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

Friday, May 13, 2011

U of O and big pharma -- "Medication" for better life

The University of Ottawa has a statutory responsibility to serve community for the public good following "Christian principles". Would Jesus prescribe psychiatric drugs to students?

Will the University of Ottawa fund large-scale critical studies on the social impacts of psychiatric and behavioral drugs? Ritalin, Prozac, Paxil, ...?

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