What is the larger political context of the 2015 CUPE strike? What socio-economic pressures precipitated the standoff? Andrew Winchur talks to Eve Haque about equity, bureaucracy and neoliberalism at York University. Here are links to some of the ideas and issues discussed:
- Website of the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO).
- HEQCO’s 2010 report, The Benefits of Greater Differentiation of Ontario’s University Sector.
- An article by Marc Spooner in University Affairs on the rise of audit culture in modern-day academia.
- A report by the Canadian Federation of Students–Ontario on The Impact of Government Underfunding on Students.
- Austerity U: Preparing Students for Precarious Lives by Alan Sears and James Cairns.
- The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA), whose mandate is to ” to maintain and enhance the quality of higher education in Ontario, and to advance the professional and economic interests of teachers, researchers, and librarians in Ontario universities.”
- York official Mission Statement, which commits the university to “academic freedom, social justice and accessible education.”
- Canadian Association of University Teachers.
- Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)
Eve Haque is Associate Professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics at York University. She is the author of Multiculturalism Within a Bilingual Framework: Language, Race, and Belonging in Canada.