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UNB teachers’ union takes access to information commissioner to court over records - July 2015

The Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers has taken the access to information and protection of privacy commissioner to court to get her to investigate why the university missed deadlines to turn over records.

At the heart of the dispute are thousands of pages of documents about the university’s internally restricted funds, a pool of money that totalled $112 million in 2014, according to a report from the University of New Brunswick. More...

Province can’t ignore student debt levels - July 2015

A new study of student debt in Canada recently made its way into local classrooms and living rooms alike. More… 

Debt a reality for today’s students, says New Brunswick Student Alliance - July 2014

Stephanie Gallant worked throughout her university studies to become a registered nurse: 20 to 30 hours a week during the school year, 40 or more during the summer. More… 

N.B. student alliance urging government to act on debt load - July 2015

The New Brunswick Student Alliance is urging the provincial government to take action after a new map ranks it first among the provinces by degree of student debt. More…Student Debthttp://www.consolidatedcredit.ca/debt-learning-centre/maps/student-debt/

Top neuroscientist leaving for UK on Canada's 'diminished' value of knowledge - June 2015

One of Canada's top scientific minds is leaving the country -- and says the federal government's attitude toward science is partially to blame for his departure. More…

Universities Canada head says post-secondary institutions key to prosperity, success - May 2015

The head of a national organization that promotes the interests of higher education and university research says addressing the challenges facing post-secondary institutions will be key to prosperity and success, provincially and nationally. More…

Universities and corporations: a misguided merger - May 2015

The corporatization of higher education is now front page news. Prolonged strikes at York University and the University of Toronto interrupted classes for a month. Everest College, a for profit school, closed 14 campuses in Ontario. Its U.S. owner, Corinthian, has declared bankruptcy in Canada. Increasing student loans raise concerns about a younger generation’s debt load. More…

Canadian biologist, 'disgusted' with government muzzling - May 2015

A recently retired Fisheries and Oceans Canada biologist says the muzzling of federal government scientists is worse than anyone can imagine. More…

Why McMaster University gave all its female academics a pay rise - May 2015

When his university found evidence of a gender pay gap, it knew what was the right thing to do - and it did it, says David Wilkinson. More…

President’s Report Annual General Meeting - May 2015

Here is the list of the momentous FNBFA activities and those to which I took an active part during 2014-2015: More…