October 27, 2021
The struggle for gender equity in university leadership
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An expert on leadership in higher education explores the reasons women are less likely to be appointed president, and why so many have unfinished mandates.
BY JULIE CAFLEY | OCT 27 2021

Hitting a nerve: Martha Piper and Indira Samarasekera on their new book about women in leadership
Hitting a nerve: Martha Piper and Indira Samarasekera on their new book about women in leadership
The two former university presidents speak with an academic who studies higher education leadership and governance about improving opportunities for women.
BY JULIE CAFLEY | OCT 26 2021

Imagining the post-pandemic university
Imagining the post-pandemic university
We should use what we learned during the COVID-19 pandemic to make university study and work more equitable and inclusive.
BY SHANNON DEA | OCT 22 2021

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Tallying the pandemic’s financial toll on universities
Tallying the pandemic’s financial toll on universities
‘We are cautiously optimistic that we are entering the recovery phase,’ one comptroller says.
BY SPARROW MCGOWAN | OCT 22 2021

Taking steps towards reconciliation
Taking steps towards reconciliation
An invitation to decolonize universities through collaboration.
BY JOHANNE JEAN & SOPHIE D’AMOURS | OCT 21 2021

Tracking aggressive behaviour of coyotes in Vancouver’s Stanley Park
Tracking aggressive behaviour of coyotes in Vancouver’s Stanley Park
A UBC biologist is advising residents not to feed the wildlife.
BY KERRY BANKS | OCT 21 2021

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Unique garden bed at Dalhousie highlights need for biodiverse planting
Unique garden bed at Dalhousie highlights need for biodiverse planting
Hügelkultur garden beds are made from natural materials in the immediate area, which prevents invasive species from spreading.
BY SHAUNA MCGINN | OCT 26 2021

7 tips for executing a strategic plan successfully
7 tips for executing a strategic plan successfully
Lessons learned from successful campus implementation efforts.
BY PATRICK SANAGHAN | OCT 25 2021

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

Janny Leung Wilfrid Laurier University

Janny Leung has been named the next dean of the faculty of liberal arts at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her five-year term will begin on July 1, 2022. Dr. Leung is currently head of the school of English and a professor of linguistics at the University of Hong Kong. She was previously the associate dean of teaching and learning in the faculty of arts at the same institution. Dr. Leung holds a PhD in psycholinguistics from the University of Cambridge, a bachelor of laws from the University of London and a master of laws from Yale Law School.

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