In my opinion
We have an assessment system that is designed for our convenience as instructors and administrators, rather than for the learning needs of our students.
Taking steps to ensure that conscious and unconscious bias do not play a role in hiring and promotion does not mean that excellence cannot exist.
Are Canadian students up to the task?
Canada is hemorrhaging early career research capacity.
University leaders concerned about the employability of graduates should sustain academic and curricular diversity, including the liberal arts.
We need to introduce consistency and reliability into the classroom, and place the student experience at the centre of our teaching.
The second annual International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating is an attempt by universities around the world to raise awareness about students who hire others to do their work.
Why don’t more students protest against this most universally distressing ritual of university life?
It is nearly impossible for talented early career researchers – especially women – to obtain stable funding to operate their labs.
There is a new duty felt by teachers at all levels of our education system to make good on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission calls to action, creating both a critically important opportunity and an unease about our preparedness.
The problem of equity is not new, nor is it unique to science, though I sense we’ve been ready to solve it for a long time.
We advocate for a harmonized intellectual property policy based on the creator-owned model.
The impact of the growing interest in fake news has been the realization that the public might not be well-equipped to separate quality information from false information.
The great importance of knowing themselves and recognizing their courage ranged from little everyday acts, called micro-courage, to big acts of courage whereby they felt their job was on the line.
We do them no favours if we help them stay in university when they are not functioning as students because of a mental health crisis.
Copyright monitoring and enforcement would be an onerous and complex task for universities.
Educate yourself, embrace activism, donate your time, and more.
We cannot sit passively by and let the seeds of hatred that have been sown to flourish.
To understand a system, to really answer a question in biology, you have to incorporate genetic diversity, look across multiple genotypes.
“Extremism is now startlingly pervasive, politically poisonous, and requires constant repudiation.”