Topic: Funding

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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The case for publicly funded universities

By Graham Cox

Ontario’s universities are important public spaces that depend on robust public funding to thrive. When the structure of the funding model changes, […]

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It’s time to invest in a faculty renewal strategy for Ontario’s universities

By Gyllian Phillips

For years, full-time faculty hiring has stagnated at Ontario’s universities, even as student enrolment has increased dramatically. It’s time for the government […]

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What might the 2018 Ontario Budget mean for university faculty?

Given the upcoming election, it is widely understood that the 2018 Ontario Budget is as much a campaign platform document as a […]

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Looking at the big picture: A breakdown of university funding in Ontario through the decades

University revenues by student and government funding sources Ontario student fees have accounted for a greater share of current university revenues (primarily […]

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The public value of public funding for research

By Jeff Noonan

Basic, curiosity-driven research continues to take a backseat to privately and publicly funded research linked to short-term commercial profit. We must push […]

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University funding debates should be broadened to reflect their democratic purpose

In 2017, Murdoch University successfully applied to the Fair Work Commission to terminate its Enterprise Agreement. From the National Tertiary Education Union’s […]

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University funding in Ontario and the implications of the new performance-based funding model, a discussion

By Ben Lewis

This past spring, faculty from across Ontario gathered in Toronto for the OCUFA Policy Exchange. The conference was organized to help set […]

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Unintended consequences: The use of metrics in higher education

By Gavin Moodie

Metrics are used throughout Ontario’s postsecondary education system—for determining university funding, judging institutional performance, and gauging student perceptions. But metrics are not […]

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Questioning the quality of the quality assurance process in Ontario’s Universities

By Donald Wiebe

The case of the Toronto School of Theology raises serious questions about the misuse of quality assurance processes in the province.

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