U of O Watch mission, in the words of Foucault...

"One knows … that the university and in a general way, all teaching systems, which appear simply to disseminate knowledge, are made to maintain a certain social class in power; and to exclude the instruments of power of another social class. … It seems to me that the real political task in a society such as ours is to criticise the workings of institutions, which appear to be both neutral and independent; to criticise and attack them in such a manner that the political violence which has always exercised itself obscurely through them will be unmasked, so that one can fight against them." -- Foucault, debating Chomsky, 1971.

U of O Watch mission, in the words of Socrates...

"An education obtained with money is worse than no education at all." -- Socrates

video of president allan rock at work

Monday, April 7, 2008

Discrimination at York University

The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has recently completed its Case Analysis Report, in the case of Professor David F. Noble versus York University and Robert Drummond, Lorna Marsden, and Patricia Bradshaw, in the matter of "the respondents afford[ing] privileged accommodation to Jewish students at the respondent university (York) with regard to observance of religious holidays."

The Report's conclusion is unambiguous: "The university's practice of not scheduling classes on Jewish high holy days clearly results in differential treatment on the basis of creed, in that individuals in one group (those of Jewish faith) are given preferential treatment over others."

The full report is available HERE.