Topic: Research and innovation

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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More on bad Ontario/California comparisons

By Graeme Stewart

Ken Snowdon has released a paper that echoes our criticisms about Ian Clark’s recent article advocating “California Style”differentiation in Ontario. OCUFA, our […]

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The perils of California Dreamin’ in higher education

By Graeme Stewart

Writing in the National Post, Ian Clark argues that emulating California’s higher education system will increase the productivity and efficiency of Ontario’s […]

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Why not have mandatory “toolbox” training?

In a recent meeting with a number of teaching-minded colleagues, one made what – to me – sounded like a rather innocent […]

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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.

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So Where’s the Literature Review?

By Ann Rauhala

Ann Rauhala, a former journalist now teaching at Ryerson University, says the worlds of academe and journalism are not quite the two solitudes they seem.

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