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From Academica (http://academica.ca) British physicist Peter Higgs, for whom the Higgs boson is named, told The Guardian he wouldn’t be hired by any universities today because “he wouldn’t be considered productive enough.” An emeritus professor at Edinburgh University, Higgs says he wouldn’t be able to produce his breakthrough work now because of the “expectations on… [read more]
From the CBC: The union representing academic staff at the University of New Brunswick says its members voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action to back contract demands. The Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers says 90 per cent of its members on four campuses have voted to give the union a strike mandate…. [read more]
Media Report: CBU faculty association votes to strike posted on November 15th, 2013 Cape Breton University professors are threatening to strike over proposed increased teaching workloads. On Wednesday [Nov 13, 2013], 92 per cent of the 150 members of the Cape Breton University Faculty Association, which represents faculty, librarians, lab instructors and nursing practice educators,… [read more]
From Fast Forward Weekly: A suggested plan to increase the University of Calgary’s international student population is not sitting well with the school’s Faculty Association. Last month, university administration revealed unofficial plans to open an on-campus prep-school for international students who either do not have the marks or the prerequisites to be accepted into the… [read more]
From CBC. Full story here. The Faculty Association at Cape Breton University has soundly rejected a contract offer from the school. Members have voted 92 per cent in favour of strike action. The faculty association represents 160 members including professors, librarians, along with lab and nursing instructors. Association president Scott Stewart said the main issue is… [read more]