Topic: Student issues

Editorial Matters: Skin in the game

We only do an issue of Academic Matters if we think the topic is important, timely, or relevant to the current state-of-play […]

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Not Another Brick in the Wall: Capitalism and Student Protests in Chile

By Andrés Bernasconi

A few days ago, I visited a high school in a poor urban area in Western Santiago and met with the junior […]

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Becoming Prof 2.0

By Melonie Fullick

In October 2010, “So You Want to Get a PhD in the Humanities” was posted on YouTube and began to circulate rapidly […]

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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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Canada’s most expensive U-Pass: Students deserve what they pay for

By Nick Falvo

Ottawa City Council has voted to increase the cost of the universal student transit pass (the ‘U-Pass’) by almost 25 percent. In return, one would think students deserve better—not worse—service.

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Cut and Paste Research

By Kane X. Faucher

Research and shopping seem to be converging, as students go to their machines to do “research” at the web’s many info-malls.

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A new minister should offer students a new deal

By Nick Falvo

While the McGuinty government showed interest in post-secondary education in its first term, under Colleges, Training and Universities Minister John Milloy, it’s been coasting in neutral, to put it mildly.

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Back to school days

By Mark Bernstein

The challenges and joys of the professor-student. At age 51, a neurosurgeon returns to school.

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