Fall 2019

Examining the distribution of funding

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Editorial Matters: Economics and inequality

By Ben Lewis

It is commonly understood that postsecondary education ought to focus on fostering curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, and vigorous debate, with the goal […]

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Trending towards inequality: Understanding the role of universities in the rise of contract academic work

By Kimberly Ellis-Hale and Glen Copplestone

The 1990s are key to understanding how Ontario’s postsecondary institutions have systematically entrenched economic inequality between contract and tenure-stream faculty. Even with […]

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Healthy research ecosystem—healthy researchers? The researcher as an organism of focus within a research ecosystem

By Michelle L.A. Nelson and Ross Upshur

The academic research environment is changing and researchers report struggling to adapt in order to be successful. Funding shortfalls are perennial, but […]

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The corporatization of the university budget and its consequences for academic support workers

By Janice Folk-Dawson

As governments and administrators increasingly run universities like private corporations, academic support workers find their working conditions deteriorating and their jobs threatened. […]

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How the “Student Choice Initiative” seeks to silence student voices

By Felipe Nagata

For decades, students’ unions have been raising concerns about skyrocketing tuition fees. Now, in an obscene twist, the Ford government is using […]

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As public postsecondary funding stagnates, the University of Toronto explores “alternative funding sources”

By Mariana Valverde

Universities increasingly rely on student fees and other alternative funding sources to make up for falling levels of government support, but perhaps […]

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Identifying the gaps: Reflecting on a career pursuing understanding and equity in academia

By Donald C. Cole

Upon retiring, Professor Donald C. Cole took some time to consider his career at the University of Toronto. In doing so, he […]

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