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This part is really important: “Mr. Galloway’s dismissal was also because of financial misconduct, dishonesty in the investigation of the complaint, alcohol consumption with students, and a previous instance of sexual relations with a student.”

The effect is real. Whether every tweet was fair and accurate is perhaps another question.
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Dear colleagues in #cdnpse #onpse: some thoughts on the decimation of Laurentian University & what it means for the future of #highered. A thread, even with a few bad joke attempts.đź’” 1

#FundLU #HumansofLU #SaveLaurentian #OnPoli #cdnpoli
The story: LU filed for creditor protection in Feb, via the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act—CCAA. Doing it this way bypasses annoying collective agreements.🤯 Decisions about massive restructuring are instead made by judges & a court-appointed monitor, here Ernst & Young. 2
The fallout: yesterday 110 faculty members terminated; 60 programs axed, mostly in Arts. But most PSE jobs are staff. The impact on Sudbury and the northern Ontario region is hard to calculate. LU provided essential services & training; it was a foundation of the local economy. 3
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Now that President Hache understands the harm that the Insolvency process can do to the community, he should join us in calling on Minister Romano to provide stable, long-term funding to stop this needless and inappropriate insolvency process" (a thread...) #onpse @ocufa #onpoli
Pres. Hache chose to use a process aimed at the private sector. The "CCAA" is a federal law aimed at salvaging profit-making industries. And it's a last-ditch effort that few businesses choose...
In fact, in the corporate sector, it's much more common to do what Air Canada recently did: they were bailed out by the federal government to the tune of a $7 billion loan at 1% ( ...
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Too little, too late, from #ualberta President @BFlanaganUofA.

The Kenney government is not engaged in a "program of reform." It is engaged in a program of destruction. That needed to be declared well over a year ago,…

#abpse #cdnpse #highered

when the govt first introduced its plans to cut #ualberta's budget, across three years, to a degree no great research university's budget has ever been cut.

The senior leadership took no stand.

Instead, they pretended that #ualberta can simply fire lots of support staff,
cut faculty/instructor salaries, funnel thousands of more students through classes, and make students pay higher tuition. Oh, and they hope private philanthropy will save us.

Failure to stand up for #abpse as public good has given Kenney govt the green light to keep on cutting.
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Important things to read to prep for the Winter 2021 term!

First, we published a list of scholarship from untenured academics in #disability studies from 2015-2020.

You can read the list here:…

#AcademicTwitter #AcademicChatter #CdnPse #highered

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Second, for those of you teaching this term, please see the resource that @HannahntheWolf and @daniellelorenz co-created called #PandemicSyllabiCJDS

The series of documents guides instructors on how to build in accessibility to their classes:…

@HannahntheWolf was profiled for doing this work at UBC:…

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@anglescovered invited Black scholars, journalists, activists to I.D. 5+mmajor Black Canadian stories. I decided to focus on Canadian #highered, the mobilization against antiBlack racism & some developments that make me cautiously optimistic… Image
1)Specificity of Anti-Black Racism Became a National Conversation In Canada
Bee Quammie: Anti-Black Racism Was Already a Pandemic: #COVID19 has stopped the world in its tracks for months. But antiBlack racism has ravaged the planet for centuries,Chatelaine… 2020-In-Review: Anti-Black ...
Lots to read:
“The Pervasive Reality of Anti-Black Racism in Canada: The current state, and what to do about it,” BCG (Dec 14)…

“Q&A: Author Hadiya Roderique on 'fitting in,' subtle racism and inclusivity” CBC News (Feb 12 ) #cdnpse…
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NEW: The @OntarioNDP has obtained a video message that Premier Doug Ford sent to Charles McVety, president of Canada Christian College, for his 60th birthday party last year. #onpoli
@OntarioNDP (Background: The Ford govt has tabled a bill to transform McVety's college into a university and allow it to grant bachelor of science and arts degrees, even though the independent board that oversees such proposals has not completed its review.) #cdnpse…
@OntarioNDP Two of Ford's cabinet ministers attended McVety's birthday party: Rod Phillips and Michael Tibollo, along with the government's chief whip, Whitby MPP Lorne Coe (Canada Christian College campus is in Whitby), according to photos McVety posted to FB, obtained by the @OntarioNDP. ImageImageImage
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On memory & forgetfulness: I’ve studied or lived through the rise & fall of many statutes, monuments, walls, etc. Ask: who & what do these represent then & now? “History” isn’t singular, not static.

Falling Down: History's Toppled Statues And Monuments…
2) Toppling Monuments, a Visual History. @nytimes:

“History is littered with the shattered remains of toppled statues, and more are toppling now in the American South”…
3)”in 1776..after the Declaration of Independence was ratified..a moment that was immortalized in a mid-19th-century painting, soldiers and civilians tore down a gilded statue of Britain’s King George III in Manhattan”

Toppling Monuments, a Visual History…
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Some thoughts on increasing fees for #Humanities programs in Australia from the perspective of a 19th-c. Humanities scholar.… A thread… 1/14
2. NB: teaching humanities is pretty cheap. My faculty’s budget has been about the same as its tuition revenues for nearly a decade now, & tuition revenues are approx. matched by gov’t funding in my univ’s budget. Our students don’t see gov’t funding in their classrooms.
3. Increasing the price of Humanities education (regardless of its low *cost*) will limit access. What’s that line from “Withnail and I”? “Free to those who can afford it, very expensive to those who can’t.”
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Dear @NavdeepSBains, @StatCan_eng, @univcan, @CAUT_ACPPU:
Equity reqs disaggregated visible/racialized minority (race-based) data for all @CRC_CRC, #DimensionsEDI, #HigherEd👇🏾

Race, Ethnicity, &Gender of Full-Time Faculty at >3,400 Institutions @chronicle…
2)@NavdeepSBains, @univcan, @StatCan_eng, @CAUT_ACPPU: Commitments to equity ring hallow w/out simultaneous commitment to the systematic collection of disaggregated data & tracking progress. The adage holds: “if it doesn’t get measured it doesn’t get done”
3)Proposal: Time for @StatCan_eng, @univcan, @CollegeCan & @CAUT_ACPPU to collab in developing common nat’l survey w/disaggregated equity data that can be used in all universities, colleges, institutes. Also more cost effective than each institution developing diff survey #cdnpse
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We teamed up with @abacusdataca to ask postsecondary students across #Canada 🇨🇦 how #COVID19 is impacting them.

