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, September 12, 2011

University Senate member decries alleged malfeasance at the University of Ottawa -- Three latest posts at Student-s-Eye-View

One of the few University of Ottawa senate members to consistently practice collegial governance by opposing the president Allan Rock "executive rule" era is physics graduate student Joseph Hickey.

Hickey documents his efforts to impose ethical behaviour on the Rock administration on his blog about senate: "A Student's-Eye View".

His three latest (September 11, 2011) blog posts are particularly hard hitting:::

Executive rule v. collegial governance... It's like there is too much stuff...! More bloggers are needed.


Wilfrid said...

I have attented approximately 6 Senate meetings as an observer, and have witnessed Mr. Hickey in action on every occasion. I am not sure what you are referring to, Mr. Rancourt, as I did not see you in the audience. But what I saw with my own eyes was NOT someone trying to implement "ethics" into the administration of this unversity or in the mannet in which senate meetings occur. I saw someone trying to circumvent and disrupt process for his own personal agenda, without regard for every other person in the room and for every other important issue on the agenda. Please explain how this form of behaviour is ethical? That is the very last word I would have used to describe his antics.

Denis Rancourt said...


Well, Wilfrid, if what you say were true then I would conclude that Senate Chair Allan Rock is delinquent in his duties by not bringing Mr. Hickey to order and by letting the Senate be degraded to this degree.

All full Senate meetings are filmed and the videos are posted by the University, so readers can decide for themselves without needing to depend on anonymous wilfrids.