JAMES TURK is Executive Director of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT). Formerly an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto and Director of Education for the Ontario Federation of Labour, he is a frequent media contributor and has written many articles on education and labour in Canada. His two most recent books are Free Speech in Fearful Times: After 9/11 in Canada, the U.S., Australia and Europe (edited with Allan Manson) and Disciplining Dissent: The Curbing of Free Expression in Academia and the Media (edited with William Bruneau).
"The distinguished contributors to this book examine the subject of corporate sponsorship, exploring the influences of powerful industries such as tobacco and pharmaceutical companies........This timely book concludes with a discussion about why preserving academic integrity -- despite the clamorous voices of the forces threatening it -- is so vital to public interest."-- (01/01/2009) "the range of material in Universities at Risk provides disturbing food for thought for anyone associated with colleges and universities in Canada and elsewhere... Universities at Risk correctly identifies and diagnoses many of the threats currently facing post-secondary institutions"-- (10/19/2012)