President's Comment

What happens when a government relentlessly cuts corporate tax rates? The public treasury ends up in the red. That's part of what has happened in BC, but to hear Finance Minster Kevin Falcon talk abou...
This week in post-secondary institutions across Canada faculty and staff are highlighting the problems that non-regular faculty face in their demand for fair employment. It is a struggle that every lo...
For as long as there has been a women's movement in Canada, there has been an active campaign to both highlight the ways in which women are discriminated and change the conditions that allow that disc...
August has not been a great month for BC's Premier Clark. The results of the HST referendum showed that even in many of the BC Liberal held ridings, the majority voted to get rid of the HST, a troubli...
The news of Jack Layton's passing has led to an outpouring of tributes, tributes that span the entire political spectrum and reflect the profound impact that this man had on our lives, our communities...
There was no press release or briefing document to substantiate what had been decided, just a tersely worded letter to senior administrators that "core" funding would be cut by more than half effectiv...
It only took thirty-five days to play out, but by the time that the final ballots were counted in last night's federal election the results may well represent the most significant changes in Canada's...
When members of the Vancouver Island University Faculty Association voted 296 to 31 to accept the terms of a proposed memorandum that would settle their four week strike, the attention of those at the...
BC's new Premier has decided to scrap the changes made in the fall of 2010 when the responsibilities for post-secondary education were split between two Cabinet Ministers. At the time those changes we...
For the last hundred years, women around the world have marked March 8th as a day to reflect, remember, regroup and renew their struggle for economic and social equality in their communities and their...