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Intellectual Property read more …

CAUT has just released an advisory on intellectual property that addresses recent court decisions on "fair dealing," the right to reproduce a substantial amount of a copyrighted work without permission from, or payment to, the copyright owner

Learning from the university experience during the Depression read more …

There are a few stark differences between the Great Depression and now that might soften the blow of a severe economic downturn on universities.

UWOFA Scholarships read more …

The University of Western Ontario's Faculty Association (UWOFA) continues to support the academic achievements of undergraduate students through a number of scholarships.

UoGuelph revises budget targets during economic downturn read more …

As a result of Ontario's university funding freeze due to the province's $500-million deficit, UoGuelph needs to find an additional $10 million in operating savings

CAUT censures FNUC read more …

Over the weekend, the Canadian Association of University Teachers voted unanimously to censure the First Nations University of Canada

CAUT to vote on censuring FNUC, Acadia read more …

Later this week, the Canadian Association of University Teachers will vote on censuring the First Nations University of Canada and Acadia University.

Study finds Quebec faculty are content with jobs read more …

Over 77% of Quebec professors are "highly satisfied" with their work

MSVU faculty union files grievance over enrolment freeze read more …

The Mount Saint Vincent University Faculty Association has a filed a grievance challenging the university's decision to suspend enrolment in 2 programs.

US institutions face challenges in market downturn read more …

Like their Canadian counterparts, US post-secondary institutions are trying to cope with the current market turmoil.

Expect reduced budgets, fewer grants and sober second thoughts on spending read more …

Plummeting stock markets have drained tens of millions of dollars from local non-profit groups that use investment income to grant scholarships, subsidize community programs, buy hospital equipment and conduct research.

Circulated email raises concerns about privacy and academic freedom read more …

An e-mail widely circulated to the University of Ottawa and the media that suggests a new part-time professor at the university had worked as a prostitute is raising questions about privacy issues and academic freedom.

6-month "postponement" of hiring and major spending at uWaterloo read more …

On Monday, University of Waterloo president David Johnston announced a 6-month "postponement" of hiring and major spending at the university.

Economic crisis subject of university presidents' meeting read more …

As university presidents gather in Ottawa this week for their annual meeting, talks are likely to focus on the global economic turmoil, which has been affecting schools like the University of Calgary and the University of Ottawa.

uLaval faculty stage 3-day strike read more …

On Monday, Université Laval professors walked off the job in a 3-day strike, the first of as many as 12 days they plan to take.

Brandon University students return to class read more …

The 17-day strike at Brandon University has ended, as faculty and administration reached a tentative agreement Wednesday night.

Stock market woes could affect uOttawa's endowment fund read more …

Scholarships, student aid, and research funding at the University of Ottawa could be reduced if North American stock markets continue to fall, affecting the school's endowment fund.

US market crisis affects uCalgary budget read more …

The University of Calgary has written off nearly $17 million in an investment in US mortgage-backed securities affected by the credit crisis.

Strike at Windsor read more …

Ratification Vote Result: 91% in favour of ratification of the proposed Collective Agreement. (Oct. 4, 2008)

CAUT Travel Advisory read more …

A CAUT travel advisory issued this month reviews recent U.S. court decisions and government policies which permit your laptop or other electronic device to be seized (at the border and international airports) (Sept. 15, 2008)

Faculty Dependents' Tuition Scholarship read more …

Applications for the Faculty Dependents' Tuition Scholarship Plan and the Librarians & Archivists Dependents' Tuition Scholarship Plan are now available online . Deadline for the academic year 2008-2009 is June 30, 2009 (Sept. 13, 2008)

10th Anniversary Photo Gallery read more …

Check out our photo gallery from our 10th Anniversary Meeting (Apr. 11, 2008)

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