Quebec National Day of Action

Politics in Quebec, Montreal and McGill are as hot as they’ve been since last September. We are in the midst of a general student strike against proposed tuition increases. Today is the national day of action, which is getting Canada-wide press coverage and deserves international coverage. I’m at a conference right now and haven’t been […]

Update: MAUT disingenuous?

Last night’s message from the provost indicated that The University has a signed agreement with MUNACA representatives, designating animal care as an “essential service”. These essential services will ensure that proper care of animals will be maintained for the duration of the strike. For specific details as they relate to your area, please contact Dr. […]

McGill University Non-Academic Workers on Strike

MUNACA, McGill’s union of non-academic professionals, went on strike yesterday at 6am. MUNACA members do a great deal of the work that keeps the university running. Our department has three MUNACA staff, and I depend mightily upon them as a faculty member. In my time as grad director and then chair, I got to know […]