Topic: Editorials

Your opinion matters! Take the 2019 Academic Matters reader survey

By Ben Lewis, Editor-in-Chief

This is the last week to take the 2019 Academic Matters Readers Survey. It only takes a few minutes and your feedback […]

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Editorial Matters: Economics and inequality

By Ben Lewis

It is commonly understood that postsecondary education ought to focus on fostering curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, and vigorous debate, with the goal […]

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Editorial Matters: A time for action

By Ben Lewis

Ontario’s universities are built on models of scholarship developed in the United Kingdom and western Europe. Founded by and for European settlers, […]

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Editorial Matters: Something to talk about

By Ben Lewis

Over the past few years, the debate about freedom of speech on university campuses has increased in intensity. Often sparked by high […]

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Editorial Matters: The slow erosion of public university funding

By Ben Lewis

Ontario’s public universities are vital institutions that deliver education to thousands of students, produce thought-provoking and groundbreaking research, and provide good jobs […]

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Editorial Matters: Alluring figures

By Ben Lewis

There is an appealing simplicity in numbers. A number’s value is never ambiguous, even if its meaning can be. Numbers are specific […]

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Editorial Matters: The comforts of common sense

By Ben Lewis

“Keep hold of a few plain truths, and make everything square with them. When I was young … there never was any […]

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Your opinion matters

Academic Matters is now entering its 11th year of publication and has changed significantly over this period. The views of our readers […]

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Editor Matters: Whose University is it anyway?

By Graeme Stewart

The past few years have seen university governance jump from relative obscurity and into the headlines. How universities are run is suddenly […]

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Editorial Matters: The relationship between higher education and the state has always been a complicated one.

By Graeme Stewart

THE FIRST European universities, for the most part established through papal bulls, coexisted uneasily with secular authorities. They were located within kingdoms and […]

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