Topic: Research and innovation

PhD completion: an evidence-based guide for students, supervisors and universities

This discrepancy does not necessarily mean postgraduate research students “failed” their degree. Common reasons not completing a degree include changes of career goals, work-family conflicts, poor health or financial strain. Alternatively, some students remain enrolled in their degree for long periods without making significant progress.

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Editorial Matters: The slow erosion of public university funding

By Ben Lewis

Ontario’s public universities are vital institutions that deliver education to thousands of students, produce thought-provoking and groundbreaking research, and provide good jobs […]

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The case for publicly funded universities

By Graham Cox

Ontario’s universities are important public spaces that depend on robust public funding to thrive. When the structure of the funding model changes, […]

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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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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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