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#19969

OMG: why music 100 taught by lacoste so hard…i wish the legendary old prof who never changes exam teaching this course for every section, on every single term.

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  1. I am sorry, how did you get into University with that level of writing?

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  2. haha you've never had a fob professor who refuses to learn English in Canada in 20 years.

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    1. Hiring preference should be given to Canadian citizens, considering unis receives Canadian tax payer benefits. Canadian students should not have to deal with foreigner professors who can barely speak English or French.

      http://www.macleans.ca/education/uniandcollege/think-your-tuition-bill-is-too-high-check-out-the-governments/

      I'm open to const. criticism.

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    2. Hiring preferences ARE given to Canadian citizens for most open applications at every university. They have to be. Think about it, they get paid with government money, ie., tax money.

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    3. It's actually against the law to hire a foreigner over a Canadian citizen in many situations. Not entirely sure as to the extent that this applies to profs.

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  3. I don't believe UW is giving qualified Canadians a fair shot at hiring despite claiming to do so. My evidence is empirical. I know there are recent foreigner hires. I also imagine there has to be at least 1 skilled Canadian applicant, considering 53.6% of the popn are college/uni educated.
    http://www4.hrsdc.gc.ca/.3ndic.1t.4r@-eng.jsp?iid=29

    Motive: To appear "diverse" and "globally competitive". What's stopping the hiring person (s?) from selecting the foreigner and simply saying the Canadian applicants were deficient in some minor way ?

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    1. Part of it is government encouragement.

      I don't know how 'hire Canadian' laws apply specifically in an academic context. But I do know that universities are encouraged to bring in international research talent, and that there are various incentives and research grants in place specifically for that purpose.

      That said, the vast majority of our professors are local. If you want, you can look at the stats that were presented to the University Senate last... November, I believe? There's a committee whose job is to examine and analyse this stuff specifically.

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