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Rebuilding university governance - July 2014

Earlier this month, this newspaper published an open letter from the Chairwoman of the Board of Governors at UNB, arguing that faculty, staff and students should work together to create a better university. The following letter – signed by over 20 academics – serves as a response from members of the university’s academic council: More…

Profs fear programs could lose accreditation - July 2014

A group of academics at the University of New Brunswick that came together following a faculty strike says if decision-makers at the university continue with the trend of cutting full-time faculty in the name of fiscal responsibility, the university risks losing accreditation for some of its flagship programs. More…

Online university a good fit for busy executives, school says - July 2014

Some students don’t need to set foot in a classroom, or on campus for that matter, to get their degree. More…

Managing a university in a time of change - July 2014

Universities are charged with serving the public interest by educating the next generation. More…

University of Windsor administration condemned for “intimidation tactics” - July 2014

 The Canadian Association of University Teachers is condemning the University of Windsor administration for threatening to unilaterally take away negotiated benefits and rights from its academic staff. More…

A university facing great challenges - July 2014

Late last week, the Chairwoman of UNB’s Board of Governors penned an open letter to faculty, students and staff of the university. More…

Turning the page at UNB - July 2014

Months after the faculty strike at the University of New Brunswick ended with some degree of bad feeling, and mere weeks after faculty representatives have issued non-­binding motions of non-­confidence against the university management, the chairwoman of the university’s board of governors has penned an open letter encouraging all sides to turn the page, and focus on building a better provincial university. More…

UNB’s Future ‘Challenged’ - June 2014

Education Board of governors chairwoman Kathryn McCain released ‘special message’ to faculty and staff at the university detailing financial struggles and a need to cut costs in an email Friday. More…

FNBFA Bulletin - Spring 2014

The struggle is not over yet! More…

Government needs to invest in people - June 2014

As a teacher, I find it disheartening to see how many times available information is ignored. A recent letter to this paper, “Give students skills they need” is another example. More…