Topic: Governance

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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The corporatization of the university budget and its consequences for academic support workers

By Janice Folk-Dawson

As governments and administrators increasingly run universities like private corporations, academic support workers find their working conditions deteriorating and their jobs threatened. […]

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As public postsecondary funding stagnates, the University of Toronto explores “alternative funding sources”

By Mariana Valverde

Universities increasingly rely on student fees and other alternative funding sources to make up for falling levels of government support, but perhaps […]

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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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Against endorsing the Chicago Principles

By Sigal Ben-Porath, University of Pennsylvania

In response to rising tensions around free speech, many colleges and universities have endorsed the Chicago principles, which express a commitment to […]

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The more women in government, the healthier a population

Canada’s Minister of the Status of Women Maryam Monsef is pictured in the Library of Parliament on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa on […]

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Free speech and the battle for the university

By Shannon Dea

At the University of Waterloo, a controversial talk had the faculty association looking for creative ways to respond. How did the faculty […]

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Divisions in the university commons yield dividends: A partial review of Peter MacKinnon’s University Commons Divided

By Root Gorelick

In University Commons Divided, Peter MacKinnon, the long-serving president of the University of Saskatchewan, has written an interesting introduction to some of […]

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Can Collegiality Be Negotiated? University Governance and Collective Bargaining

By Mark Crane, Ph.D.

After a marathon bargaining session that stretched into the pre-dawn hours of November 26, 2015 the Nipissing University Faculty Association (NUFA) reached […]

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A galvanizing process: Unpacking Ontario’s new postsecondary sexual violence policies

By Dawn Moore

How is Ontario’s new action plan on sexual violence playing out on Ontario campuses?

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