Re: Governance committee as a committe of YUFA

Igor Kusyszyn (kusyszyn@YORKU.CA)
Thu, 11 Sep 1997 17:51:04 -0400


You say you have little wish of being a member of BOG. Are you allowing
your personal wishes to possibly reduce the power of the future
recommendations of your Governance Committee? I do not intend to be
personal. However, personally I would even have lunch with Michael
Stevenson (or with any of the bad guys) if I thought it would help restore
democratic governance all around. Perhaps my position is more pragmatic and
less principled than yours.

Igor Kusyszyn. Founders gate.

At 02:35 PM 9/11/97 -0400, Robert Drummond wrote:
>Speaking only for myself, Igor, I am more than an honourary member of
>YUFA, I am (temporarily at least) an elected member of Senate, and I
>have little wish (and even less likelihood) of being a member of the
>BOG. Still, the committee can clearly recommend whatever change it
>thinks appropriate, and the political battle to achieve such change will
>be hard or easy, depending on what we decide and how many votes we casn
>command in Senate. Having been elected as members of a committee of
>Council, can we readily be made into an instant committee of YUFA?
>Would we dare to refuse the honour? What about the contract faculty
>representative and the students? Anyway I trust and hope we will
>continue to get advice from our colleagues in a variety of ways and I am
>as always rerspectful of the critical imagination David Bakan brings to
>bear. Regards, Bob
>Robert Drummond
>Associate Professor
>Political Science
>York University
>(416) 736-5265
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