In my opinion
Learning is delightful, intellectual elitism is not.
By that I mean a place where you’ll encounter disturbing ideas.
Let’s confront misperceptions about our graduates.
University professors have an odd public image.
Or, Steve and Di’s evening on the Internet.
A university’s character is the sum of its faculty and their work.
Canada’s universities should build on what they’ve already created.
Why PhD candidates should re-evaluate their career expectations.
Academic freedom or statement of faith? They’re both right.
Concentrating research funding in the largest institutions may not be the most productive model for Canadian research
Another forecast of changes coming to university education
National conference in October is a first step to making this a reality
This generous but ill-conceived program distorts the logic of graduate-school funding
It’s not enough to teach about teaching technologies – use them!
A new emphasis in science on the study of genetic variation is raising old issues of race
How to end your course in a way that students will remember
Canadian universities could benefit if they boost efforts to recruit international students, who want quality for fair cost
Boy, do I feel silly recalling how, in the autumn of 2000, I assured my students at York University that there wouldn’t be a strike. “We don’t have the guts to go out. We always have a positive strike vote then cave in at the eleventh hour and accept whatever York’s negotiators offer us. My […]
Universities’ heavy dependence on part-time faculty merits serious attention, but the union’s proposed solution would be unacceptable to every university in Canada
The director of communications at Lakehead University recently wrote, in this column, that it is time that academics realize that we live in a marketplace and thus have to “brand” our universities to sell our “products” to potential “buyers” – the students. She told us how, in much less time than expected, she transformed the […]