In my opinion
The lack of any structural acknowledgement about the toll that COVID is taking on parents and caregivers is a grave failing at the institutional level.
Universities need people, policies and protocols that take into account how to support the success of BIPOC students from an equity, not equality, perspective.
Ryerson University needs to embrace an approach that prioritizes the public interest and truly listens to public conversations about decolonization.
Academic freedom means academics can reflect on any topic, but can they fuel racist thinking?
What happens when someone outside of the university community co-ordinates a mass email campaign demanding the firing of a faculty member? University policies need to cover this.
Looking at how BIPOC faculty are paid and treated when they first enter academia, and truly listening to them, would be a good first step in changing white privilege.
Weighing unrestricted expression against fostering a tolerant public sphere will test the fundamental freedoms we cherish in our democratic society.
Getting students back to pre-COVID-19 standards will be a delicate act.
In teaching students debating skills, are we preparing them to build the world we want?
The pandemic has made the important work of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, and of aggressively fighting resurgent racism at an institutional level, all the more urgent.
There’s no need to create a teaching schedule for the fall. Students have been telling us how to create a learning environment that makes sense. We should listen to them.
Universities should be places for people to discover their own ways of contributing to their communities, not vocational assembly lines.
Offer free tutoring in math and science to high school students to help level the playing field, suggests engineering dean.
The entire university community should systematically incorporate issues of climate change and the collapse of biodiversity into introductory courses.
A professor reconciles the push for transferrable skills in university courses with her own reasons for teaching history.
Crises bring renewed interest in co-operatives.
Experts in ethics and law examine the issues that should be considered when making the decision.
Postdocs recount three key elements in their strategy that led to their unionization efforts.
Indexing scholarships and stipends is a simple yet effective way to maintain early career researchers’ standard of living.
Students become far more interested when discussions focus on the tensions within a belief system rather than comparing two different ones.