>From: YUFA in solidarity with CUPE 3903 [mailto:YUFA-CUPE@YorkU.CA]On
>Behalf Of Louise Ripley
>Sent: November 19, 2000 11:02 PM
>Subject: What would he know?
>To Lorna Marsden -
>I just read the quote below in the latest MacLean's issue on
>you are taking in the ongoing CUPE3903 strike, where you are
>indexation we offer our current and should offer our future graduate
>at MIT and UofT, what would he know?
>"Robert Birgeneau, the former dean of science at the Massachusetts
>Institute of Technology who has just taken the reins at the University of Toronto,
>believes that it is key for Canada to boost support to its graduate
>students. 'Our top grads are going to be rapidly sought after not just by
>the United States, but by Japan, Western Europe and the rest of the world,'
>says Birgeneau. 'We need to significantly increase stipends for graduate
>students, and to increase the number of graduate fellowships so people can
>focus their energies. They shouldn't be spending half their time in
>part-time jobs in order to feed themselves.'" (Maclean's 11/20/00:55).
>Member, York University Faculty Association
>Associate Professor of Marketing
>The Joseph E. Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies
>The mills were made of marble
>the machines were made out of gold;
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>and nobody ever grew old