POSTED ON February 19, 2014
Keep Education Public!

CUPE 2626 cordially invites you to participate in the following events taking place from February 24th to February 28th, 2014, as part of the Keep Education Public Week, and organized by unions and student associations on campus.

Workshop: Student-to-faculty ratios: More than just bums in seats

Similar to a cheap airline, it sometimes seems like the University administration does not care about the quality of the ride or the destination, only the number of seats sold. We invite students and profs to participate in this interactive, bilingual workshop about the problems with rising student-to-faculty ratios. Event sponsored by GSAÉD, CUPE 2626 and APUO.

▪ Where: DMS 12110
▪ When: Monday, February 24th, 4:00-5:30pm
▪ In English & French

Workshop: Perish Citation Counts, Publish What Matters

This workshop, with Professor André Vellino (School of Information Studies, University of Ottawa) aims to explain what scholarly performance metrics such as h-index really measure, why they need to be interpreted with caution, and their alternatives. Lunch will be provided. Event sponsored by APUO.

▪ Where: DMS 12110
▪ When: Tuesday, February 25th, 11:30am-1:00pm
▪ In English only

Panel: Public Education for the Public Good

The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) and guests will present on the need to fight neo-liberal attacks on the fundamental direction of public education and research. A social event will take place after the panel. Event sponsored by GSAÉD.

▪ Where: Café Nostalgica
▪ When: Thursday, February 27th, 7:00-9:00pm
▪ In English only

Public Lecture: Austerity, the Attack on Public Employees, and the Corporatization of Education

This workshop with Gordon Lafer (Associate Professor, Labor Education and Research Center, University of Oregon) will discuss the transformation of education, posing questions such as: Does it matter if students are taught by a person or a computer? Does it matter if education is under the control of a democratically-elected body? A reception will follow. Event sponsored by APUO.

▪ Where: DMS 12102
▪ When: Wednesday, February 26th, 7:00- 9:00pm
▪ In English only

Film Screening: Carré rouge sur fond noir

Carré rouge sur fond noir follows the struggles of the 2012 student crisis and sheds light on one of the most important social movements in Québec. Through a more “Direct Cinema” style, the film follows the members of the CLASSE in their daily struggle. Event co-sponsored by GSAÉD and the SFUO.

▪ Where: Grad House (GSD 307)
▪ When: Friday, February 28th, 5:30pm
▪ In French only