Ontario announces $190 million in research funding

On January 20, 2014, the Government of Ontario announced $190 million in new research funding. The funding, which will be distributed through the Ontario Research Fund’s Research Excellence and Research Infrastructure programs, will be invested over six years.

CAUT and CFS withdraw from Copyright Board Hearing

The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) and the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) announced today that they will withdraw their participation from the Post-Secondary Educational Institution Tariff (2011-2013) hearing before the Copyright Board of Canada. Access Copyright has been attempting to use this tariff to force colleges and universities to pay a dramatically higher …

Canadian universities sacrifice principles in pursuing collaborations: report

In their drive to attract new revenues by collaborating with corporations, donors, and governments, Canadian universities are entering into agreements that place unacceptable limits on academic freedom and sacrifice fundamental academic principles, according to a report released today by the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT).

UOIT faculty hand negotiators a strong strike mandate

OSHAWA – Faculty at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) have voted 85 per cent in favour of a strike mandate to back their desire for a fair and equitable settlement. Voting took place between Sept. 12-14, 2011, and the results authorize the faculty association to call a strike if they are unable …