Bill C-59, while addressing many of the concerns raised by the previous anti-terrorism legislation, needs further amendments in order to better safeguard both the security and civil liberties of Canadians.
Briefs & Reports
Report of the Independent Committee of Inquiry into the Situation of Dr. Denis Rancourt at the University of Ottawa (December 2017)
Beginning in the early 2000s, the UofO tenured professor became involved with his employer in an escalating series of disputes over the pedagogy and grading of his assigned courses that culminated in his termination.
In March 2015, Canada and the United States signed the Agreement on Land, Marine, and Air Transport Preclearance, which required new legislation to be implemented in both countries.
CAUT members create copyrighted material, including course content, journal articles and textbooks – in traditional and new media forms. CAUT understands the importance of protecting creators' rights in these works and through the collective bargaining process.
The Liberal government has laid out a vision for jobs and growth - focusing on skills development, innovation and infrastructure investment. Achieving this will require deeper action to strengthen post-secondary education and research.
The burning of fossil fuels is triggering changes to the global climate that will have catastrophic environmental, economic and social consequences. The magnitude of the problem, and the deep challenges associated with confronting it, can seem overwhelming.
CAUT welcomes this report of the Advisory Panel on Federal Support for Fundamental Science. It is a thoughtful and comprehensive study that correctly diagnoses problems that have plagued basic science for over a decade. The Panel’s recommendations, if implemented, will chart a strong future for science and research in Canada.
Post-secondary education (PSE) is increasingly an integral component of economic well-being. Women are now completing post-secondary education at higher rates than men. However, barriers to economic security exist for women at all levels of educational attainment. This brief provides an overview of three of these barriers and the impacts on our members.
Knowing how to read and analyze your institution’s financial statements is the best way to understand how much money your college or university has and how that money is spent. CAUT’s Guide to Analyzing University & College Financial Statements, written by Profs. Cameron and Janet Morrill of the University of Manitoba, is a step-by-step guide to assist academic staff associations.
Compassionate care leave and benefits were introduced in 2003/04 to help employees cope with this difficult work-life balance challenge. Collective agreements have been renegotiated to provide access to compassionate care leave and, sometimes, to supplement compassionate care benefits.