Topic: Editorials

Editorial Matters: Skin in the game

We only do an issue of Academic Matters if we think the topic is important, timely, or relevant to the current state-of-play […]

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Where have all the academics gone?

By Graeme Stewart

Writing in today’s Ottawa Citizen, Lawrence Martin observes that Canada’s academic are “missing in action”. That is, almost totally silent on the […]

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Reflections on the CSSHE Annual Conference: Good, but more policy, please?

This past week, Academic Matters was fortunate to attend the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. As a magazine dedicated […]

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Harper and the “dumbing down” of Canadian society

By Erica Rayment

It’s almost like we planned it! But even though we didn’t, the micro-lecture roundtable discussion sponsored jointly by the Canadian Political Science […]

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Conference Board of Canada announces skills and post-secondary education project

By Erica Rayment

There seems to be a recurring theme in discussions about post-secondary education policy – we talk a lot about big ideas (innovation, […]

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100 cups of coffee every minute…

It’s an eye-catching stat, but understandable when you consider it refers to the rate of caffeine consumption at the 2013 Congress of […]

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Sometimes it feels like we’re standing on a battlefied

By Graeme Stewart

Military metaphors are tired, no question. Orwell cautions that we should never use clichés that we are accustomed to seeing in print, […]

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More on bad Ontario/California comparisons

By Graeme Stewart

Ken Snowdon has released a paper that echoes our criticisms about Ian Clark’s recent article advocating “California Style”differentiation in Ontario. OCUFA, our […]

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