CUPE Local 1356 Blog

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1356. We have three Collective Agreements as Local 1356, 1356-01, and 1356-02. The membership is comprised of the full-time and part-time workers of York University the Local website is at This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

University, Inc.

Teresa Healy supplied this item

This is a great article reflecting on problems with intellectual property rights and corporate involvement in US campuses. Thanks to Erika Shaker, CCPA, for finding and distributing it.


University, Inc.
An Interview with author, Jennifer Washburn.

In 1998, the University of California at Berkeley struck a deal with
Novartis, a Swiss agricultural-biotechnology firm (now called Syngenta). The
agreement required Novartis to fund one-third of the research budget of a
department within the university┬╣s College of Natural Resources.


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