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, October 20, 2014

U of O student union acts to inform prospective students

On October 17, 2014, the Student Rights Centre of the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa distributed flyers at an administration's propaganda event to attract new students.

The flyer was entitled "Top 5 reasons not to attend the University of Ottawa".

Reason-5 on the flyer is:

The upper administration does not respect the recommendations of the University's impartial and independent assessor, the ombudsperson. In a recent investigation where she deemed there to be a "grave injustice against a student", the administration has refused to remedy the situation.