Opinion

$10,000 Fellowship for Higher Education Journalism accepting applications

The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) is excited to announce the second annual $10,000 OCUFA Fellowship in Higher Education Journalism. […]

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We want to hear from you! Take the Academic Matters reader survey

By Ben Lewis, Editor-in-Chief

Dear Reader, As the Editor of Academic Matters, I want to take a moment to encourage you to spend a few minutes […]

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Your opinion matters! Take the 2019 Academic Matters reader survey

By Ben Lewis, Editor-in-Chief

Take the 2019 Academic Matters Readers Survey. It only takes a few minutes and your feedback is vital for shaping the magazine, […]

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Shifting priorities in the new university

By Thomas Klassen, York University

The image of universities composed of mostly full-time tenured professors is long out-of-date. Half of all undergraduate students in Canada, as in […]

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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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Against endorsing the Chicago Principles

By Sigal Ben-Porath, University of Pennsylvania

In response to rising tensions around free speech, many colleges and universities have endorsed the Chicago principles, which express a commitment to […]

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A parent’s view of educational copying and #CopyrightReview

By Meera Nair

Dear Mr. Boissonnault: I write in connection to remarks you made on November 22, during a meeting of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage (beginning […]

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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 […]

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Divisions in the university commons yield dividends: A partial review of Peter MacKinnon’s University Commons Divided

By Root Gorelick

In University Commons Divided, Peter MacKinnon, the long-serving president of the University of Saskatchewan, has written an interesting introduction to some of […]

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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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