In my opinion
Canada’s graduate student stipends are “very low and tough to live off of,” one Canadian PhD candidate at Yale says.
Focusing on online learning as the problem means lost opportunities to identify solutions and supports for student well-being, which could then be designed into online, in-person or mixed forms of learning.
Students need to be supported to develop stamina, resilience, and intellectual and relational rigour to face the complex challenges ahead.
Festina lente: the new leadership agenda for higher education.
Strategies are needed to overcome structural barriers.
Our collective future, as well as that of future generations, depends on adequately funding higher education.
A ‘default veg’ position on campus food is one way that universities can respond to the climate crisis.
They have a responsibility to teach users how to evaluate the credibility and validity of information.
More voices need to be heard in this debate.
Indigenous histories often go unrecognized in institutional university memories.
While academic freedom itself might sound like a unique notion, granting special tools or rights to specific professions is rather commonplace.
Universities need to offer planned socializing for students who entered programs after 2020 and are less likely to know other people in their cohort.
We’re passionate about what we do but find ourselves at the mercy of a broken system.
It’s critical that students be taught how to share research findings with policymakers.
While you don’t necessarily need all these attributes, they definitely help if you are considering an administration role.
For a consumer, for instance, making the switch to an electric vehicle is a difficult decision.
Traditional academics deepen knowledge, public academics expand it.
High tuition filters out poor but often academically qualified students from other countries.
Sometimes you need to deeply embarrass yourself to grow.
The gender pay gap for faculty in Canadian universities is significant and persistent.