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dc.contributor.supervisor McLachlan, Stephane (Environment and Geography) en_US
dc.contributor.author McDougall, Darcy Owen
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-08T18:25:37Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-08T18:25:37Z
dc.date.issued 2018 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2019-01-03T23:03:10Z en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/33657
dc.description.abstract Investigation of academic freedom as praxis within university-based agriculture research is warranted as industry presence increases within academia. Two contrasting agriculture research paradigms viz., biotechnology and organic serve as the lens of the research. The overall goal is to better understand academic freedom and agriculture research through four objectives: 1) describe Canadian university agriculture research and its evolution; 2) explore the degree to which this evolution reflects concomitant changes in funding relationships with government and industry; 3) contrast supports and barriers faced by faculty members; and 4) how these changes might continue to evolve in the future. Convergent parallel mixed methods were utilized. Results indicate a funding bias towards biotechnology research, limited amounts of organic research, and that academic freedom may be under utilized. The implications of increased reliance on external funding for university research are benefits to private interests while concomitantly harming academic freedom and public good research. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Academic freedom, Agriculture, Biotechnology, Organic en_US
dc.title Academic freedom as it relates to university-based agricultural research en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Environment and Geography en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Mauro, Ian (Environment & Geography) Hudson, Mark (Sociology) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Environment (M.Env.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2019 en_US


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