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The ‘othering’ of women through misogyny, racism and sexism in scholarship has had, and continues to have, serious consequences on women’s lives. (Shutterstock)

Why women’s studies programs in Canada are more important than ever

Women’s studies programs should continue to be supported to ensure the fight for women’s rights are not reversed or forgotten.
A student wears virtual reality goggles and headphones as part of a digital learning experience. Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images

5 challenges of doing college in the metaverse

There are benefits to taking college classes in the metaverse, but there are also potential problems.
Students who are career-driven tend to do better academically. Morsa Images via Getty Images

Purpose and gratitude boost academic engagement

College students who are focused on career goals and personal growth – and growth for others – tend to fare better academically, new research finds.
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5​ problems with the Student Experience Survey’s attempt to understand what’s going on in higher education post-COVID

The annual Student Experience Survey is a litmus test of student engagement, satisfaction and educational quality. But the survey’s categories of study no longer match the post-COVID experience.
Performance-based funding for colleges is widespread. But does it work? MediaNews Group/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images

Racial gaps in college graduation widened under funding model meant to boost performance

Some states fund their public colleges based on how well the schools perform on key metrics. New research raises questions about how that affects outcomes for students from different racial groups.
Research shows women who study engineering do better when mentored by other women. Nitat Termmee/Moment via Getty Images

Only about 1 in 5 engineering degrees go to women

A negative environment dissuades many women engineering students from staying in the field. Can colleges and universities do anything to reverse the trend?

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