Budget restraints lead to centre closure at uWindsor

May 30, 2013

The University of Windsor announced plans to close the Centre for Studies in Social Justice as of July 1, 2013. Some faculty and students are extremely unhappy with this news, and there is a protest planned for June 3 to register students' displeasure. One student remarked that the centre "does the critical work of bridging the distance between academia and activism," distancing the university from the label of "ivory tower" that can plague PSE institutions. The centre, created in 2002, provides a forum for research and discussion on a wide range of social justice issues. AVP academic Bruce Tucker pointed to necessary budget cutbacks of $4 million, stating that "some very deserving things have to go." Windsor Star