Feb 122019
 
2019-01-24   Concerns on transparency and sustainability raised at University Council.  From student newspaper, The Sheaf.  University of Sask.

By Ana Cristina Camacho https://thesheaf.com/2019/01/24/concerns-on-transparency-and-sustainability-raised-at-university-council/ U of S President and Vice-Chancellor Peter Stoicheff asks council a question during a University Council Meeting in Room 241 of the Arts Building on Jan. 17, 2019.   Beginning by continuing a discussion from a meeting held on Dec. 20, 2018, retired English professor Len Findlay spoke to the […]

Feb 032019
 
2019-02-01  Dalhousie's interim president stirs controversy with book on campus dissent

The article appeared in newspapers across the country.  PEI Guardian, Victoria Times Colonist, Saskatoon Star Phoenix where MacKinnon had a lengthy tenure. The Canadian Press Published: Feb 01  HALIFAX — Dalhousie University’s interim president has written a new book on campus debate and dissent — and it has provoked both at the Halifax school, with […]

Jan 182019
 

Does it really matter whether the funding is from Huawei, Lockheed Martin, or Monsanto-Bayer?   It seems like trying to close the barn door after the horse has bolted. – – – – – – – Decision on Chinese telecoms firm comes as national security concerns mount in the west The university emailed doctoral students in […]

Oct 182018
 

FURTHER to: 2018-10-12    Here’s how I think we can Keep Monsanto milk out of Canada (bovine growth hormone (rBGH / rBST), Trade Deals UPDATE:  the rBGH Petition to Prime Minister Trudeau, as of Oct 19th noon on the West Coast,  is 60 signatures short of 21,000.  (Nov 11:  more than 33,000 have signed.) Note:  to […]

Oct 022018
 

Not so many years ago,   I did not know of the existence, role, how to use it, or importance, of the provincial Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner.   Myself and others are indebted to D’Arcy Hande for teaching us. RELATED: 2018-08-02  NEWS RELEASE: University of Saskatchewan is taken to Court, Refuses to disclose Right […]

Oct 022018
 

Website,  http://childrenshealthdefense.org/ Video – – it’s  at the top, opposite the title “Children’s Health Defense”,  RFK Jr,  begins with “I can remember the days . . .” That’s the video to be shared! – – – – – – – From: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Sent: September 12, 2018 2:01 AM Dear World Mercury Project […]

Sep 082018
 
2018-07-24   Academic research should be funded by public tax dollars — not corporations, says ethicist

The public pays the price for ‘corporate science,’ says professor Arthur Schafer CBC Radio · July 24 University of Manitoba ethics professor Arthur Schafer says ethical lines are often blurred when academic researchers routinely rely on private companies for funding. (CBC) (You can listen to the podcast of today’s broadcast of The Current at  [ […]

Sep 022018
 
2018-09-01  Arms industry spends millions to promote brands in schools,  The Guardian

Thanks to Hart,   Shocking.    it is hard to believe but perhaps should not surprise. My response:   I have been lax in helping to spread the word, and I want to attend!  Priorities may not permit me to. #NoWar2018 Conference: Designing a World BEYOND War: Legalizing Peace September 21 – September 22  in Toronto = […]

Aug 252018
 
2018-08-06   Comment on "Estimates of exceedances of critical loads for acidification", includes connection tar sands - nuclear - university.

THE REPORT is at: 2018-07-13   “Estimates of exceedances of critical loads for acidifying deposition in Alberta and Saskatchewan” (water and land, nitrogen and sulphur from oil sands)   COMMENT:    I  conclude this is a good news story, taking place over 12 years! Serendipity:   In June 2006 I sat beside a water scientist who told […]

Aug 252018
 

There’s another round of consultations re neonic chemicals, deadline soon passed.   During the last round,  not very long ago, Health Canada received 46,000 communications.   Why we need another round I do not know. As I wrote to one of the organizations: Realistically, you have to call them on the corruption, if we are to make […]