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, October 6, 2015

Automatic telephone receptionist's greeting at the University of Ottawa

If you called the general telephone number for the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada, on December 12, 2008, this is what you heard: President Allan Rock personally asking how he can direct your call to "Canada's university".

It went viral the old-fashion way, on the telephone... so it did not last long. Just another Allan Rock gaffe it would seem.

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