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BY ANGEL EVANS | DEC 11 2020

Fostering intergenerational education enriches us all, providing us with unique and diverse perspectives.

BY SAMAN RAZAVI | DEC 04 2020

Diversity is easy to define and measure, and thus manage, but equity and inclusion are not and require much greater effort.

BY GARRETT MORGAN | NOV 26 2020

There is a critical gap between what is required to respond to the pandemic on the ground and what we’re being taught in grad school.

BY CONTACT NORTH | CONTACT NORD | NOV 19 2020

Maybe – but the key question for colleges and universities is not the balance between online and face-to-face teaching, but survival.

BY ROBERT MCGILL | NOV 13 2020

Once students get a fever for writing, sometimes you have to just let it run its course – and, in certain cases, it never goes away.

BY KARINE COEN-SANCHEZ | NOV 10 2020

Only through our collective efforts to recruit and retain Black and racialized faculty members can we fully ensure the success of Black and racialized students in higher education.

BY BRIAN BIRD | OCT 29 2020

The notion that universities exist, first and foremost, to discover and impart knowledge is no longer in vogue. That’s a tragedy.

BY MICHAEL DAVIES-VENN | OCT 26 2020

Failure by the group’s membership to include a wider range of voices is a serious error for an inquiry of such global import.

BY ROWLAND LORIMER | OCT 23 2020

Exciting innovations in journal publishing worldwide are leaving us behind in terms of knowledge dissemination.

BY CATHERINE LAROCHELLE ET AL | OCT 21 2020

The global COVID-19 crisis offers universities the ideal pretext to change their practices and rethink their definition of academic work and its value.

BY STUART CHAMBERS | OCT 08 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic may presently complicate matters, but after classes return to normal, the problem must still be addressed.

BY ROSEANN O’REILLY RUNTE | OCT 06 2020

With the right investments, we can create the foundation for the current generation of researchers to remain inspired and do their best work.

BY JEAN-RENÉ ROY & RICHARD RAMSAY | OCT 01 2020

It is likely the tsunami of research triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic will generate its fair share of conflicts related to the confidentiality of research data and intellectual property.

BY NANDINI MAHARAJ | SEP 24 2020

What are you doing to connect with people of colour? Do you know your BIPOC colleagues and students? Do you know their hopes and aspirations?

BY ANDREW SANCTON | SEP 23 2020

Ed-tech companies aim to be providers of educational content, but it’s hard to believe they are as concerned about academic quality as long-established educational publishers have been.

BY KRISTI ALLAIN | SEP 15 2020

Being told your voice is too feminine, or too accented, lays bare what scholars already know: the important link between voice and power.

BY NICOLAS CARRIER, LARA KARAIAN, EVELYN MAEDER, ALEXANDER MCCLELLAND, JEFFREY MONAGHAN, MADALENA SANTOS & NATASHA STIRRETT | SEP 14 2020

The decision by the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice to end undergraduate placements with police and prison authorities is not ‘academic isolationism’ but a measured response to injustice.

BY NADIA NAFFI ET AL | SEP 08 2020

Ensuring equitable and quality education, as well as effective and efficient evaluation of student learning are among the imperatives identified for this disrupted academic year.

BY KEVIN HAGGERTY | AUG 31 2020

The decision by Carleton University criminologists to eliminate student placements with police and correctional services is ill-advised.

BY JAMES SOUTHWORTH | AUG 25 2020

The argumentative essay – the gold standard of persuasive writing – may be a better measure of good rationalization than good critical thinking.