Counter-Stryker debates academic freedom

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

Ted Hewitt at Counter-Stryker Debate

Ethical and political issues surrounding military research in a university setting were explored during a debate Monday at Western.

Organized by Counter-Stryker, a group opposed to Western’s research partnership with arms manufacturer General Dynamics Land Systems, debate covered topics like academic freedom, the role of a university in a community and the close connection between academics, scientists and warfare. (read more)

Report: not enough funds allocated for grad expansion

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

Monday, the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations released a report outlining concerns with the provincial government’s goals to expand graduate enrolment over the next two years. (read more)

Laval 'supermarket school' combines food and research

UWO grocery store has failed in past

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

Comparing apples and oranges at a grocery store

Quebec City’s Laval University is combining a research laboratory, a classroom and a grocery store into one all-encompassing facility.

Laval’s new “supermarket school” will function as a real-time laboratory mainly for research and teaching, though it will also provide grocery items for commercial purposes. (read more)

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