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Top neuroscientist leaving for UK on Canada's 'diminished' value of knowledge - June 2015

One of Canada's top scientific minds is leaving the country -- and says the federal government's attitude toward science is partially to blame for his departure. More…

Universities Canada head says post-secondary institutions key to prosperity, success - May 2015

The head of a national organization that promotes the interests of higher education and university research says addressing the challenges facing post-secondary institutions will be key to prosperity and success, provincially and nationally. More…

Universities and corporations: a misguided merger - May 2015

The corporatization of higher education is now front page news. Prolonged strikes at York University and the University of Toronto interrupted classes for a month. Everest College, a for profit school, closed 14 campuses in Ontario. Its U.S. owner, Corinthian, has declared bankruptcy in Canada. Increasing student loans raise concerns about a younger generation’s debt load. More…

Canadian biologist, 'disgusted' with government muzzling - May 2015

A recently retired Fisheries and Oceans Canada biologist says the muzzling of federal government scientists is worse than anyone can imagine. More…

Why McMaster University gave all its female academics a pay rise - May 2015

When his university found evidence of a gender pay gap, it knew what was the right thing to do - and it did it, says David Wilkinson. More…

President’s Report Annual General Meeting - May 2015

Here is the list of the momentous FNBFA activities and those to which I took an active part during 2014-2015: More…

Why university should be universal - May 2015

For the past two decades, the population of Canada has been the subject of a vast and largely unnoticed experiment whose results have enormous relevance for the world. More…

Mount Allison spent over $450K on lawyers in 2013-2014 - May 2015

Faculty association criticizes administration for such expenditures when ‘times are rough and money is tight’. More…

Nova Scotia universities face sanction from national university teachers’ group - May 2015

(Ottawa – May 7, 2015) The association representing the country’s academic staff is warning that Nova Scotia’s universities could be sanctioned if they try to use new powers that many say violates constitutionally protected rights, and undermines academic freedom. More…

Association of Nova Scotia University Teachers condemns passage of Bill 100 - May 2015

ANSUT vocally condemned the passage yesterday evening of Liberal Labour and Advanced Education Minister Kelly Regan’s Bill 100, the so-called Universities Accountability and Sustainability Act. More…