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“Whatsoever things are true”? GFC votes to allow continuing use of possibly discriminatory USRIs

At its meeting Monday afternoon the University of Alberta’s General Faculties Council (GFC) voted to endorse a set of recommendations from the Committee on the Learning Environment (CLE) that allows the University’s Universal Student Ratings of Instruction (USRIs) to continue … Continue reading

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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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AASUA Council Endorses Executive Decision of 29 July 2013

Yesterday AASUA Council voted to endorse its Executive’s Decision of 29 July 2013 to decline the University of Alberta’s Administration’s request to reopen the 2013-2015 collective agreement. As the Department of English & Film Studies’ representative, I was prepared to … Continue reading

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“Looking at Whatever We Can”? Time for Central Administration to Restructure Central Administration

What a joy it would have been to see the University of Alberta’s Central Administration campaigning with great vigour to both the public and the Government over the last year for the need for increased funding for postsecondary education. Instead, … Continue reading

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