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Retirement options for Canadians have changed dramatically

By Thomas Klassen, York University

The plan by the Ontario government to reduce the wages of professors at age 71 illustrates the dramatic changes in the relationship […]

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Congress 2017: Challenges to the integrity of academic hiring practices

By Cheryl Athersych

During Congress 2017, a session on the Challenges to the Integrity of Academic Hiring Practices in the Corporate University encouraged participants to […]

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Congress 2017: Ask Someone You Don’t Know About Something You Don’t Know

By Cheryl Athersych

Above the Expo in a hallway, I found an art installation exhibit that, in a quiet and unassuming way, pulled together many […]

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Can Collegiality Be Negotiated? University Governance and Collective Bargaining

By Mark Crane, Ph.D.

After a marathon bargaining session that stretched into the pre-dawn hours of November 26, 2015 the Nipissing University Faculty Association (NUFA) reached […]

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Your opinion matters

Academic Matters is now entering its 11th year of publication and has changed significantly over this period. The views of our readers […]

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University grads have the skills to succeed. Now where are the jobs?

By Brynne Sinclair-Waters

Getting the right skills for the job market is a hot topic these days. What skills are employers looking for? Are students […]

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The persistent myth of the “skills gap”

By Michal Rozworski

You’ve likely heard or seen a story somewhere in the media that employers face a skills shortage, or “skills gap”. The message […]

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Congress 2016 Day #3 – Learning outcomes and the Weingarten Hypothesis

Two very interesting sessions today, but for two very different reasons. The first featured research by Mary Catharine Lennon on learning outcomes. […]

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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 […]

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Congress 2016 Day #1: Climate crisis, student unions, and even more controversy

The team at Academic Matters is always thrilled to attend the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, this year in Calgary, […]

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