The SFUO has 3,283 page likes on Facebook, and a whopping 4,015 followers on Twitter, which it uses even less than Facebook. If used effectively, these tools could really keep people involved in student politics.
Protests are an inherent part of social change and activism. Women’s right to vote, the civil rights movement, and many other important social movements throughout history could not have progressed and amassed the support necessary for things to change without the power of peaceful dissent.
A recent study published by researchers at Mount Royal University in Alberta has found no correlation between the evaluations and prof performance. That’s not surprising, considering how flawed the current SET system is.
In case you haven’t heard the news, most cases of campus sexual harassment are committed by university professors. At least, this is the allegation levelled by Angelina Chapin in her Ottawa Citizen op-ed titled “Universities need to focus on harassment, not just on sex assault.”
Apart from the general conservative cold-war platitudes and red-baiting used by Mr. Mattinson as arguments to denounce socialism, all the while holding up Canada as a “free” country of “hope and opportunity,” he conveniently omits many issues that one would expect such a strong advocate of human rights would consider.