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Briefs & Reports

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, universities and colleges in Canada have transitioned to remote instruction through various online platforms and software. Academic staff should be aware that these tools raise important privacy and intellectual property rights issues.
Ontario and Alberta have recently announced plans for performance-based funding (PBF) for universities. This Education Review highlights the dangers of this approach and calls on academic staff associations to take action through bargaining, coalition building and advocacy to resist the imposition of PBF which has been shown in other jurisdictions to have deleterious, rather than positive, impacts on the quality of education.
The Canadian Association of University Teachers is pleased to participate in the 2020 Federal Budget consultations and presents its recommendations.
The Liberal government delivered, on March 19, 2019, its fourth and final budget before the federal election. It brings welcome investments for students. It does not address, however, key challenges facing Canada colleges and universities, resulting from stagnant government funding for core operating costs.