In my opinion
National Day for Truth & Reconciliation: universities and schools must acknowledge how colonial education has reproduced anti-Indigenous racism
Reconciliation in education begins by acknowledging how educational systems — in particular, our universities, teacher education programs and curricula — have reproduced systemic anti-Indigenous racisms across Canada.
Orientation week assaults persist because they are normalized as part of university culture.
Hostile exchanges are quickly coming to the forefront of issues confronting human resources departments.
Canadian colleges and universities can mandate COVID-19 vaccination without violating Charter rights
Campus mandates are not forced vaccinations. Mandates offer choices: receive or decline the vaccine.
The social network website Goodreads provides insight into what some women are reading.
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.
Why we must, and how we can, make the post-pandemic university a more intellectually productive learning commons
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.
How governments are redirecting public funds to private interests by pushing PSE to align more closely with labour market demands
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.