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CAUT Bulletin September 2016

  • Do you know who sits on your board?

    An investigation spearheaded by CAUT shows how the private sector is increasingly dominating boards of governors across Canada’s research universities. Bankers, lawyers and other players in the business world make up a fair % of the membership of the boards of governors.
  • President's message / In praise of scandal

    Scandals are often the stuff of tabloid journalism, replete with screaming headlines and unflattering pictures. But they may also bring moments of accountability to institutions that seek to keep their actions secret.
  • UK researchers face uncertainty over EU grant applications

    UK academics could face dwindling chances of winning European research grants following the vote to leave the European Union last week, according to the former president of the European Research Council.
  • Turkish academics targeted after failed coup

    CAUT is calling on Turkish authorities to end the crackdown on academics and teachers following the failed coup attempt in late July.
  • Feds to consult on basic research

    The Liberal government will spend the next few months reviewing the federal funding for basic research. The consultation will be led by a nine-member panel chaired by former University of Toronto president.
  • Universities missing equity targets in CRC program

    The Canada Research Chairs program is examining why many universities and colleges are failing to meet equity targets for chairholders.
  • Concordia professor imprisoned in Iran

    Canadian academics continue to put pressure on the federal government to press the Islamic Republic of Iran to free Concordia professor Homa Hoodfar.
  • Commentary / Canadian campuses in the Middle East

    When oil prices were high and rulers in the Middle East were wealthy beyond the dreams of avarice, some western universities and colleges decided that it might be very far-seeing to establish “for profit” campuses in these countries.
  • Book review / The slow professor

    As corporate practices and the neoliberal ideology that sustains them increasingly alter the organization and social function of colleges and universities, professional educators are witnessing and suffering profound changes in their working conditions.
  • Academic advisor

    Copyright provides economic rights, such as the right to sell a work. But it also grants moral rights protecting the personal connection between you and the works you author.
  • Interview / Alison Hearn

    Alison Hearn is an associate professor in the faculty of information and media studies at Western University in London, Ontario. Her research focuses on television, social media, and new forms of labour and economic value.