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

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”

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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Congress 2015: Challenges, opportunities for public sector unions facing austerity

Brynne S-W

Austerity and precarity¬†figured largely on the agenda at the Canadian Association of Work and Labour Studies conference this week at the Congress […]

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Book Launch: A Penny for Your Thoughts

Brynne S-W

A new book on the impact of corporatization on Canada‚Äôs universities was launched on June 4 in Ottawa by the Canadian Centre […]

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

Erica Rayment

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

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Congress 2015: The Canadian higher education data problem

Every year at the Canadian Society for Studies in Higher Education (CSSHE) meeting, you can count on someone – or a lot […]

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Congress 2015: Dilemmas for PhD graduates and doctoral education

Mark Rosenfeld

The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences frequently offers an opportunity for reflection on the current state of an academic discipline […]

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