As we all know, the Quebec government has now tabled pension reform legislation for universities. The APBU, having carefully examined Bill 75, decided to respond to several concerns over this proposed Bill. This month the APBU submitted a report to the Commission de l’économie et du travail (CET) outlining our major concerns over this proposed legislation, and proposing changes to address these concerns.
On February 18th the APBU, represented by Ginny Stroeher and Francis-Carl Rivard (APBU actuary), met with the CET to present our key concerns and to answer questions that MNAs had around our submitted report. I’ve attached a copy of this report here, (or word document) and below is a link to our meeting with the CET at the National Assembly.
Ginny Stroeher – President, APBU
February 18, 2016 | Durée : 0:39:41 | Vidéo – Parliamentary committee proceedings | National Assembly of Québec
Source: Parliamentary committee proceedings – National Assembly of Québec
Le nombre de hauts dirigeants a presque doublé dans les universités québécoises depuis 10 ans, a appris Le Journal.
Source: Les grands patrons échappent à l’austérité | JDM
Fédération québécoise des professeures et professeurs d’université
Source: FQPPU | Fédération québécoise des professeures et professeurs d’université
The University of B.C.’s chair of the board of governors has stepped down following an independent report that found that UBC failed to protect and support a UBC professor’s academic freedom, after she spoke out about a lack of diversity on the board.
Source: UBC’s board chair steps down after report into academic meddling released
Many Canadian universities are seeing a sharp increase in the number of professors hired to primarily teach rather than research, reports Simona Chiose. While that may be good news for students, the change could threaten the mission of universities
Source: Rise of the teaching class changing makeup of Canada’s universities – The Globe and Mail
John Montalbano is temporarily stepping down as chairman of the board of governors at the University of British Columbia amid a dispute at the school over academic freedom.
Source: Chairman of UBC board to leave post temporarily during investigation