculty collective bargaining in Ontario. Nevertheless, bargaining continues at many campuses as professors and academic librarians work to secure fair deals. Faculty at Huron University College ratified their new agreement in May. The contract runs from 2015 until 2018, and features salary increases of 2.25 per […]

Ontario’s professors and academic librarians are hopeful that government consultations will result in needed improvements to employment standards and labour legislation. Faculty representatives will be presenting their views as part of the hearings on reform of the Employment Standards Act and the Labour Relations Act being held today in Toronto. “One of the most dramatic […]

Brock University is currently searching for a new president to replace outgoing Jack Lightstone. The Brock University Faculty Association (BUFA) is calling for an open presidential search, with public talks by the short-listed candidates and opportunities for the Brock community to provide input to the Advisory Committee on the Presidency. The Advisory Committee has so […]

This post originally appeared on Academic Matters . There are missing voices in the public conversation around higher education, and it is hurting our ability to articulate alternative visions for the future of our universities. Last week, OCUFA staff attended the Canadian Society for Studies in Higher Education (CSSHE) conference at the excellent Congress of the Social Sciences in Ottawa. As usual, it wasa diverse program filled with interesting higher […]

The Spring/Summer 2015 issue of Academic Matters is now live online and arriving in faculty mailboxes across Ontario. It takes a look at the challenge of contract faculty work from an international perspective. The increased use of part-time faculty is a growing challenge for higher education systems around the world. In many cases, it’s a grim situation for […]

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