This Does Not Represent the Views of the University

I know that I am not the first person to ask this, but when did universities start having “views”? When some professors indulge their rights to free speech or put academic freedom into practice, they can sometimes express views that some members of the public find controversial, distasteful, or reprehensible. In such cases, one frequently reads their… Read More This Does Not Represent the Views of the University

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