Here's what they had to say:
Students overwhelmingly tell us that #COVID19 is making them worried.
For students across Canada, stress in the age of #COVID19 stems from a variety of sources.
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Looking for ways to bring discussions of #racism in your #science classes? Some ideas I use in class & in talks e.g. genome-wide sequencing studies, databases are skewed. Must be accounted for when extrapolating these data (e.g. personalized medicine)… 1/n
Especially when those findings are used to develop decision #algorithms otherwise #racism gets "baked in" #ArtificialIntelligence is not neutral. Healthcare outcomes reflect societal racism…
Which means that structural #racism can kill #cancer patients "Black patients with breast cancer and other malignancies face historical inequities that are ingrained but not inevitable"…
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Lots of helpful predictions about what #cdnpse will look like in the Fall from @JLisaYoung, @ryankatzrosene, and others. I’ve been thinking about this not in terms of public health practices but this: what will people need?
1. Immuno-compromised faculty, staff, and students will need support to continue to work or study from home. This may require adjusting which courses are available.
2. Each program should ask: can someone who can’t come to campus still get the courses they need to proceed in their program? We won’t be able to avoid delaying progress for all students, but we should at least try.
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For those who teach distance, online, blended courses it must be baffling to see assumptions that:—this all can be done overnight, w/ no guide on good design, pedagogy, accessibility, accommodations, costs (tech), the student experience, attn to faculty/univ ownership of content.
Temporarily Teach Online.

“If (for some reason) you’re considering an abrupt move to online teaching, Stephanie Moore and Charles B. Hodges have practical advice for instructors in the short term” #COVID19 #cdnpse @insidehighered…
“Accessibility must be more than an add-on to online pedagogy.

If we are serious about accessible online learning, we must talk openly about disability as if it is right here, right now – because it is.” #cdnpse #COVID19 #accessibility @UA_magazine…
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Mona Fortier on @TheCurrentCBC tells @lauralynchcbc the middle class is families who are able to do what they want as activities, such as having children enrolled in hockey programs. The Minister for Middle Class Prosperity struggles to define the middle class. #cdnpoli
No surprise there. It’s the most arbitrary category in public policy.

Everyone who has a job or a family will tell you they’re middle-class. The median household income may be ~$70,000, but self-identifying MC Canadian households will range from $40,000 to $500,000. #cdnpoli
Income-tax relief as short-term economic policy usually amounts to less than $500 per person. Anything’s welcome. But even if income-tested and capped, that amount will compensate for increases in non-discretionary expenses, at best.

It’s unlikely to create more prosperity.
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"They meet in person, spread propaganda, encourage each other to expand the movement. They purchase weapons & discuss training. They have also attempted to join, influence & volunteer for Cdn political parties, adopting a restrained, more palatable guise."…
"The overarching goal for many in the Cdn Super Players chat group was the eventual creation of a white ethnostate. In the meantime, one aim was to begin gaining a foothold in a range of institutions and professions, including law, education and the military." #whitesupremacy
"Dank said that at one point he was a student teacher at a school with children in Grades 6, 7, 8, whose ethnic makeup was almost entirely white. 'It’s the ethnostate basically.' Dank told the group that he was using his position as a student teacher to influence young minds."
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F*ck! When does it end? ER doctors (like Toronto’s Marko Duic) not hiring women physicians for 16 years (!!) gender bias in funding, universities undervalue, underpay female academics, women get pushed out of STEMs, add in racism, sexism.... #cdnpse #WomenInSTEM
let's not forget Twitter is toxic for women. Report by @Amnesty confirmed what EVERY woman knows already. There is an abusive tweet every 30 seconds and Black women are 84% MORE likely to be targets of abusive tweets.… …
It gets worse: "Racialized women had highest unemployment rate at 10%... women of colour, are more likely to be concentrated in low-wage jobs. Racialized women were 25% more likely to be working in occupations in the bottom half of the income distribution"…
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This year's textbook written by previous years' students - #Wikipedia articles in course on #memory, #truth & #reconciliation in global perspective, helped by @WikiEducation #transitionaljustice #cdnpse
Wrote about this experience with students at @ubishops back in 2017 at…
Featuring really strong work by @jocelyn_grubb @JulienMatwawana @emmafingler @katehallidayBU @TeganBelrose & others (sorry to anyone I missed who's on twitter!)
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To my tenured colleagues: A thread on how we can be part of the solution, not just a precious relic of the way things used to be, and the manifestation of disproportionate privilege and inequity in the academy. Let's talk; please share and add. #cdnpse
A lot of us with tenure are watching PhDs leave without finishing, go into debt, suffer lousy adjunct jobs, destroy their mental health. We are watching our undergrad programs turned into scaled-up piecework. Our administrative structure turn managerial. What can we do?
Because *we*, the tenured, are the ones to do it. Who else? Marginalized scholars? Contingent workers? Trustees and boards? No. If anyone has the footing, power, and safety to push back, it's tenured people. What are you going to do?
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