February 23, 2022
Check your bias at the door
Features
When addressing student plagiarism, it is easy to react emotionally, but as educators we need to keep a growth mindset even when we find ourselves in ethically challenging situations.
BY SARAH ELAINE EATON | FEB 22 2022

2 years on, a growing number of scholarships honour victims of Flight 752
2 years on, a growing number of scholarships honour victims of Flight 752
COVID-19 forced universities to cancel in-person events in January to remember those killed in the Tehran missile attack.
BY CHRISTINA FRANGOU | FEB 23 2022

Rethinking student transcripts to include skill development
Rethinking student transcripts to include skill development
Consider UBC dept. of political science’s rich transcripts project.
BY LOLEEN BERDAHL | FEB 17 2022

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Frustration mounts among faculty amid return to in-person learning
Frustration mounts among faculty amid return to in-person learning
A lack of consultation from university administrators is leading to labour relations tensions at some institutions.
BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 18 2022

Early-career professors want changes in how tenure is evaluated in wake of pandemic effects on productivity
Early-career professors want changes in how tenure is evaluated in wake of pandemic effects on productivity
Researchers in a survey said they don’t want to delay their tenure review but have the criteria for it shift.
BY JENNIFER DAVIS | FEB 18 2022

‘Unplugging’ or ‘plugging in’ elsewhere: reflections on building an extracurricular profile in grad school
‘Unplugging’ or ‘plugging in’ elsewhere: reflections on building an extracurricular profile in grad school
Taking the time – even if it’s a few hours a week – for extracurricular activities can help expand your career options.
BY ERIN CORBER | FEB 22 2022

COVID-19: updates for Canada’s universities
COVID-19: updates for Canada’s universities
Lifting of vaccine requirement at some Ontario universities.
BY UA/AU | MAY 04 2022

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In last week’s People on the Move item, we forgot to mention that Christina Neigel has received her doctorate in education at Simon Fraser University. We apologize for the error.


Kristen Fisher Brandon University

Kristen Fisher has been appointed associate vice-president, people and talent at Brandon University. This new position will replace the previous chief human resources officer, and Ms. Fisher will be responsible for making the human resources division a strategic partner in institutional priorities and an advocate for employees. Ms. Fisher has worked at Brandon University for 14 years, having served as acting chief human resources officer for two years as well as manager of executive and board operations in the office of the president. The scope and title of this new position will allow human resources to serve as a strategic partner in institutional priorities as well as an advocate for employees – especially in areas of wellness, culture, and employee education and development.

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