Topic: History

Universities must open their archives and share their oppressive pasts

The archives of academic institutions can tell previously untold stories of eugenics. Universities can begin to undo oppressive legacies by opening them […]

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What does ‘We are all treaty people’ mean, and who speaks for Indigenous students on campus?

While there has been a recent growing awareness of Indigenous cultures at Canadian universities, racism, violence and dismissal still dominate conversations on […]

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Historians’ archival research looks quite different in the digital age

Today, and into the future, consulting archival documents increasingly means reading them on a screen. (Shutterstock) Our society’s historical record is undergoing […]

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Student perspectives on good teaching: what history reveals

By Paul Axelrod

What constitutes effective and engaging university pedagogy, and have student impressions of this changed through the ages? My reading of memoirs, biographies, […]

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Community involvement and government leadership in challenging sexual violence on campus

By Gabrielle Ross-Marquette and Wendy Komiotis

The involvement of community-based organizations such as METRAC was key to the creation of Ontario’s new action plan on sexual violence.

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From Deference to Defiance: The evolution of Ontario faculty associations

By Craig Heron

Faculty associations are behaving more and more like unions, transforming labour relations at universities in Ontario.

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OCUFA at 50

By Carol Anderson

Looking back at five decades of change, challenge, and growth in Ontario’s university sector.

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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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Business as Usual: Elite Universities during the 1930s

By Hilary Earl

Resources and intelligence do not necessarily translate into political or moral fortitude. Stephen H. Norwood, The Third Reich in the Ivory Tower: Complicity and Conflict on American Campuses. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

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