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To whom it may concern: The University of Toronto strike in open letters | Mar 19 2015 | Ella Bedard | The best way to put the strike in context is to read. Many groups have composed open letters as the strike has gone on. We've assembled them here.
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What does social work have to do with the University of Toronto TA strike? | Mar 18 2015 | Marshal German, Raluca Bejan | University of Toronto provost and VP Cheryl Regehr is the administration's public face during the Teaching Assistant strike, now in its third week. She is also an acclaimed researcher in social work.
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Strike! University of Northern British Columbia faculty are on the picket line | Mar 16 2015 | Ella Bedard | The UNBC Faculty Association (FA) has been fighting for a first contract for its members since April 2014, arguing that UNBC faculty make less than staff at comparable Canadian universities.
Rad press: Giving a voice to the voiceless at UBC | Mar 16 2015 | Sara Baron-Goodman | The Talon is a new radical student press that aims to give a voice to marginalized groups.
Are TA unions really 'odd and unhelpful'? | Mar 12 2015 | J. Baglow | My response to Emmett Macfarlane's dismissal of TA unions.
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With toil and solidarity we can solve Canada's academic labour crisis | Mar 12 2015 | Erin Wunker | The conversation on the plight of contract academic faculty at Canadian universities is building strength and momentum. It's time to move to solutions. The conclusion of a powerful two-part series.
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Two of three bargaining units still on strike at York University | Mar 11 2015 | Ella Bedard | With two-thirds of the union still on strike, it's not quite business as usual at York University.
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Dalhousie's dentistry crisis beyond the media spotlight and PR spin | Mar 10 2015 | Stephen Kimber | What to make of last week's latest twists, turns, ins, outs and roundabouts in the never-ending root canal that is Dalhousie's Great Dentistry Scandal of 2014, 2015 … and counting?
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What the University of Toronto isn't telling you about the TA strike | Mar 10 2015 | various | This is an open letter penned by graduate students in the Faculty of Social Work at U of T, addressed to VP and Provost, Cheryl Regehr.
Cape Breton University launches national campaign to eliminate tuition | Mar 10 2015 | Garry Leech | Three presidents at CBU call for a progressive tax system to fully fund post-secondary education in Canada and replace the current debt-inducing model.
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Crisis in academic labour puts Canadian universities on the brink | Mar 10 2015 | Erin Wunker | Erin Wunker in the first of a two-part series on the contract labour crisis brewing in post-secondary education. And how to fight it.
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The customer isn't right when it comes to higher education | Mar 6 2015 | Rick Salutin | The strikes at U of T and York are a reminder of the crisis in post-secondary education. The solution -- not to the strikes but the larger crisis -- is changing the customer model that has taken over.

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