Archive for the ‘York U Teacher Strike’ Category

York University President on CBC

2009 February 13

After a 3 month strike, York University students returned to classes January 29.  Shortly thereafter, CBC Radio One’s Metro Morning interviewed Mamdouh Shoukri, the President of the school.

You can listen to it here:

He seemed extremely evasive, unwilling to take any responsibility whatsoever for the strike or its duration, rude and even a bit threatening to host Matt Galloway, himself a graduate of York.

If I were a York student, I would be embarassed that this man was the President of my school.

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One of Many Reasons I’m Glad I Don’t Go to York

2008 November 26

York University teaching staff has been on strike for 3 weeks!  Negotiations between strikers and school officials are apparently not going that well.  Interesting fact: York’s teaching assistants are already the highest paid in Canada!

If you happen to be a York Lion, you might want to check out the school’s special site for disrupted students.

York is Canada’s third largest university, and is located in the middle of nowhere.