Academic freedom has always faced challenges. Professors have been pressed to alter their work because it offends powerful interests — both inside and outside the university.
In this innovative book, the newest in the CAUT Book Series, leading Canadian and international scholars focus on issues that have not been discussed much in public: internationalization for teaching and learning, conflicting agendas, and ethical concerns. They review the Canadian experience from an international perspective.
The Case Against Performance Indicators in Higher Education Bruneau and Savage examine experiences in Canada, the U.S., Britain, Australia and New Zealand and suggest a return to true accountability.
Freedom of expression, the cornerstone of a democratic society, is under attack. Anti-terrorism legislation and police crackdowns on dissent are undermining civil liberties.
Following the events of 9/11, anti-terror laws were introduced that put civil liberties at risk and eliminated long-standing legal protections in Canada, the United States, Australia, Europe, and the United Kingdom.
"This very important book will demonstrate beyond your worst dreams that the commercial needs of Big Pharma are the natural-born enemy of independent scientific research", said John le Carré.
No Debate is the report of a CAUT commissioned investigation into questions of interference in an academic conference at York University on models of statehood and paths to peace in Palestine and Israel. The report examines allegations of interference from government, pro-Israeli lobby organizations and others.
Many professionals depend on the expectation of confidentiality from people they deal with every day. This book provides the most comprehensive available discussion of confidentiality in research, a good understanding of what the law says today, and how it needs to be changed to ensure that the public interest is served.
Commercialization and the Dangers to Canada's Colleges and Universities as tuition fees increase, as colleges and universities make new and often secret arrangements with the private sector, and as courses and research go up "for sale," Canada's universities and colleges are losing sight of the public interest.
This book is the report of an independent inquiry into the case involving Dr. Nancy Olivieri, the Hospital for Sick Children, the University of Toronto, and Apotex, conducted by Jon Thompson, Patricia Baird and Jocelyn Downie.
Manadatory retirement has become a major social and political issue in Canada. In this book expert authors explore the key themes that lie at the heart of the debate on this subject.
In Universities at Risk, leading scholars probe threats to the integrity of post-secondary education posed by governments, special interest groups, and private corporate interests.
Resisting Corporate Control over Canadian Higher Education. Will corporations drive our universities? Or will embattled professors find new allies willing to defend free inquiry against the pressures of economic expediency?