The Progressive Economics Forum: Canada’s Self-Imposed Crisis in Post-Secondary Education

On June 7, I gave a keynote address to the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees Education Sector Conference.  My PowerPoint presentation (with full references) can be found at this link. Points I raised in the address include the following: -Canada’s economy has been growing quite steadily over the past three decades, even when one adjusts ...

Trashy's World: Ottawa radio rankings…

This is interesting. At least I think so… and nice to see that some Ottawans are coming to their senses and tuning out the blathering by the CPC wingnut supporters on CFRA! My own listening habits revolve mostly around CBC Radio with some CHEZ 106 and Live 88.5. Maybe BOB FM from time to time. ...

The Progressive Economics Forum: “Differentiation:” The à-la-carte Way to Hire More Course Instructors

I’ve written before about attempts in Canada to create more separation between university teaching, on the one hand, and university research, on the other. In 2009, I wrote this opinion piece about an attempt by five university presidents to each acquire a larger share of university research dollars. And last year, I blogged here about ...