We should challenge government defunding of universities, and greater reliance on private donations that can affect the transparency, equity and democracy of public institutions, including hospitals.
Many countries monitor higher education at the federal level, partly to take a systemic approach to overseeing academic integrity. Why not Canada?
As universities advocate for 'zero suicide' frameworks, it is important for university leaders to work at suicide awareness, prevention and response, and to reinforce a culture of compassion.
Graduate students have much to offer the non-academic workforce based on critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Universities need to help them articulate these skills for employers.
Ontario's newest university serving a diverse francophone community will focus on the community's strengths and contribute to major contemporary issues.