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, May 2, 2016

Latest U of O image-marketing stunt: Carbon divestment, useless feel good

Globe & Mail, 26 April 2016:
University of Ottawa to cut the carbon footprint of its investments 

Whereas, authoritative studies show that carbon divestment can at best do nothing [1].

But why should the Allan Rock's administration rely on studies when it can build an image and provide students with good conscience?

Don't members of the Board know how to use Google, or think for themselves to avoid such image-marketing stunts?


[1] Divestment Does Nothing to Reduce Reliance on Fossil Fuels: Noise? Yes. Affect the Supply-and-demand Economics? No. Wrong Kind of Green, 13 February 2016; and references therein.

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