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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.

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 …

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,” …

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 …