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Congress 2015: Challenges, opportunities for public sector unions facing austerity

By Brynne S-W

Austerity and precarity figured largely on the agenda at the Canadian Association of Work and Labour Studies conference this week at the Congress […]

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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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Congress 2015: The humanities go deep, while Wente plays in the shallow end

By Erica Rayment

The annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences brought academics from across the country together in Ottawa this past week. As […]

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Congress 2015: The Canadian higher education data problem

Every year at the Canadian Society for Studies in Higher Education (CSSHE) meeting, you can count on someone – or a lot […]

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Congress 2015: Dilemmas for PhD graduates and doctoral education

By Mark Rosenfeld

The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences frequently offers an opportunity for reflection on the current state of an academic discipline […]

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Congress 2015: “Athens to the new Romes”

By Graeme

Yesterday, the Governor General of Canada, David Johnston gave a lecture as part of Congress 2015‘s Big Ideas lecture series. The topic […]

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Congress 2015: The one-sided higher ed conversation

By Graeme

There are missing voices in the public conversation around higher education, and it is hurting our ability to articulate alternative visions for […]

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OCUFA releases principles for the Ontario university funding formula review

The provincial government has signaled that it intends to review the formula according to which funding is allocated to universities. Over the […]

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Register now for the first annual Worldviews Lecture on Media and Higher Education

Registration is now open for the first annual Worldviews Lecture on Media and Higher Education. The lecture, a spinoff of the popular […]

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Alex Usher Needs to Consider Taxation

In my previous Academic Matters blog post, I argued that there are five advantages to universal access to financial assistance for post-secondary […]

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