Spring 2018

How should we fund Ontario’s universities?

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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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It’s time to invest in a faculty renewal strategy for Ontario’s universities

By Gyllian Phillips

For years, full-time faculty hiring has stagnated at Ontario’s universities, even as student enrolment has increased dramatically. It’s time for the government […]

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What might the 2018 Ontario Budget mean for university faculty?

Given the upcoming election, it is widely understood that the 2018 Ontario Budget is as much a campaign platform document as a […]

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Looking at the big picture: A breakdown of university funding in Ontario through the decades

University revenues by student and government funding sources Ontario student fees have accounted for a greater share of current university revenues (primarily […]

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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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What happened to the issue of postsecondary education?

By André Turcotte and Heather Scott-Marshall

Postsecondary education is an issue that affects a majority of Ontarians, but it does not often feature prominently in provincial elections. How […]

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Building solidarity on Ontario’s university campuses

By Nour Alideeb

University administrations often seek to advance unpopular agendas by attempting to pit students and faculty against each other. Through campus alliances, we […]

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2018 Worldviews Lecture: The challenges of free speech on campus

The Worldviews Lecture is a lively forum to advance mutual understanding of the relationships, challenges, and potential of the academy and media. […]

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Humour Matters: It’s time to make meaningless words great again

By Steve Penfold

When it comes to humour about public funding, there really is no way to compete with reality. The last time the basic […]

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