Topic: Health and safety

Coronavirus crisis poses risks and opportunities for unions

Two health-care workers arrive at a walk-in COVID-19 test clinic in Montréal on March 23, 2020. Unionized nurses are among those on […]

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Students less likely to report sexual harassment when the perpetrator is a professor

Some victims say their reports drew retaliation. pic_studio/Getty Images In 2017, Karen Kelsky, a consultant for people looking for academic jobs, launched […]

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5 ways to keep human connections when moving learning online due to coronavirus

Human connections and meaningful interactions are an essential part of the learning process, especially online. (Shutterstock) Universities across Canada and the world […]

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Coronavirus pushes universities to switch to online classes — but are they ready?

Universities and colleges cancelling in-person classes will need more than technology to have the capacity to offer flexible education. (Shutterstock) In light […]

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Survey of UK academics finds widespread feelings of stress and overwork

shutterstock/tuaindeed Many people imagine universities to be calm and relaxed places of work, populated by academics who have long holidays, small workloads […]

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The mental health crisis on campus and how universities and colleges can fix it

Campus counseling centers are seeing an influx of students seeking help with mental health issues. Motortion/Shutterstock.com When college students seek help for […]

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Women in engineering: Barriers remain 30 years after École Polytechnique shooting

Engineering programs can learn about recruitment, inclusion and retention from different fields. (Shutterstock) The 30th anniversary of the Montréal Massacre is an […]

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Why building community – even through discomfort – could help stressed university and college students

A sense of belonging can enhance the college experience. Shutterstock It is a growing problem on campuses across America. Students entering college […]

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Zero-hour contracts take a huge mental and physical toll – poor eating habits, lack of sleep and relationship problems

The number of workers on zero-hours contracts continues to rise in the UK. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates that between […]

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Indigenous researchers plant seeds of hope for health and climate

By Hannah Tait Neufeld, Brittany Luby, and Kim Anderson

Indigenous land-based learning provides hands-on opportunities for knowledge development that shift away from Eurocentric forms of education. How can universities use land-based […]

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