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Fruit of the Poisonous Tree (Guest Post by Dougal MacDonald, Elementary Education)

In this guest post, Dougal MacDonald, who is contract academic staff at both the University of Alberta and Athabasca University, offers his views on student opinion surveys. This is a reprinting, with Dougal’s permission, of an article that appeared in … Continue reading

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GSEC: Open Letter to ab-GPAC, GSAs, and Minister of Advanced Education (27 February 2017)

27 February 2017 An open letter to: Dear fellow stakeholders: This open letter was written on behalf of the Graduate Students of English Collective (GSEC) at the University of Alberta (U of A). It is our formal statement of objection … Continue reading

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Professor Moussu Speaks Out on Centre for Writers Changes Sought by Faculty of Arts (Open Letter)

Dear colleagues, I would like to address two important points about the announced changes regarding the C4W: first, how it affects my career, and second, how it affects tutors in the C4W. First, my career: I would like you to … Continue reading

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Professor Sargent Responds to Provost’s Document on Situation with Centre for Wrtiers

The post below is the response of Professor Betsy Sargent (English & Film Studies) to the formal response that the Provost and Vice-President Academic Stephen Dew has offered to members of the General Faculties Council in the form of document … Continue reading

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Docherty, “Literature and Democracy,” 4 November 2015

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“Raise corporate taxes & … reduce tuition fees”

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On “Society” — and Today’s Announcement that the Next President of the University of Alberta is Dr. David Turpin

Today the University of Alberta community learned that the University’s next President will be Dr. David Turpin, former President of the University of Victoria (2000–2013). A detailed biographical statement for Dr. Turpin is here.  In his speech this morning at … Continue reading

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