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Alberta’s New Government and the Funding of Postsecondary Education and Academic Research in Alberta

It has now been a week since Albertans elected Rachel Notley of the New Democratic Party (NDP) Alberta’s new premier. Albertans elected Ms. Notley to the premier’s office despite the efforts of the current chair of the Board of Governors … Continue reading

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“Emancipation From Reliance on Government Funding” or, The Incredible Shrinking University?

Since the beginning of the term, those of us at the University of Alberta who are not part of one or another administrative enclave have been receiving intermittent and partial news about a major development underway, in which the means … Continue reading

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CAPSE Action Next Wednesday: Come to Rutherford Atrium or Cameron Library to Write Your Messages to the Minister

It’s official: in a memorandum today Dean of Arts Lesley Cormack confirms that the cut to the Faculty of Arts necessitated by the Government of Alberta’s $147 million cut to Advanced Education in its budget of 7 March 2013 is … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Premier Redford and Minister Lukaszuk from Derritt Mason (Graduate Student, English & Film Studies)

Dear Premier Redford and Minister Lukaszuk, I am writing because I feel compelled to share my perspective, as a graduate student at the University of Alberta, on your recent province-wide cuts to postsecondary education.  I moved to Edmonton from Toronto … Continue reading

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Mason: Debates to Catalyze Imagining of a Post-PC Alberta

Earlier this week, Brian Mason of the New Democratic Party and Danielle Smith of the Wild Rose appeared on campus to talk to media about their upcoming series of debates on campuses around the province. The debates, a response to … Continue reading

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Brian Mason (NDP) and Danielle Smith (WRP) to Debate on 18th: Hear About It Today at 12:30, Steps of Old Arts Building

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013                                      EDMONTON 12:30 PM     Stairs of the Old Arts Building University of Alberta Brian Mason, along with Sharon … Continue reading

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Collegial Action Needed in Response to Memo Calling for $5 Million in Cuts to Faculty of Arts at University of Alberta

Below is the text of a memorandum sent by Acting Dean Heather Zwicker to all members of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta earlier today. (Dean Lesley Cormack is on holidays.) The memorandum indicates that the Faculty … Continue reading

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