Category: English Matters

Professional Issues

The March 21st Federal Budget

“Budget protects learning and research,” claims the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.  “A bad budget for the future of post-secondary education, research and job training,” says the Canadian Association of University Teachers.  It’s hard not to conclude that institutional self-positioning has at least something to […]

English Majors and the Job Market

The findings aren’t surprising, actually.  According to an article in The Toronto Star,  March 15, 2013, graduates from the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine) do have an easier time finding work immediately after the degree.  But students from liberal arts programs like English Studies also fare […]

ACCUTE supports the principle of academic freedom

The CAUT Bulletin (http://www.cautbulletin.ca/) reports that the Edwin Mellen Press is suing McMaster’s Associate University Librarian Dale Askey for defamation, and this because he blogged what he understood to be a “professional opinion” about the Press’s general level of achievement in scholarly publishing.  “The post, and comments following […]