Topic: Politics

A new bond between the public and universities could brighten America’s future

  Blackboard/shutterstock.com The technology powering the device you are using to read this article was originally developed at a research university. So […]

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The importance of international students to Atlantic Canada

Anita faced a tough choice when she discovered she was unexpectedly pregnant. If she took a term off school to care for her newborn, her family would lose its dream of settling in Canada. So, eight weeks after the summer birth, with her diplomat husband away on a long-term work assignment in the Caribbean and two more children at home, the international student from Cameroon returned to class full-time.

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Trump, Brexit, and the academy

By Peter Scott

There is some truth in the populist attack that the academy has sold-out to corporate interests and become inaccessible to many. Universities […]

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Canada’s university administrators must pay attention to right-wing activism on campuses

By Steven Zhou

The surge in racism on university campuses is part of a broader right-wing awakening across the country. University administrators must counter these […]

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Populist citizen politics — Beyond the Manichean mindset

By Harry C. Boyte

A positive political alternative to the rise of demagogic populism will require a vibrant vision of democratic society and the empowerment of […]

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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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The political challenge of academic commitment

By Robin Vose

As we approach this year’s federal election, professors and academic librarians have a responsibility to speak out.

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The Staying Power of Unions

By Trish Hennessy

Unions help build a fairer society for everyone – from factory workers to university professors.

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Academic Research vs. Political Propaganda: Lessons from the Fraser Institute’s Study of Minority-Language Education

By Edmund A. Aunger

In 2012 the Fraser Institute published a 138-page study entitled Official Language Policies of the Canadian Provinces: Costs and Benefits in 2006 […]

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Where have all the academics gone?

By Graeme Stewart

Writing in today’s Ottawa Citizen, Lawrence Martin observes that Canada’s academic are “missing in action”. That is, almost totally silent on the […]

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