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To all APUO members,
KEEP EDUCATION PUBLIC WEEK
par uOttawa Union (uottawaunion.ca)
February 24th – 28th 2014
Workshop: “Student-to-faculty ratios: More than just bums in seats”
Similar to a cheap airline, it sometimes seems like the university administration does not care about the quality of the ride or the destination, only the number of seats sold. This workshop invites students and faculty to participate in this interactive, bilingual workshop about the problems with rising student-tofaculty ratios. Event sponsored by GSAED, CUPE 2626 and APUO.
Where: DMS 12110
When: Monday, February 24th, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Workshop: “Perish Citation Counts, Publish What Matters” by Professor André Vellino (School of Information Studies, University of Ottawa)
This workshop aims to explain what scholarly performance metrics such as h-Index really measure, why they need to be interpreted with caution, and their alternatives. Lunch will be provided. Event sponsored by APUO.
Where: DMS 12110
When: Tuesday, February 25th, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Update Monday February 24th, 8:30 am: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the public lecture that was scheduled Wednesday February 26th in the evening by Gordon Lafer has been cancelled. The event will be rescheduled but a new date has yet to been arranged. The APUO apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Public lecture: “Austerity, the Attack on Public Employees, and the Corporatization of Education” by Gordon Lafer (Associate Professor, Labor Education and Research Center, University of Oregon)
This workshop will discuss the transformation of education, posing questions such as does it matter if students are taught by a person or a computer? Does it matter if education is under the control of some democratically-elected body? A reception will follow. Event sponsored by APUO.
Where: DMS 12102
When: Wednesday, February 26th, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Panel: “Public Education for the Public Good” and Social
Anaïs Elboujaini: Graduate Student Rep on the uOttawa Board of Governors
Vanessa Hunt: Deputy Chairperson, Canadian Federation of Students
Erika Shaker: Director Education Project, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Panel guests will present on the need to fight neo-liberal attacks on the fundamental direction of public education and research. A social will take place after the panel. Event sponsored by GSAED and APTPUO.
Where: Cafe Nostalgica
When: Thursday, February 27th, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Film Screening: Carré rouge sur fond noir
This event will be exclusively in French
This film takes us into the heart of the 2012 student crisis to experience from the inside one of the most important social movements in Quebec history.
Event sponsored by GSAED and SFUO.
Where: Grad House (GSD 307)
When: Friday, February 28th, 5:30pm
Association des professeurs de l’Université d’Ottawa
Association of professors of the University of Ottawa
170 Waller, Ottawa, ON K1N 9B9
Tel: (613) 230-3659 Fax: (613) 230-4310
Dear APUO members,
Please find here the report presented by the APUO on the Plamondon Report and the School of Government project, during the « flash consultation » held on January 23 and 24. As you will see, under its current format. This project raises numerous and significant issues for the collective agreement. We also wanted to mention that due to a technical glitch on our part, our letter to President Rock was only received last Thursday. We will therefore follow up with his office in the next few days, if we do not hear anything before then. As always, we welcome your comments, suggestions, and points of view. Of course, the APUO will keep you informed of all developments, as they occur.
The APUO Executive Committee