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

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Now hiring -- University of Ottawa seeks a president (advertisement)

u Ottawa
The University of Ottawa is a comprehensive, research-intensive university. Founded in 1848, it has grown into the largest bilingual university in Canada (indeed in the world) currently enrolling over 43,000 students within ten faculties.
The University is actively seeking its next:
THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE:- Is a seasoned leader who will promote the distinctive character of the University and strengthen its position under the four main themes of the current strategic plan (Destination 2020):
1. a rich, inspiring student experience;
2. research excellence;
3. Francophonie and bilingualism;
4. developing leaders through internationalisation.
- Has a thorough understanding of the distinctive role of a university, as well as the issues and challenges pertaining to education, culture and scientific networks, both at national and international levels.
- Is a collaborative and inspiring leader whose style will mobilise and motivate the University community in pursuit of excellence, in a climate that fosters institutional pride.
- Will stand out as an agent of change with the vision and drive needed to lead the process of preparing the next strategic plan.
The appointment will take effect on 1 July 2016.
For further details and to apply, please visit the "Current Assignments" section at www.kenniffracine.com 

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