Topic: History

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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Educating the Child in Enlightenment Britain - book cover

Plus ça change? Education in the Enlightenment and Now

By Mark G. Spencer

Stephen Bygrave, Uses of Education: Reading in Enlightenment in England (Bucknell, 2009) and Mary Hilton and Jill Shefrin, eds, Educating the Child in Enlightenment Britain: Beliefs, Cultures, Practices (Ashgate, 2009).

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Obama and the Crash: reshaping the intellectual agenda in Canada

By James Laxer

Major developments in American politics and society always provoke some combination of consternation, envy, imitation, rejection, or righteous indignation north of the […]

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Polytechnique: what we remember, what we invent, what we forget

By Karen Dubinsky

Some say Denis Villeneuve’s film, Polytechnique, about the Montreal Massacre of 1989, opens old wounds. But for many of us the wounds […]

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An old printing press

Reflections on University Press Publishing

By Bill Harnum

Former University of Toronto Press executive Bill Harnum describes the current terrain of scholarly book publishing and looks to the future. There are a number of daunting challenges, he writes, but they can be overcome.

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