Neoliberalism, Brexit, and Higher Education

Is Brexit bad for UK universities? This appears to be the question at the centre of an article from the Times Higher Education titled “UK researchers face uncertainty over EU grant applications” (David Matthews, June 29, 2016), which was approvingly reprinted in the Bulletin of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (Vol. 63, No. 7,… Read More Neoliberalism, Brexit, and Higher Education

The Funding of the University: Shaping the Conditions for Higher Education

The political economy of academia is one of the long-standing, if often muted, interests of this project. An event of direct relevance to that took place in my Department with the presentation of Dr. Gilles Gagné, a Professor in Sociology at Université Laval in Québec City. Dr. Gagné’s recent publications include: Le Canada français. Son… Read More The Funding of the University: Shaping the Conditions for Higher Education

On Colonialism as Genocide: Ward Churchill Speaks at Concordia University, Montreal

Some just cannot learn how to be “good Indians,” to not talk back, to not criticize, to not remember, remind, or point to ongoing colonialism. After all, “all that” was supposed to be over — now Indians are supposed to be amiable, wise, poor, brown, living versions of the Cigar Store Indian, there to appease… Read More On Colonialism as Genocide: Ward Churchill Speaks at Concordia University, Montreal