Saturday, February 2, 2019

Canada’s Universities and Colleges are Being Taken Over by Big Corporations and Wealthy Donors

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Canada is now witnessing the “corporatization” of its universities and colleges following decades of massive government cuts to funding.

According to a new report from the Canadian Union of Public Employees, public funding for Canada’s post-secondary education system has fallen dramatically over the last three decades, with costs shifting onto students through higher tuition as corporate partnerships compromise the integrity of academic research.

In 1985, public funding accounted for 81% of operating revenue at universities in Canada.

Three decades later, public funding  fell to 50% of operating revenues in 2015.

As a result, Canadian post-secondary institutions are increasingly dependent on the “generosity” of “wealthy individuals and corporations” to cover costs.  (more...)

What could possibly go wrong?

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