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

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Faculty of Ed student continues to sue U of O

Court rules students may sue universities, in some cases

Ontario Appeal Court decision could have wide repercussions.

by Judith Knelman

A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal has effectively established a small, newly defined area in which universities no longer have exclusive jurisdiction in disputes with their students. Students seeking money as a remedy for consequences that impact on their academic situation will be able to use the precedent of the case of Manon Gauthier.

Ms. Gauthier was a doctoral student in education at the University of Ottawa who did not graduate because, she maintains, the university was negligent and in breach of contract in not providing her with adequate thesis supervision. >>>more>>>

2 comments:

Wilfrid said...

This is very old news. Why not publish something timely, such as the decision ordering Joseph Hickey to pay $3,000 in costs?

Marc Kelly said...

Students Are Starting To Fight Back Against Corrupt Universities... And Win!

*Alberta Court of Appeal upholds free speech rights of students*

http://ccla.org/2012/05/09/alberta-court-of-appeal-upholds-free-speech-rights-of-students/


CCLA'S FACTUM (pdf)
http://ccla.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Pridgen-Factum-FINAL.pdf

ALBERTA COURT OF APPEAL JUDGEMENT (pdf)
http://www.albertacourts.ab.ca/jdb%5C2003-%5Cca%5Ccivil%5C2012%5C2012abca0139cor1.pdf