Balsillie (RIM) - Uni of Waterloo/Wilfred Laurier University
James Laurence "Jim" Balsillie (born February 3, 1961) is a Canadian businessman, philanthropist and co-founder and former co-CEO of the Canadian company Research In Motion ('BlackBerry'). Jim Balsillie
CIGI - Centre for International Governance Innovation | Centre pour l'innovation dans la gouvernance internationale
University of Waterloo
Balsillie School of International Affairs | The Only Ph.D. and Masters Programs in The World with an Interdisciplinary Focus on Global Governance and International Public P
français Investigation finds Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier universities unjustly dismissed Balsillie School director
When Balsillie School of International Affairs' director objected to inappropriate pressure by the Centre for International Governance Innovation he was dismissed. A report has found that dismissal was unjust. Report: Dr. Ramesh Thakur's dismissal from Canada's BSIA unjust
Mr Ramesh Thakur - Researchers - ANU
York University, Balsillie think tank near $60-million deal on partnership York University is closing in on a $60-million deal with a think tank launched by BlackBerry co-founder Jim Balsillie to create 10 research chairs and 20 graduate scholarships probing modern challenges of international law. The partnership with the Centre for International Governance Innovation would invest a $30-million gift from Mr. Balsillie and another $30-million in provincial funds first promised in the 2010 budget. In financial terms, it would be a major win for York, comparable in scale to landing 10 of the prestigious federally financed Canada Research Chairs in one year. But the agreement, which is expected to be sealed within weeks, has not come together without controversy. Administrators encountered objections from faculty members who worry the terms could threaten academic freedom and autonomy, a criticism CIGI faced over its shared governance of an international affairs school with the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University.
Open Letter of Concern regarding the CIGI-York agreement « YU Talk The following is an email distributed to York faculty on March 22, 2012. It informs about the Open Letter of Concern regarding the CIGI-York University agreement, signed by 273 full-time faculty members and librarians, to be delivered to York’s Administration and Senate on that day. The list of signatories follows, as well as the rationale for the letter, media reports, and relevant links.
Len Findlay: College of Arts and Science . University of Saskatchewan
Universities bowed to pressure by Balsillie-funded think tank over academic freedom, report says It was a clash at the intersection of private money and public education, with a big-name cast of characters: BlackBerry titan Jim Basillie, Governor General David Johnston and Ramesh Thakur, a former United Nations diplomat renowned as one of the world’s leading scholars on peace and security studies. The story of Dr.
The construction crews are still at work on the new Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, Ont., but already there are cracks in the plan to build a world-class hub for global studies in Canada's high-tech heartland. Turnover at Balsillie school raises questions of academic freedom
York University has a plan to settle a dispute with professors dismayed over a partnership with a private think tank founded by business giant Jim Balsillie. But if it can’t get approval from the university’s senate, it will kill the initiative. More than 270 professors have signed an open letter that argues an arrangement with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) gives the Waterloo, Ont. York, professors wrangle over think-tank cash from RIM's Balsillie
The following email was sent to York faculty on April 3, 2012, following York’s announcement that the CIGI-York agreement had been terminated, to thank those who made it possible through a strong and courageous mobilization. Unprecedented faculty mobilization achieves results: York terminates CIGI deal « YU Talk
York abandons plans to accept $30-million from Balsillie’s think tank York University has abandoned contentious efforts to partner with a private think tank after its law faculty rejected the deal for the second time, maintaining it threatened York’s autonomy and academic freedom.
Financial Post: uneasy ties between Canada's universities and wealthy business magnates After almost three years of negotiation and internecine battles, a private think-tank established and chaired by Jim Balsillie has signed a $60-million deal with York University in Toronto to create a school of international law. Through the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), the co-founder of BlackBerry smartphone maker Research In Motion Ltd. has committed to donate $30-million to create 10 research chairs and 20 graduate scholarships over the next 10 years. In return, Mr.
Protest Barrick : The uneasy ties between Canadas universities and wealthy business magnates After almost three years of negotiation and internecine battles, a private think-tank established and chaired by Jim Balsillie has signed a $60-million deal with York University in Toronto to create a school of international law. Through the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), the co-founder of BlackBerry smartphone maker Research In Motion Ltd. has committed to donate $30-million to create 10 research chairs and 20 graduate scholarships over the next 10 years. In return, Mr.
York University (French: Université York) is a public research university in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. York University
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