Custody and Control of Faculty Records

Faculty have custody and control of most documents and records they create in their workplaces. This means these records are not in the custody and control of the university, and so are not subject to requests filed under access to information legislation. 

CAUT Statement on International Women’s Day 2014

International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate women’s achievements and to renew our commitment to promote women’s equality and to seek justice for women who are disproportionately marginalized both nationally and internationally.

New report shows employment success of Ontario university grads

A new report by the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) demonstrates that Ontario’s university graduates enjoy higher earning, have better employment rates, and find employment in their fields. The findings, based on data from Statistics Canada and the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities, was published on February 25, 2014.

Court upholds researchers’ right to protect confidential information

Researchers across Canada won a major victory when police efforts to seize confidential research records were quashed in a precedent-setting Quebec court decision last month. Quebec Superior Court Justice Sophie Bourque denied Montreal police access to a taped interview with accused killer Luka Magnotta, upholding, for the first time, the rights of researchers to protect …

Data Check: Women still struggle for equality in STEM fields

A recent study from Statistics Canada observed that women are still under-represented in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computer science), despite their growing presence in these fields. The Statcan National Household Survey for 2011 revealed that 59 per cent of 25-34 year-olds with a university degree were women. Women’s share of STEM degrees, …

Dressing up a modest budget for post-secondary education

Today’s federal budget shortchanges Canada’s academic research funding agencies while promising over a billion dollars from future governments’ budgets. “We are disappointed that new money for the major federal funding agencies barely keeps up with inflation, which the government tries to hide amidst dazzling promises totalling over $1-billion for years long after the next election,” …