Time is running out to register for OCUFA’s “Academia in the Age of Austerity” conference

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Our latest conference is coming up quickly—only a month and a half remains to register for “Academia in the Age of Austerity.”
The program features two days of insightful presentations and engaging discussion with speakers and participants from universities, research institutes, government, and the private sector in Canada, the United States, and Europe.  The conference will critically explore the idea of “austerity” by exploring its impact on students, faculty, and institutions. In addition, we will be considering other possible policy alternatives to the current push towards retrenchment seen around the globe.
Confirmed speakers include:

  • Andre Turcotte, President, Feedback Research, and Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University
  • Jim Stanford, economist, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Canadian Auto Workers
  • Joel Westheimer, University Research Chair in the Sociology of Education, University of Ottawa
  • Glen Jones, Ontario Research Chair in Postsecondary Education Policy and Measurement and Professor of Higher Education, OISE-University of Toronto
  • Claire Callender, Professor of Higher Education, Birkbeck and Institute of Education, University of London, U.K.
  • William Locke, Head of Learning and Teaching, Higher Education Funding Council for England, U.K.
  • Jeffrey J. Williams, Professor of English and of Literary and Cultural Studies, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania
  • Jérémie Bédard-Wien, Secrétaire aux finances, Association pour une solidarité syndicale étudiante (ASSÉ), Quebec

For more information and to register, please visit the conference page.

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