Students in an international survey said they really missed chances to be together in person for campus-related activities, not only due to academic concerns.
International students are not only ideal candidates for settlement in Canada, they’re also vital to our prosperity. So why is it so difficult for them to come to Canada, especially those from Africa?
The humanities are labouring under a culture of managerialism – could the answer lie in reconnecting old traditions to post-1960s progressivism?
Casual or short-term contracts, a lack of professional development, little hope of career progression: a survey of academic working conditions sounds a warning.
In the 19th century, British colonial practices of using land to fund universities was a fragmented, but far-reaching, pattern of institutional development.
Over the course of a career and retirement, gender pay gaps lead to a difference of roughly half-a-million dollars for women professors relative to their male counterparts.
Strikes have had a negative impact on Nigeria but private universities have benefited.
Students once might have been the main clients of higher education, but today communities, industries and the government demand the ear of the university.
Universities can be hostile, overwhelming and unwelcoming places for many First Nations Peoples working in academia. More needs to be done to ensure culturally safe workplaces.
The tradition of awarding honorary doctorates highlights unpalatable truths about the role of universities in reproducing social inequality.
Incorporating lessons from Ryerson University’s renaming process could help Canadian institutions address colonization.
With academic freedom comes moral responsibility. Men within New Zealand universities – and beyond – must challenge misogynistic abuse of their women colleagues and not stay silent.
As we observe with the war in Ukraine, humanities skills are crucial for understanding 21st-century problems.
Today’s students are part of a generation demanding society-wide change in the culture that perpetuates sexual violence, and the students expect their universities to lead the way.
Social scientists in Nigeria communicate their research results more among themselves than they do to policymakers and the general public.
COVID-19 planning needs to take disability justice seriously. Universities must design courses to be accessible to all learners, and offer ongoing remote learning.
Courses designed to foster peer-to-peer learning in virtual spaces can yield research insights across disciplines.
Academics and students are prominent among the Russians who are defying the Putin regime and opposing the invasion of Ukraine. They need to be supported, not cut off by the rest of the world.
Medical schools need long-term equity planning and built-in accountability measures in order to help realize a larger vision of anti-racist and inclusive health care.
We live in a digital and distributed world. Universities must adapt to that reality to do a better job of meeting today’s educational needs.