Topic: Corporatization and commercialization

A move towards conciliation in academia

By Ashley Courchene

After four years, reconciliation is not what we hoped it would be in our classrooms. How did we get here, and is […]

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Waking up to the reality of Canadian higher education

By Claire Polster and Sarah Amsler

Higher-education systems in Canada and the United Kingdom share much in common, but there are important differences that faculty on both sides […]

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Congress 2017: Challenges to the integrity of academic hiring practices

By Cheryl Athersych

During Congress 2017, a session on the Challenges to the Integrity of Academic Hiring Practices in the Corporate University encouraged participants to […]

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The roles of government in corporatizing Canadian universities

By Jamie Brownlee

Government focus on boosting the economy and shrinking public expenditure has transformed our universities.

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A cautionary tale of marketization of postsecondary education

By Robert F. Clift

British Columbia’s experience with private postsecondary providers illustrates the danger of market logic in higher education.

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Book Launch: A Penny for Your Thoughts

By Brynne S-W

A new book on the impact of corporatization on Canada’s universities was launched on June 4 in Ottawa by the Canadian Centre […]

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Neoliberalism and postsecondary education: A view from the colleges

By Kevin MacKay

Colleges are struggling with the same trends that threaten universities. By working together, college and university faculty can push back.

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Not Another Brick in the Wall: Capitalism and Student Protests in Chile

By Andrés Bernasconi

A few days ago, I visited a high school in a poor urban area in Western Santiago and met with the junior […]

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Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller

Coursera, or Socrates was not a Content Provider: The University of Toronto and Coursera Agreement

By Craig Butosi

The Globe and Mail reported recently that the University of Toronto was the latest signatory to an agreement with Coursera, a Web-based […]

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