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

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

U of O readies for global climate change disaster

The ABOVE (click picture) University of Ottawa press release was posted two days after THIS critical article went viral on the internet.

The latter article (LINK) deconstructs the dominant climate change science sham and is authored by former University of Ottawa tenured physics professor Denis Rancourt.

Before dismissing Rancourt (see STATEMENT), court-obtained documents show the university violated its own academic freedom rules to prevent the professor's critical research and supervision in climate science: HERE.

Whereas the university's Earth sciences department has been an international leader, thanks largely to Professor Jan Veizer, in research critical of the science of anthropogenic global warming, the institution prefers to promote one-sided vacuous reports advancing the dominant political line.

The University's press communications create an image of sterile political opportunism, the opposite of a vibrant environment of discourse. Its releases appear to be aimed at attracting or reassuring elite corporate interests rather than being part of creating the needed intellectual atmosphere. Its "corporate video" is a striking example of this.

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