In my opinion
The following is a response to the 2009 article, “PhD: To what end?,” which showed that Canadian philosophy grads are less likely than foreign-educated PhDs to be hired at Canadian institutions. The article has received more than 40 comments to date, including this insightful reply.
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A French Canadian in Switzerland.
Art and design schools respond to demands of 21st-century education.
Quality vs. quantity.
In an era of eroding government support, it’s little wonder that universities have felt pressure to adopt an entrepreneurial approach to knowledge.
The systems now used to evaluate teaching by professors are highly inadequate.
Why I won’t be attending your seasonal party.
I beg to differ when it comes to academic freedom at universities.
It’s time to measure.
As the senior population continues to increase, Canadian institutions need to prepare for possibility of an influx of mature students in the classroom.
If I were to ask members of any university audience, “Do you believe in the importance of academic freedom? Do you believe we should all be vigilant and vigorous in its defence?”, the answers undoubtedly would be yes and yes.
Graduate council conference is a catalyst for change.
Canadian universities are in danger of falling out of balance.
In Canada, international students working on their PhD are given funding for four years. After that, they are on their own.
Learning management woes.
UBC made the right call on a student who was involved in the Stanley Cup riot.
In early June, 33-year-old University of British Columbia graduate student Rumana Manzur was brutally attacked by her husband while visiting family in Bangladesh. He gouged out her eyes, permanently blinding her, and bit off most of her nose. This was done in front of their young daughter.
Let’s not eulogize the book just yet.