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, September 22, 2005

Provocative Thought on Corporatization of Public Universities

There are a number of items in this issue of Canadian Dimension on university topics.
Subversion and the University
by Andrea Levy

Privatizing Canada’s Public Universities
by Claire Polster

Private Pretensions: The Battle for Canada’s Universities

by David Noble

Who’re Ya Gonna Call? Not the Corporate University

by Arthur Schafer

Business of Universities: A Call for Transparency in our Institutions of Higher Learning
by Marc Spooner & Tanya Shaw

Monsanto, Lawyers, Lies and Videotape: Seeds of Censorship Sown at the University of Manitoba
by Jim Sanders

Academics in the Service of War: Military Research and Funding at Canadian Universities
by Paul A. Hamel

Thanks to Mary Catherine McCarthy of CUPE for this lead


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