Oct 202016
 

The Police Officer will do a good job.  But at the root?   it’s not actually his job.   The growth of gangs is a symptom that tells us we are failing.  So how do we get a passing grade? A fundamental responsibility of our communities is to provide the stew to nourish our individual toddlers into […]

Aug 262016
 
2016-08-10   Teachers investigate whether University of Calgary is in bed with Big Oil,  National Observer

This is a back-up copy in case the original disappears.   You may wish to go to the URL (copy & paste):   http://www.nationalobserver.com/2016/08/10/analysis/teachers-investigate-whether-university-calgary-bed-big-oil   By Christopher Adams in Analysis, Politics University of Calgary President Elizabeth Cannon, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and a student at the University of Calgary on April 15, 2015.  File photo by The Canadian Press. […]

Jul 142016
 
2016-07-12   University:   Canadian researchers who commit scientific fraud are protected by privacy law.  Toronto Star.   AND response.

The publicly funded agency responsible for policing scientific fraud is keeping secret the details surrounding these researchers. Their names, where they worked, and what they did wrong is protected under privacy laws.   MY RESPONSE, FOLLOWED BY THE ARTICLE  This is an extremely important article.    It opens a door through which more information can flow.   Many […]

Feb 132016
 

FROM THE VISIONING COMMITTEE The University of Saskatchewan has recently launched an initiative to renew our university’s vision, mission and values. President Stoicheff has formed a committee composed of members from across our community, on campus and off, to help with the development of a new vision, mission and values statement for the university. The […]

Nov 052015
 

With thanks to Dean Daphne Taras:   Yes, you can circulate it.   (November 4, 2015 2:23 PM ) RESPONSE TO:  2015-11-02 LISTEN: Enbridge & U of Calgary relationship challenges academic integrity —–Original Message—– From: Taras, Daphne Sent: November 4, 2015 10:08 AM To: Edwards Faculty; Edwards Staff; Edwards Retired Faculty Cc: Muzychka, Ivan; Hartshorn, Kent; Barber, Ernie; […]

Nov 022015
 

RELATED:     2015-11-04   Dean of the Edwards School of Business, U of Saskatchewan, Letter re Donor Relations   I happened to catch this on CBC’s The Current (Anna Maria Tremonti).   So did Elaine (below). Propaganda is a disease in a democracy.  It weakens and aids the takeover of the system.  Rationalizing and making excuses for the […]

Nov 012015
 
2015-11-01  University administers forced to quit - - what's behind it?

Below:  Why Tim Wolfe’s resignation from the University of Missouri is a warning for all universities    (forced resignations of the President and Chancellor). The author advises the universities:  Listen to your customers.  (and students) Appended:  Links to some other articles. It’s more than Missouri and it’s more than not hearing. Comment:   WHAT’S BEHIND THE FORCED […]

Nov 012015
 
2015-11-11  Online threats against blacks net arrest at Missouri campus

Recommend:  go to the URL.  The top video is worthwhile.  A back-up copy of the text follows. RELATED:  2011-11-01 University administers forced to quit – – what’s behind it? – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – http://news.yahoo.com/online-threats-heighten-tensions-university-missouri-085008275.html​ AP   By SUMMER […]

Oct 162015
 

By Jason Warick   The University of Saskatchewan logo can be seen in this StarPhoenix file photo Photograph by: Greg Pender , the StarPhoenix   A University of Saskatchewan professor is one of several prominent North American academics under fire for undeclared connections to agri-business giant Monsanto. At Monsanto’s request, the scientists wrote papers supporting […]

Oct 152015
 

UNIVERSITY SENATE    Oct 2015 PROPOSAL, NEW ECONOMICS   Submitted by Sandra Finley, Senate Member-At-Large   CLIMATE CHANGE is a most pressing issue.   The world needs to do everything that can be done, and urgently.   Individuals, especially leaders, need to be innovative and step up. Economics that do not account for resource depletion and degradation are […]