In my opinion
Why do hiring committees appear to favour graduates from big-league universities?
Part-time and summer jobs can be valuable sources of experiential learning and critical thinking for students.
It’s up to all of us, with a bit of mutual understanding, to stem the tide of increasing regulation at Canada’s universities.
Why researchers are studying cannabis for promising anti-seizure medication.
Or, to quote Gord Downie, “I’m not going to do the dancing bear!”
We need to refocus and intensify our efforts on math education if Canada is to compete internationally.
A phenomenon called “ethics creep” is discouraging researchers rather than protecting study participants.
A new taskforce report by the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies says it’s time to rethink the PhD.
Universities can create intentional, integrative learning opportunities without disrupting the rigour of academic disciplines.
A recent study finds evidence that thoughtful, persuasive commentary by academics can shift the debate and affect policy.
Students need to reach out for help, and our systems must work to provide solutions.
If we are serious about accessible online learning, we must talk openly about disability as if it is right here, right now – because it is.
Suggesting students should replace classroom learning with so-called real-world experiences actually weakens the argument for a university education.
To make investment in university R&D more impactful, we need to bring everyone to the same table.
The decision-making authority of universities appears to be shrinking, and that’s cause for concern.
A long-term commitment to sustaining a highly diverse talent pool is the cornerstone of robust economic and social policies.
Let’s work together to change the higher education workplace so that no one has to keep a secret they don’t want to keep.
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Hate speech is on the rise. In Canada alone, it increased by a staggering 600 per cent between 2015 and 2016 as part of what some have called “the Trump effect.” Academia is not immune to this trend. According to a recent study, […]
International PhD candidates are flocking to Canada because the country is seen as still valuing the humanities.
Strategies should include making these learning experiences for-credit and offering a simple recognition program to acknowledge participation.