Topic: Participation and enrolment

“And some, I assume, are good people”: US international student recruitment and neo-racist nativism

Dale Kirby, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of international students enrolled at Canadian colleges and universities had steadily increased in recent years. […]


COVID-19: Don’t make university students choose between education and legal rights

A person bicycles past the University of Toronto campus during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto in June 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette […]


How to make universities more inclusive? Hire more working-class academics

  Matej Kastelic/Shutterstock For several years, higher education institutions have been putting in place widening participation initiatives. These are designed to help […]


Government funding in Australia will be tied to university performance from 2020: what does this mean, and what are the challenges?

“Buildings at University of Sydney – 9”by Ameel Khan is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0  Education minister Dan Tehan met with university […]


The Indigenous diversity gap

Malinda S. Smith and Nancy Bray

Where are the Indigenous Peoples in Canadian universities? Canadian postsecondary institutions have pursued equity, diversity, and inclusion policies and programs since the […]


Supporting mature female students enrolling in university STEM programs

Mature women students face additional barriers when enrolling in STEM programs. Shutterstock Women face many barriers when it comes to post-secondary education, […]


Mentors play critical role in quality of university and college experience, new poll suggests

In order to have a rewarding college experience, students should build a constellation of mentors. This constellation should be a diverse set of faculty, staff and peers who will get students out of their comfort zones and challenge them to learn more – and more deeply – than they thought they could. Students should begin to build this network during their first year of college.


Dangerous stereotypes stalk black university and college athletes

If you go strictly by the official account, heatstroke was the cause of death for University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair. McNair died earlier this year following a grueling practice in which training staff failed to properly diagnose and treat his condition. But there’s another culprit – or at least a contributing factor – that should not be overlooked.


For universities, making the case for diversity is part of making amends for racist past

The Trump administration recently announced plans to scrap Obama-era guidelines that encouraged universities to consider race as a factor to promote diversity on campus, claiming the guidelines “advocate policy preferences and positions beyond the requirements of the Constitution.” Some university leaders immediately went on the defense.