Topic: Research and innovation

University funding debates should be broadened to reflect their democratic purpose

In 2017, Murdoch University successfully applied to the Fair Work Commission to terminate its Enterprise Agreement. From the National Tertiary Education Union’s […]

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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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Why learning from experience is the educational wave of the future

The university experience has changed. It used to be enough for students to spend four years working hard on assignments, labs and […]

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Here’s how Canada can be a global leader in ethical AI

Canada’s research expertise in artificial intelligence (AI) has led to significant recent investment. But far fewer resources have been dedicated to the governance, ethics or social responsibilities of this new technology, leaving many different local initiatives to try to fill the gap.

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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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Telling stories: U of T scholar discovers new role as radio host

By Minelle Mahtani

In a new radio show, university professor Minelle Mahtani is creating a space where fellow researchers feel respected, honoured, and heard. “And […]

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Are books ready for the dustbin of history?

By Janet Miron and Joan Sangster, faculty members at Trent University

Are books a condition of our labour? Do we need libraries with stacks and physical collections? Recent discussions within libraries across the […]

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OCUFA releases principles for the Ontario university funding formula review

The provincial government has signaled that it intends to review the formula according to which funding is allocated to universities. Over the […]

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Taking the long view of Indigenous teacher education

By lolehawk Laura Buker

Exploring what Indigenous education can bring to our universities and our communities

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