Topic: Truth and Reconciliation and decolonization

Why there are so few Indigenous graduates at convocation

Convocation can be a very emotional occasion. Each year, it seems, the commentariat is whipped up into near hysterics over some honorary […]


Dissident Knowledge in Higher Education, a review

By Gerald Walton

When I was a doctoral student early in the millennium, I remember a lot of talk among my colleagues about “lines.” In […]


A university president apologizes for academia’s role in residential schools

Earlier this month, I stood before hundreds of people gathered at the University of British Columbia and publicly apologized for the role […]


Can we really teach ‘Indigenizing’ courses online?

On April 16, Canadians — and internet users around the world — have the opportunity to participate in “Indigenous Canada,” a Massive […]


Congress 2016 Day 2: Governance controversies and reconciliation in the university

It was another interesting day here at the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Calgary. Two sessions […]


Congress 2015: The humanities go deep, while Wente plays in the shallow end

By Erica Rayment

The annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences brought academics from across the country together in Ottawa this past week. As […]


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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Broadening accessibility to postsecondary education in Canada

By Glen A. Jones

Increasing access to postsecondary education is a challenging problem with no easy solutions. But given Canada’s demographics and the rapidly changing nature of our economy, it’s a problem we cannot ignore. We can’t afford to be satisfied with current participation rates while key components of our population are ill-equipped to engage with the emerging social and economic realities of the twenty-first century.


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“Whose university is it, anyway?” A question we need to keep asking

By Jennie Hornosty

Whose University Is It, Anyway? Power and Privilege on Gendered Terrain, edited by Anne Wagner, Sandra Acker, and Kimine Mayuzumi (Sumach Press, 2008)


Tâwaw cî?: Aboriginal Faculty, Students, and Content in the University English Department

By Jo-Ann Episkenew and Deanna Reder

In a wide-ranging conversation, First Nations University professor Jo-Ann Episkenew and Simon Fraser University professor Deanna Reder discuss the realities and challenges faced by Aboriginal academics and students in Canadian universities.