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Academic Freedom and “Respectful Dialogue” at UAlberta’s Faculty of Arts: Response to Message from the Dean

Just over two weeks ago, there was some surprising news from the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT), which announced the launching of an investigation into infringement of academic freedom protections at Laurentian University. The surprise: the Faculty allegedly in … Continue reading

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Kick Out the Jams (Post by Kathleen Lowrey, Anthropology)

So are we not kicking out the jams, then? Yesterday members of the Faculty of Arts received a communication from Acting Dean Lise Gotell expressing concern about “overly critical – even aggressive” ways of speaking on the part of faculty … Continue reading

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Guest Post By Amy Kaler (Sociology): Why Lukaszuk’s Budget Cuts Matter for Women

By now, almost everyone in Alberta knows that higher education in this province is under the gun. In March, despite vocal opposition from Albertans, Minister for Education and Advanced Enterprise Thomas Lukaszuk announced a cut of $147 million to the … Continue reading

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