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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…

Why university should be universal - May 2015

For the past two decades, the population of Canada has been the subject of a vast and largely unnoticed experiment whose results have enormous relevance for the world. More…

Mount Allison spent over $450K on lawyers in 2013-2014 - May 2015

Faculty association criticizes administration for such expenditures when ‘times are rough and money is tight’. More…

Nova Scotia universities face sanction from national university teachers’ group - May 2015

(Ottawa – May 7, 2015) The association representing the country’s academic staff is warning that Nova Scotia’s universities could be sanctioned if they try to use new powers that many say violates constitutionally protected rights, and undermines academic freedom. More…

Association of Nova Scotia University Teachers condemns passage of Bill 100 - May 2015

ANSUT vocally condemned the passage yesterday evening of Liberal Labour and Advanced Education Minister Kelly Regan’s Bill 100, the so-called Universities Accountability and Sustainability Act. More…

Letter to Minister Kelly Regan, Government of Nova Scotia - May 2015

I am writing to condemn the legislation recently introduced by your government, Bill 100 – the University Accountability and Sustainability Act – and to urge you to reconsider the damage this Bill would inflict on the post-secondary system of Nova Scotia. More…

Mount Allison legal fees revealed through right to information process - April 2015

Recent right to information (RTI) requests made by the Federation of New Brunswick Faculty Associations (FNBFA) have revealed Mount Allison University spending on legal fees in the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 fiscal years. More…

The great austerity swindle - April 2015

Austerity is a powerful buzzword these days, with few signs that its potency or impact will lessen any time soon. It is touted as a strategy for dealing with structural economic crises. More…