Topic: Research and innovation

The public value of public funding for research

By Jeff Noonan

Basic, curiosity-driven research continues to take a backseat to privately and publicly funded research linked to short-term commercial profit. We must push […]

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The abuses and perverse effects of quantitative evaluation in the academy

By Yves Gingras

The world of academic research is scored according to so-called “objective” measures, with an emphasis on publications and citations. But the very […]

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Dérives et effets pervers de l’évaluation quantitative de la recherche

By Yves Gingras

Les professeurs et les chercheurs universitaires sont de plus en plus évalués à l’aide de mesures dites « objectives », qui mettent […]

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Beyond all in the family: Community-based research in Canada

By Katherine A. H. Graham

Community-based research has been building momentum in Canada. Can this forward progress be sustained?

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Putting research to work for the community

By Kathleen Bloom

Examining a model of knowledge mobilization between community organizations and the university.

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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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To be or not to be a PhD: Is that still the question?

By Bryan Gopaul

Critics and commentators often get doctoral education wrong. As Bryan Gopaul argues, we need to appreciate the complexity of graduate education to get reforms right.

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Deciding on a career in the college sector

By Linda Muzzin

Tenure-track positions in Canadian universities are getting harder to find. But recent research suggests that many full-time career opportunities exist in Canada’s colleges.

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“Universities need to innovate, but put down the sledgehammer”

Over on the Inside Agenda Blog, there is an excellent piece by Emmett Macfarlane, a professor at the University of Waterloo. In […]

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