Skip navigation

From the admin chair

BY SHEILA COTE-MEEK | March 02 2020

It takes effort, but as you learn to become more comfortable having these difficult discussions, you become part of the solution.

BY SHEILA COTE-MEEK | November 22 2019

To get to know an institution, you need to understand its people, place and culture.

BY SHEILA COTE-MEEK | September 17 2019

Having early discussions about a role change with those close to you is important, so they can grow with your decision.

BY SHEILA COTE-MEEK | June 24 2019

A new federal charter, with funds to match, will help institutions to identify systemic barriers.

BY SHEILA COTE-MEEK | February 28 2019

It’s time to stop and rethink what a university should look like, and how education can remain relevant during times of rapid transition.

BY SHEILA COTE-MEEK | November 06 2018

For lasting transformation to occur, these changes need to be embedded in our administrative and educational structures.

BY SHEILA COTE-MEEK | August 23 2018

Through my work, I hope I am contributing in a small way to building a more inclusive and equitable society.

BY SHEILA COTE-MEEK | June 01 2018

There are challenges of course. Inevitably negative messages quickly go viral and it can be difficult to respond.

BY SHEILA COTE-MEEK | March 07 2018

Be prepared to stand up and speak out when you hear and see things that are inappropriate.

BY SHEILA COTE-MEEK | January 10 2018

“As a leader, there will be times when you just have to take a leap of faith.”

BY SHEILA COTE-MEEK | October 30 2017

Administrators are in a unique position to address systemic issues that hinder Indigenous peoples’ success.

BY SHEILA COTE-MEEK | September 07 2017

“What I’ve found the most rewarding about administration is the opportunity to bring about systemic change.”

BY MARTHA CRAGO | June 02 2017

“We need to believe in ourselves and what we do, and convince others of its importance.”

BY MARTHA CRAGO | March 08 2017

“We need to become aware of the social realities that set us apart from many of our fellow citizens and address them.”

BY MARTHA CRAGO | January 06 2017

“ People are working to solve their differences and trying to build pathways for collaboration.”

BY MARTHA CRAGO | November 03 2016

It has been almost 20 years since I did research in the homes and schools of indigenous people of Quebec. I obtained ethical approval for that work at my university. This consisted of me showing my grant proposal to a colleague down the hall who had no experience with indigenous people and asking her to […]

BY MARTHA CRAGO | September 02 2016

We need to think about how fundamental research can be funded in the best Canadian way possible.

BY MARTHA CRAGO | June 08 2016

In Canada, the phrases “Science is back” and “Canada is back on the world stage” have been heard repeatedly over the last several months. They are like music to the ears of many of us. We can also now talk about, write about and apply for research funding on climate change without having to camouflage […]

BY MARTHA CRAGO | March 09 2016

There can be several individuals involved in the research that leads to an invention.

BY MARTHA CRAGO | January 13 2016

Canada’s researchers benefit from new binational and multinational graduate-student training programs.