Topic: Knowledge and skills development

Conference Board of Canada announces skills and post-secondary education project

By Erica Rayment

There seems to be a recurring theme in discussions about post-secondary education policy – we talk a lot about big ideas (innovation, […]


Influencing Universities to Embrace Learning Outcomes: Why JOBS is a Dirty Four Letter Word

By Steve Joordens

“Looming low and ominous, in twilight premature, thunderheads are rumbling in a distant overture” (Neil Peart, from the RUSH song Jacob’s Ladder).  […]


Becoming Prof 2.0

By Melonie Fullick

In October 2010, “So You Want to Get a PhD in the Humanities” was posted on YouTube and began to circulate rapidly […]


Lost in Translation after Graduation?

By Pamela Cushing, Ph.D. & Kimberly Ruiter, B.A., King’s University College at Western University

What students do after leaving the academy can be impressive, surprising, and, as one department found out, useful for universities interested in improving the student experience.


Copyright discourse in the academy: Values, policies, and technology

By Tony Horava

The university needs to appreciate better the intertwined relationship between values, policies, and technologies with respect to copyright issues.


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Lost horizons

By Ronald Glasberg

Just what is the big picture perspective on knowledge, what is its value, and how is this perspective restored for students?


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Back to school days

By Mark Bernstein

The challenges and joys of the professor-student. At age 51, a neurosurgeon returns to school.


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Bridging the Digital Divide

By Joan Flaherty

A Non-Technical Approach to the Use of New Technology in Post-Secondary Teaching and Learning.


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Broadening accessibility to postsecondary education in Canada

By Glen A. Jones

Increasing access to postsecondary education is a challenging problem with no easy solutions. But given Canada’s demographics and the rapidly changing nature of our economy, it’s a problem we cannot ignore. We can’t afford to be satisfied with current participation rates while key components of our population are ill-equipped to engage with the emerging social and economic realities of the twenty-first century.


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Considering a career in academia? Here are some (observed) realities

By Christina Skorobohacz

Thinking about becoming an academic? A graduate student and aspiring academic reflects on a semester-long internship shadowing an assistant professor. Anyone contemplating an academic career will find this reflection of particular interest.