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EVENT: Book launch for ‘Selling Out: Academic Freedom and the Corporate Market’

A new book titled Selling Out: Academic Freedom and the Corporate Market: How Canadian universities are abandoning their intellectual independence by capitulating to the interests of big business by Professor Howard Woodhouse has just been published.

A recent review states, “In a powerful defence of the values that define education, Howard Woodhouse uses concrete and vivid examples to show how universities in Canada have been engulfed by the market model of education and how administrators have done little to resist this trend. Woodhouse explains how academic freedom and university autonomy are being subordinated to corporate demands and how faculty have attempted to resist this subjugation.”

“Challenging the current orthodoxy that the market model is the only way forward, Woodhouse argues that governments have a responsibility to fund universities, recognizing that they are the only places in society where the critical search for knowledge takes precedence.”

There will be a launch and reception for this new book on Thursday October 29 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm at the Faculty Club at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.

You can find more information about the book at http://mqup.mcgill.ca/book.php?bookid=2424.